Why I belong to GITA
By Talbot Brooks, President-Elect
My involvement in GITA over the years has proven to be very valuable in a number of ways, both personally and professionally. I enjoy the access to industry leaders, premier geospatial companies and cutting edge technologies that my GITA membership has provided. As a university professor, I take back to my classroom the information and experience that this access has given me, and I use it in a meaningful way to enhance my students' educational successes and eventual placement in the workforce.
As an assistant fire chief at a volunteer fire department, the work that GITA does in the emergency response area is important to me. My ongoing involvement in the association's GECCo initiative enhances my ability to provide GIS support to the operations and planning activities of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
On a personal level, the continuous professional development, along with the great professional relationships and networking opportunities GITA provides, helps me stay on top of my game. I very much appreciate that as a non-vendor specific organization that can provide unbiased opinions, GITA can help to influence policy. And, the exposure my university realizes through my active involvement with GITA helps with student recruitment, retention and placement.
That's why I belong and why you should consider GITA membership, too.
Talbot Brooks is Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.
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Association sponsor update
GITA welcomes the following companies as sponsors for 2012:
Mark your calendar for the Thought Leader Symposium in Keystone May 15-16
Make plans now for a memorable Springtime in the Rockies educational networking opportunity: GITA's Thought Leader Symposium on Driving Business Excellence through Enterprise Technology Integration.
GITA's return to Keystone will provide you with two and a half days of thought provoking presentations by industry leading thinkers and practitioners, stimulating ITAG-style open discussions on the key emerging issues in the geospatial industry, and an opportunity to relax and network with your peers in the beautiful resort surroundings of Keystone, Colo.
Visit the Thought Leader Symposium webpage frequently as this unique program evolves.
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