Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of GITA

The Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) is the professional association and leading advocate for anyone using geospatial technology to help operate, maintain, and protect the infrastructure, which includes organizations such as utilities, telecommunication companies, and the public sector.

Through industry-leading conferences – along with research initiatives, chapters, membership, and other programs – GITA provides education and professional best practices.

The infrastructure is all fundamental services, activities, and operations that sustain our communities and way of life – from keeping the lights on to creating safe drinking water to responding to an emergency.

Mukilteo 2018
The 2018 PNWGITA Conference

The 2018 annual conference for the PNWGITA will be taking place April 23rd & 24th at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo, WA only 30 minutes North of downtown Seattle.

Come to Mukilteo, participate in our sessions and discuss today’s hot topics in Geomatics with your peers. We have a phenomenal roster of industry leading speakers that is second to none.

GITA Pacific Northwest represents and supports the Geomatics industry throughout the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our inclusive association enables true collaboration; which comes with interacting with your peers from different industries including government, resource, energy among others.

Click Here to Register for the Conference

2018 Conference Flyer

     $99 Students
     $275 GITA members
     $350 Non-member
     $500 Vendor (Includes booth, speaking and (1) Attendance)

We are looking forward to hosting you!!!!

Call for Papers

Since 2000, the Pacific Northwest Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) has held an annual conference celebrating the use of geospatial technology.  This year’s speakers will again include a panel of industry visionaries including Peter Batty and Geoff Zeiss. Come join us this year for the 2018 Conference in Mukilteo, WA.  We welcome submissions and encourage conference participants to propose papers that will be of interest to a diverse audience.   Submission deadline is March 1, 2018. 

Call for Papers Flyer

2018 Abstract for Conference

Send papers to: information@pnwgita.com


Monday, April 23rd

  7:30am – 9:00am Breakfast Buffet & Vendor Area Open
  9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Mark Maass, GITA Pacific Northwest Chapter President
  9:15am – 10:15am

The geospatial industry past, present and future

  • Peter BattyUbisense
  10:15am – 10:30am Technology Brief
  10:30am – 10:45am Java Break
  10:45am – 11:30am

Database and mobile mapping for new circuit design and construction

  • Chris Beasy, Chartwell Consultants
11:30am – 12:15pm

Data; driving the smart grid

  • Eric Charette, Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure
  12:15pm – 12:30pm Technology Brief
  12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch in the Vendor Area
  1:30pm  –  2:15pm

Analyzing wildfire threats to protect your assets

  • Piet Nooij, Fortis BC
  2:15pm  –  3:00pm

OGC – How can we all benefit, a move to interoperability

  • Jon Thies & Stan Tillman, Hexagon Geospatial
  3:00pm – 3:15pm Technology Brief
  3:15pm – 3:30pm Java Break
  3:30pm – 4:15pm

Using Geodatasets to model critical infrastructure interdependencies in the Pacific Northwest

Bill Johnstone, Spatial Vision Group Inc.
  4:15pm – 4:45pm

Geospatial+BIM key to transforming construction

Geoff Zeiss, Between The Poles
  5:00pm – 7:00pm Vendor Social (Snacks & Cash Bar)

Collaborate with your colleagues, the presenters and representatives from multiple corporations in the Vendor Area.

(Two drink ticket are included in your registration packet.)

Tuesday, April 24th

Agenda Information Coming Soon!


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