SOURCE: Directions Media

March 24, 2008 13:00 ET

Location Intelligence 2008: You Asked for It, You Got It

GLENCOE, IL--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Direction Media has built this year's Location Intelligence Conference on the specific needs of its readers and past conference attendees. Readers come to Directions Magazine for many reasons, but number one on their list, based on a recent survey, is to learn about new technologies. Past Location Intelligence attendees articulated a strong preference for presentations from technology users about their successes, that is, making or saving money for their organizations.

Conference Chairman and Directions Media Vice Publisher Joe Francica explains how the conference committee listened and responded to those content preferences. "We wanted new ways to address those two topics. How could we introduce new technologies, not just with presentations, but with a hands-on experience? How could we get top-notch speakers from world-class private and public organizations to share their insights? The answer was to recognize the technologies our readers wanted to know more about and work with partners to handpick speakers with significant successes tied directly to geospatial technology."

The result is two brand new features for 2008. Directions Media is teaming up with Ubisense to give attendees hands-on experience with that company's indoor location technology. Ubisense will be featured during the opening session to demonstrate location-based social networking on April 28th at 2:00 p.m. Furthering our exploration of new technologies, at this year's event Directions Media welcomes a variety of new exhibitors including Roadware, a logistics company that provides location intelligence technologies to place digital video images and infrastructure data within transportation networks; Quova, an Internet Protocol positioning solutions company; MapJack, a company that provides street-view imagery solutions; and thincSoft, which provides "visual intelligence" for retailers, just to name a few.

If discovering new geospatial and related technologies, plus a roadmap for using geospatial technologies to make or save money are of interest to you, join us at Location Intelligence 2008, April 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California.

About the Location Intelligence Conference

Now in its fifth year, the Location Intelligence Conference serves as a forum for discussing the integration of location-related products and services with enterprise computing and consumer products. The conference is hosted by Directions Media, the global leader in collectively covering all aspects of location technology: geographic information systems (GIS), location intelligence, mapping portals and location-based services (LBS).

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