shrug-l: GIS Symposium to Offer Sessions on Data Sharing, GISCertification, Virtual Alabama and Much More

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Thu Aug 17 12:01:59 EDT 2006

Subject: GIS Symposium to Offer Sessions on Data Sharing, GIS Certification and Much More

The Geomatics Program of Troy University is partnering with the Environmental Institute and the Department of Geology and Geography at Auburn University to host the 3rd Annual GIS Symposium and Workshops. This year's events are scheduled for October 31st and November 1st at the AU Ralph Draughon Library and the Hotel at Auburn University Dixon Conference Center on the campus of Auburn University. The symposium theme, "Managing our Geography," represents the multitude of applications for GIS.
The two four-hour workshops will be held on Tuesday, October 31st and feature the latest information on ESRI geodatabases and state of the art updates about LIDAR data. The workshops will be conducted in the computer labs at the AU Ralph Draughon Library. Space is very limited. Visit the conference web page at for details and registration forms.

On November 1st, the venue will move to the Hotel at Auburn University Dixon Conference Center for the day-long symposium. This year's symposium, as with the past two, will provide a forum where the discussion of ideas, concepts, and applications is a welcome approach for GIS developments in the southeastern United States. The goal is to offer high quality workshops, technical sessions, exhibitions, and poster presentations.

Symposium Highlights include:

  a.. Keynote Presentation by Bruce P. Baughman, Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency 
  b.. Certification for GIS Professionals with Martha Lombard, GISP, Past President of URISA International 
  c.. Alabama Metadata Portal 
  d.. USGS Partnership in Alabama 
  e.. OpenGIS 
  f.. Virtual Alabama: Utilizing Google Earth for Alabama 
  g.. Exhibits of major vendors 
  h.. Job Center and much more
Visit the web page now to get registration information as well as the latest list of sponsors and social events. The web address again is:
A limited number of scholarships are available for full-time graduate and undergraduate students to attend the symposium. Details can be found on the web.
CEU's will be offered for the workshops and symposium.

Deadline to submits abstracts for oral or poster presentations is Friday, August 18, 2006. 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Kay Stone
Academic Program Assistant
Auburn University Environmental Institute
101 Comer Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
(334) 844-4132
fax (334) 844-4462
stonemk at
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