[Viscom-dev] Rocket City Geospatial - Call for Presentations Extended to July 1st

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From: Directions Media <newsletters@directionsmag.com>
Date: June 21, 2007 11:29:55 PM PDT (CA)
Subject: Rocket City Geospatial - Call for Presentations Extended to July 1st
Reply-To: newsletters@directionsmag.com

We have extended our call for presentations to the inaugural Rocket City Geospatial Conference - the premier geospatial conference in the Southeast...Submit your abstract before the deadline of July 1st!

We are looking for presentations in many categories including:

* Visualization and Analysis Tools for Geospatial Decision Support
* Homeland Security: Emergency Preparedness & Response
* Metadata, or lack thereof: "The largest crisis in GIS today"
* GIS Data Integration
* Open Source vs. Open Standards: Clearing up the confusion
* Emerging Technologies: Sensors Web; GeoRSS; image analysis
* Integration of GIS and "Virtual Reality" in Battlefield Management
* Transportation & Utility GIS
* Lessons Learned from Katrina - GIS in Action
* Mobile Field Data Collection
...and many more, See: http://newsletter.directionsmag.com/users/link.php?LinkID=39626&UserID=66092&Newsletter=744&List=1&LinkType=Send/

Submit your presentation today by going to:
...we only have about 35 speaking slots! You will be notified by the end of July if your presentation was accepted by the conference committee.

And if your organization would like to exhibit at the conference, please see more information at:

Good booth locations are still available. We expect about 250-300 attendees and it will be a key event to reach decision-makers in local government, business and the defense industry from the southeastern United States.

Current sponsors include Intergraph, Microsoft, ESRI, 3001 Inc., Safe Software, GISBiz, EarthData, AMTEC, Autodesk, eSpatial, Delorme, GIS Dynamics, OGC and others with support from GITA, URISA, and the NGA.

The conference kicks off by on October 15th with a series of workshops that will include:
* Virtual Alabama - Alabama DHS Applications presented by the US Space and Rocket Center, GSTAC
* Geospatial Technology: Integrating "geo" with the world presented by the OGC
* Creating Web 2.0 Applications on an Open Source Geospatial Platform by presented Autodesk
* Advances in Geospatial Technology for Military and Intelligence Organizations presented by Intergraph
* Virtual Earth Technology and Solution Development presented by Microsoft
* Digital Airborne Sensors presented by 3001 Inc.
* GIS Certification presented by URISA

Registration is now open! Early Registration is only $275 for the entire event ($295 after August 14);
Special Government fee of only $150;
$75 for students (or volunteer and get free admission...go to: http://newsletter.directionsmag.com/users/link.php?LinkID=39484&UserID=66092&Newsletter=744&List=1&LinkType=Send/ [limits apply, students only]); discounts for GITA and URISA members and other groups.
Complete registration details at:

Thanks and regards,
The Rocket City Geospatial Conference Committee
and Directions Media (conference sponsors)

Tyler Mitchell
Executive Director
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
P: +1-250-277-1621
M: +1-250-303-1831