Josh Knauer to Deliver Keynote at Next Week’s Pennsylvania GIS Conference

Don’t miss the 2009 Pennsylvania GIS Conference on May 19 and 20 in Grantville, PA. From the conference’s organizers:

This year’s Pennsylvania GIS Conference will explore the essential connection between geospatial technology and the development and sustainability of our critical infrastructure. Presenters from industry, academia, and government will showcase applications that support critical infrastructures in water resources, energy and the environment, public safety and health, and economic development. In addition, the latest hardware, software, and database trends will be demonstrated by the geospatial industry. This year it’s all technology and applications – no policy, no politics! Just pure GIS.

Josh Knauer, CEO of Rhiza Labs, will deliver the keynote address, “Geospatial Data Sharing in the Information Commons World” at 9:15 AM on May 19. His presentation will use the Information Commons to explain how social entrepreneurship in the geospatial community can stimulate new and useful thinking about data sharing. Additionally, Rhiza Labs will host a breakout session entitled “Creating Incentives for Sharing Public GIS Data” at 3:15 on May 19.

The conference, an outreach service of the Center for Geospatial Information Services and the Institute for State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, runs May 19 and 20 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Grantville, PA. Visit the Pennsylvania GIS Conference page to register and reserve a room at the conference rate. E-mail us at or tweet @rhiza if you’d like to meet with us at the conference.