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London 21 June 2001 - At GIS 2001, the UK's leading spatial business intelligence exhibition and conference, visitors will benefit from free educational features and information zones all designed to add value and make the event an informed, motivated and worthwhile experience.

GIS 2001's strong affiliation with leading industry associations has enabled the event to provide numerous features. Each feature area will be independently run by key industry associations, providing free advice regarding a cross-range of issues and business solutions. The Educational Program and Information Zones at GIS 2001 consist of:

The Consultancy Centre - offering visitors the chance to obtain free advice from independent consultants who are experienced in all market sectors. Appointments can be booked in advance by visiting http://www.gisexpo.com.

'First Steps' in association with Ordnance Survey - visitors who are new to GIS and unsure of the benefits that it van bring to their organisation, or how they should get started, will find a visit to the 'First Steps' free seminar theatre invaluable. It will give visitors the chance to hear from the experts.

The Locations Based Services Pavilion supported by The WAP Group - In response to the exciting LBS developments within the market, CMP Europe has announced the launch of The LBS Pavilion. The Pavilion is designed to provide a valuable forum for those businesses which aim to be at the forefront of location based services. It will provide an up to the minute source of information on this rapidly developing market and valuable networking opportunity for the industry and investor's alike.

Space & Remote Sensing Feature in association with BNSC - This feature will offer visitors free seminars focussed towards applications of net technology and current applications in remote sensing. There will be opportunities to talk to experts in earth observation and remote sensing throughout the three days, gaining independent opinion on whether space and airborne technology can help business.

The Solutions Centre in association with Kingston University - These interactive hands-on workshops will give visitors the chance to learn how to set-up a real-time Internet-based GIS suitable for delivery of Locations Based Services; use GIS to locate and map crime incidents and; how to locate, report and deal with utility networks faults.

The Public Sector Information Zone in association with NLUD, NLIS, NLPG and IGGI - This information zone will show practical examples of how GIS can be used to deliver effective and joined-up government. It will also provide a chance for both the private and public sector to catch up on the latest developments in key governmental GI initiatives. These will include - the National Land Information Service and the National Land Use Database.

For more information about GIS 2001, or to register for free entry into the event, please visit http://www.gis-expo.com or telephone 020 8987 7584.


Notes to Editors

About CMP Europe Ltd

CMP Europe Ltd is a leading provider of business to business marketing services and information to the hi-tech markets of IT, electronics and games. The expanding range of events, publications and on-line services benefit from CMP’s strong industry focus and, as part of CMP Media Inc, a unique global and regional reach. CMP Europe was formerly the IT, electronics and games interests of Miller Freeman UK. Further information about CMP Europe can be found at http://www.cmp-europe.com. CMP Media Inc. (http://www.cmp.com) is part of United Business Media International plc. Further information can be found at http://www.unm.com

CMP Europe Ltd. has more than 20 years of experience in producing industry leading, business-to-business events and publications that reflect the rapidly changing and diverse market of IT. The Company remains at the forefront of the industry by continuously developing existing events and adding new products to its portfolio. CMP’s current successful events and publications in the UK include Com Europe and Call Centre Focus Magazines and Technology for Marketing, Networks telecom, Webcom, GIS and Call Centre Expo events.

Contacts:

CMP Europe:

Toni Cullen, Senior PR Manager, Tel 020 8987 7617, tcullen@cmp-europe.com
Colleen Just, PR Executive, Tel: 020 8987 7745, cjust@cmp-europe.com
Jason Lee, PR Executive, Tel: 020 8987 7635, jslee@cmp-europe.com




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