CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 2, 2001
Iowa Geographic Information Council to meet Oct. 3-5 at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Geographic Information Council and the University
of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences department of geography will
co-host the Council's biennial conference, "Mapping the Fields of Opportunities,"
Oct. 3-5 at the Iowa Memorial Union.
Discussion topics at some 60 sessions will include: local government GIS
development, natural resources, transportation, global positioning, remote
sensing, aerial photography, various technical issues and other themes. The
highlight of the conference will be the Thursday lunch, with keynote speaker
James Merchant, professor at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, sharing recent developments in remote sensing
at one-meter resolution and its relevance to GIS analysis and aerial photography.
Registration information is available at http://fsg-gis-srv.fsg.uiowa.edu/igic/default.htm.
Walk-up registrations are also welcome. For further information, please contact
Bill Kapp, geography department data systems coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the
department of geography at 319-335-0163.
In May 1998 former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed Executive Order 65, officially
recognizing the Iowa Geographic Information Council and its role in the coordination
of GIS in Iowa. Its purpose is to foster an efficient GIS environment through
cooperative partnerships with public and private organizations that access,
collect and share data, applications and education.