GSDI 13 Conference Connects Government and Industry

Users from Many Sectors Explain the Benefits Gained from SDI

May 7, 2012

Redlands, California—Government, commercial businesses, community leaders, nongovernmental organizations, and the academic community will gain an understanding of the breadth of geographic information system (GIS) solutions available for implementing a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) at the Global Geospatial Conference 2012 (GSDI 13) being held May 14–17, 2012, in Québec City, Canada.

The theme for this year's conference is Spatially Enabling Government, Industry and Citizens. Several opportunities, including those listed below, are available for attendees to find out how cloud technology can be leveraged to bring SDI across these different sectors:

Esri is a platinum sponsor of the GSDI 13 conference and works closely with the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association and GEOmatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE), the conference organizers. For more information on how Esri technology can be used for SDI solutions, visit To learn about the conference and to register, visit

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About Esri Canada
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada Limited provides enterprise GIS solutions that empower businesses, governments, and educational institutions to make timely, informed, and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from Esri, Telvent, CityworksAzteca Systems, Inc., and other technology partners. Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 10,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada and has been named as one of the top 250 Canadian IT companies and top 25 IT professional services providers in Canada by the Branham Group. Information about Esri Canada can be found at

About GSDI
The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association is an inclusive organization with members from all sectors—public and private—and individuals from around the world promoting international cooperation and collaboration in support of local, national, regional, and international spatial data infrastructure developments. The goal of the GSDI Association is to allow nations to better address social, economic, and environmental issues of pressing importance through the establishment and use of SDIs and geospatial information. For more information, visit

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