Mark your calendars, it’s now official … Ed Parsons of Google™ is coming to Winnipeg as the Keynote Speaker for the Manitoba GIS Users Group (MGUG) 2012 Fall Conference & Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 25th at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. Ed Parsons is Google's Geospatial Technologist. Based in London England, Mr. Parsons is responsible for Google's mission to organize the world's information using geospatial tools including: Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Maps for Mobile. As a geospatial evangelist, Mr. Parsons is on the leading edge reshaping how humanity views the earth and our place in it.
Mr. Parsons will present his perspective on new geomatics applications and concepts. He will address latest advancements in utilization of geospatial concepts in Google products. Mr. Parsons will discuss utilization of Google geo-spatial tools in your applications, and answer related questions.
Previous Conferences have attracted many geomatic professionals and students. Attendance last year topped 350 attendees. With an outstanding slate of geo-spatial presentations, excellent networking opportunities, new larger venue, and phenomenal exhibition trade show, attendance goals for the September 2012 Conference are set at 500 attendees. In preparation and anticipation of the “GeoDrive to 500” an online gauge has been created to track the number of conference registrations on the MGUG website.
This is a preliminary announcement. Additional Conference information will soon be available on the MGUG website.
We welcome any suggestions in helping to build our largest and most successful event to date and thank you for your involvement and interest as we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 25th at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre.
Today's GeoBlog is brought to you by:
Richard Lebedynski, B.A., Adv. Dip. GIS, C.E.T.