Suveyors, engineers, and geographic information system users are invited to enhance current practices, expand opportunities, and stay up-to-date with the latest GIS technology and the new markets it creates, by attending the 2009 ESRI Survey & Engineering GIS Summit to be held July 11-14 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

The summit is the ideal venue for anyone in the surveying and engineering industries interested in or currently working with GIS.

The event will begin with a thought-provoking Plenary Session covering today’s hottest topics in GIS and tools for surveyors and engineers. ESRI representatives from a variety of departments will share the most recent advances in ESRI technology, and a panel of thought leaders from surveying, engineering, and GIS organizations will discuss important issues and trends as well as answer attendees’ questions.

Attendees will also hear from Joseph W. Betit, PLS, survey manager for Dulles Transit Partners in Virginia. Betit has been working on the large-scale civil infrastructure Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, which has included scanning and feature extraction, data-intensive work, and digital imagery for the 6,600 foot long Virginia Route 7 portion of the 23-mile extension of the existing Washington Metrorail.

During the summit, attendees will be able to select from a number of user-led sessions and ESRI-led technical workshops on topics such as GIS in the field, as a business tool, for accuracy, and with GPS. The summit Expo will offer the opportunity to engage with ESRI staff and colleagues and take a look at GIS products and services provided by a wide range of organizations. Participants can also drop by the Hands-on Learning Center to try out ESRI software and various GIS courses for free.

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