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Wake up to the opportunities space technology presents, visit the Space & Remote Sensing Feature at GIS 2001 (Earls Court 2, London, 18-20 September 2001)

London 16 July 2001.The Space & Remote Sensing Feature¨, hosted by the British National Space Centre (BNSC) will offer visitors to GIS 2001, free seminars focussed on the 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 free seminars will explain how different markets are benefiting from information derived from space and airborne platforms. They will include case study lead discussions on how benefits can be achieved.

Whether we realise it or not, the services that are derived from technology in space touch all our lives every day,¨ says Richard Saull, Head of Applications Market Development at BNSC, Advances in satellite systems are bringing a myriad of business opportunities down to earth in many areas of industry and, ultimately, improving the way we live.¨ He continues, For instance, whenever you use a mobile phone, watch the weather forecast or use a GPS system to navigate your way around Britain, you are embracing satellite technology and the information derived from it.¨


The Space & Remote Sensing Feature¡¨ forms part of GIS 2001's extensive programme where visitors will benefit from free educational areas and information zones designed to add value and make the event an informed, motivated and worthwhile experience.

Other Features, Free Educational Programmes and Information Zones at GIS 2001 will include:

- The Consultancy Centre with free consultations by recognised applications experts.

- 'First Steps' in association with Ordnance Survey on how to get started with GIS.

- The LBS Pavilion supported by the WAP Group.

- The Solutions Centre in association with Kingston University.

- The Public Sector Information Zone in association with NLUD, NLIS, NLPG and IGGI.

- Over 100 of the key vendors in Europe.

GIS 2001 in association with the AGI Conference, the UK¡¦s leading spatial business intelligence exhibition, will be held at Earl's Court 2, London from 18th-20th September 2001. For more information about GIS 2001, or to register for free entry into the event, please visit http://www.gisexpo.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, formally United News & Media. Further information can be found at http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.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 Europe, Webcom, GIS and Call Centre Expo events.

About BNSC

The British National Space Centre (BNSC) is Britain's space agency. BNSC advises and acts on behalf of Government and the Research Councils, to provide a focus for UK civil space policies, and help win the best possible scientific, economic and social benefits from putting space to work.

The UK is one of the world's biggest users of space data and technology. UK civil space industry, with an estimated workforce of around 6000 people, has a turnover some three times government expenditure, a ratio that compares favourably with the US.

BNSC's principal objectives, aiming to build on this commercial success and to maintain the UK's leading position in space science, are:


- to foster the development of innovative technology, its commercial exploitation and its application in research;

- to assist the UK space industry in maximising business opportunities, particularly in the telecommunications and navigation sectors, for the benefit of society as a whole;

- to pursue highest quality space science;

- to improve knowledge of the environment and its resources through Earth Observation;

- to communicate the results and their significance to a broad audience.

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

BNSC:

Richard Saull, Head Applications Development, Tel 0207 215 1359, richard.saull@bnsc.gsi.gov.uk
General Enquires: Tel 0207 215 0807, bnscinfo@bnsc.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http:\\www.bnsc.gov.uk






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