GIS Conference Will Be Held in November

Aug. 20, 2008 – The fourth annual Geographic Information Systems Conference will be held from Nov. 19-21, on the island of St. Thomas. The hotel site and conference information will be forthcoming, according to a press release from the Office of Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis
Conference organizers realize that applying GIS technology in ways that benefit the community will take the combined efforts of the public and private sectors. This year's theme, "Regional and Local Integration of GIS Technology through Business and Intergovernmental Collaboration," recognizes the importance of this partnership. GIS technology is most widely applied in emergency planning and response, and is also widely used for insurance, real estate and mapping purposes. It is expected to attract presenters and participants from throughout the United States and Caribbean. Professional development workshops will also be offered.
The conference is sponsored by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Virgin Islands Geospatial Information Council (VIGIC), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
For more information about the conference or to register, contact Dr. Theresa Anduze-Parris, GIS coordinator, at 773-6459 x 3131 or e-mail

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