Weeklong GeoWeb 2009 conference kicks off in Vancouver

An annual conference on the convergence of Web technologies and geographic information systems kicked off in downtown Vancouver today (July 27).

GeoWeb 2009, which is focused on urban environments, runs until Friday (July 31) at Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

Today’s and tomorrow’s programs consist of workshops, such as Registries for the GeoWeb by David Burggraf of Galdos Systems and 3D Geospatial: Project Implementation Methods and Best Practices by Tim Case of Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday offer keynote addresses, speakers, panel discussions, and technical sessions.

Alex Miller, founder and president of ESRI Canada, will deliver the keynote on Wednesday. Michael T. Jones, chief technology advocate for Google, will present Thursday’s keynote.

The conference’s Web site states:

GeoWeb 2009 is open to all businesses, academic institutions and governments that are interested in:

  • the development of new GeoWeb technology
  • the impact of the GeoWeb on businesses and government policies
  • the emergence of new business models for the GeoWeb
  • the multitude of applications associate with the new GeoWeb technology

According to the site, on-line registration is closed, but prospective attendees can still obtain a pass at the conference.

A one-day conference pass for Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday costs $450.

The annual event dates back to the first GML Dev Days in 2002.

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