SOURCE: AWhere, Inc

August 29, 2007 13:17 ET

AWhere CEO Revisits Agricultural Climatology Roots at African Green Revolution Conference

John D. Corbett to Speak on His Research in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Venue Aimed at Increasing Agricultural Productivity in Africa

GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - AWhere, Inc (AWI) Co-founder and CEO, John D. Corbett, Ph.D., will speak at the African Green Revolution Conference in Oslo, Norway, August 29th - September 1st, 2007. The Conference has become the venue for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) aimed at increasing agricultural productivity in Africa.

Dr. Corbett spent several years engaged in agricultural climatology research in Kenya with ICRAF now known as World Agroforestry Centre. During this time, the data sharing and ease-of-use vision for AWhere software evolved. The AWhere mapping platform of gaining "location intelligence" from interactive maps emerged from his research dissemination challenges -- primarily, the need to provide multidisciplinary teams with an interface to support the inherently spatial challenges of agriculture and agri-business in Africa.

"I'm delighted to be involved and to contribute both my agricultural climatology experience and our mapping software to these World Leaders working to developing sustainable agriculture for Africa," said Corbett.

Complimentary AWhere software licenses and African data sets will be available to conference attendees.

About AWhere

AWhere is geovisual business intelligence software that creates maps from tabular data -- spreadsheets or databases -- and then mashes it up with data from weather and scientific studies, census and on-line mapping services, i.e. Virtual Earth™. AWhere features a short learning curve, an affordable price point, and easy team collaboration, as a user can map their data and then share the map along with all related data as interactive My Maps™ with other members of the team. AWhere was designed for the non-specialist, who understood their data but did not have the tools to map and compare it with other weather, climate or soil data.

About the African Green Revolution Conference

The Conference has become the venue for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) aimed at increasing agricultural productivity in Africa. The 2007 Conference will build on last year's success, bringing together a diverse mix of policy-makers, farmers, entrepreneurs and business leaders under the theme Partnership for Productivity. ln particular, we will focus on success stories from existing public-private partnerships, and inspire a new group of partnerships to be developed by active participants.

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