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Spatial Media LLC, Frederick, MD, (founded by Allen Cheves & Glenn Letham) owns and operates several leading online technology resources including GISuser.com (GIS/Geospatial), Amerisurv.com (Surveyors), LiDARnews.com (LiDAR and LAser Scanning), MachineControlOnline.com (3D positioning) and LBSzone.com (mobile & location-based services). Additionally, the company partners are owners and publisher of SymbianOne.com and The American Surveyor Magazine (print).

GISuser.com was officially launched by Spatial Media LLC in February, 2004. Our goal is to provide the geospatial technology user & industry professional with the latest developments, analysis, and reports affecting the GIS user and related geospatial technologies. 

GISuser.com editorial and management is in the capable hands of veteran geospatial industry analyst and editor, Glenn Letham. Glenn brings to GISuser more than 10 years experience as a respected online editor and writer having founded the first popular GIS/Geo daily electronic newsletter. He was instrumental in the development and management of a leading GIS industry web portal and data repository until his sudden departure in 2003 to devote his time to the development of GISuser.com.  Letham is also the co-founder, Managing Editor of industry leading mobile technology resource SymbianOne.com.

The web property GISuser.com is owned and operated by Spatial Media LLC., Frederick, MD. Spatial Media LLC also owns and operates Amerisurv.com (for land surveyors) and LBSzone.com (location-based services). 

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Spatial Media LLC and our web properties are pleased to have been official media partners/sponsors of many of the leading GIS/Geo Tech conferences to take place over the years including: NAVTEQ LBS Challenge, Where2.0 (O'reilly Media), Trimble Dimensions, International ESRI User Conference, CTIA Wireless IT, Nokia World, Autodesk University, GITA Conference, ASPRS, GeoInt, PNWS Summit, Orange Partner Camp, Symbian Smartphoneshow, GSMA, Telcontar devcon, and many others...

The GISuser crew has exhibited and/or been in attendance at a number of leading industry events including:

  • Leica Geosystems HDS (High Definition Surveying) User Conference, San Ramon CA, November 2005
  • Trimble Dimensions 2005, Las Vegas, NV
  • CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2005, San Francisco, CA
  • 2005 Telcontar Developer Conference, San Franciso, CA
  • Institute of Navigation Annual Meeting (ION), Long Beach CA, September 2005
  • 2005 International ESRI User Conference
  • Autodesk Realize Your Ideas Event 2005, Vancouver BC
  • Nokia Connections, Helsinki Finland, June 2005
  • Bentley International User Conference, Baltimore MD, May 2005
  • Intergraph Geospatial World 2005, San Francisco, CA
  • GITA 2005, Denver, CO
  • SPAR Laser Scanning Conference, Houston TX, May 2005
  • ASPRS Baltimore Maryland, 2005
  • American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) Annual Conference, Las Vegas NV, March 2005
  • Autodesk University 2004, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nokia Mobility Conference, Monaco
  • InterGEO, Stuttgart Germany, October 2004
  • Institute of Navigation Annual Meeting (ION), Long Beach CA, September 2004
  • 2004 International ESRI User Conference
  • American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Denver CO, May 2004
  • SPAR Laser Scanning Conference, Houston TX, May 2004
  • CTIA Wireless 2004, New Orleans, LA
  • GITA 2004, Seattle, WA
  • American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) Annual Conference, Nashville TN, March 2004
  • Geospatial World 2004, Miami Beach, FL
  • World of Concrete Construction Exposition, Orlando FL, February 2004
  • Autodesk University 2003, Las Vegas, NV
  • CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2003, Atlanta GA
  • 2003 International ESRI User Conference
  • ... and many others!

Over the years, Glenn Letham has been involved in presentations and other special events including:

  • Judge, 2005 Forum Nokia Pro Developer Awards
  • Media Partner and guest attendee, Telcontar Developer conference
  • Panel member, GITA 2004 - GIS, Niche, Tool, or Profession?
  • Judge, 2004 Handango Awards
  • Judge, 2003 Handango Awards
  • MC and organization for Tech Day events, CTIA Wireless Conference
  • Moderator, LBS discussion panel, CTIA Wireless
  • Columnist, GITA show daily newspaper (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Invited media attendee for Nokia global launch of Nokia device
  • Invited attendee, Nokia Music and mobile entertainment festival
  • Contributing blogger on O'reilly developer weblogs

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To promote interest in the applications of GIS and the related technologies.

To heighten awareness of the developments, innovations and applications of GIS and the related technologies.

To provide a point of reference for GIS professionals to communicate information on GIS applications and developments.

To provide a central repository for information and references on applications of GIS to for the benefit of the GIS community at large.

To help end users locate resources, data, and information from publicly available sources and resources.

To offer advice, pointers and contacts for individuals and organisations enquiring about GIS applications

To disseminate the latest news, information and research on GIS through a World Wide Web (WWW) portal

To encourage open, unbiased discussion and provide a forum for such discussion which is accessible to all

To encourage membership of GIS users as registered users of GISuser.com


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