Georgia Tech Center for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Announces Professional Education GIS Course Series for October 2003 - May 2004 Six GIS Courses Teach Cutting-Edge Solutions to Planning Issues that Affect

Community Economic Development, Emergency Planning Strategies, and Civil and

Environmental Engineering Challenges

    ATLANTA, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Tech Center for Geographic
 Information Systems, College of Architecture, will present a series of GIS
 courses, beginning in October 2003 and continuing through May 2004. Courses
 include: Introductory Course in ArcGIS 8.3, Building GIS Applications Using
 Visual Basic, Designing Geodatabases for GIS Application, Using GIS for Data
 Integration and Asset Management, Developing Web-based GIS with ArcIMS, and
 Building GIS Applications Using Visual Basic and VB.Net. All courses are open
 to the public, and held in Georgia Tech's Global Learning Center in Technology
 Square, Atlanta, GA. For complete course descriptions and registration fees
 visit: and select "geographic information systems" from the
 drop down menu. For additional information, call:  (404) 385-3501.
     About the Instructors
     Dr. James Tsai, P.E. is a registered Professional Engineer and has more
 than ten years of experience in GIS related research and application
 development. He is a Senior Research Engineer at the Center for GIS at Georgia
 Tech. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Civil and Environmental
 Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he is currently an Adjunct Associate
 Professor, teaching a graduate course on information technology-based
 infrastructure management. He has successfully developed and implemented a
 GIS-based pavement management system using Oracle client/server technologies
 for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
     Mr. Rama Sivakumar is a Research Engineer at the Center for Geographic
 Information Systems at Georgia Tech. He has more than seven years of relevant
 experience with ESRI GIS technologies.
     His areas of expertise include GIS application development, relational
 databases, Internet GIS technologies, systems and network administration. He
 holds a Master's degree in GIS and a Master's degree in Civil Engineering.
     About Georgia Tech Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS)
     The Center for Geographic Information Systems is an interdisciplinary
 research center focused on GIS technology applications, education, providing
 cutting-edge innovative solutions to diverse real world problems.
     The primary mission of CGIS is to research and develop the next generation
 of GIS technology, apply GIS tools technology within academic and research
 communities, teach multiple GIS courses for planners, engineers, environmental
 specialists, architects, and students and researchers from many other
 disciplines, and to develop new digital spatial databases for the State of
     For additional information contact: Carol Whitescarver at (404) 894-1096

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