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Diamond Sponsors


Microsoft has provided mapping and location-based products and services for over 10 years. The MapPoint Business Unit, part of the Mobile Embedded Device Division at Microsoft, delivers a wide range of mapping and location software and services for business, home, and mobile devices to help people be more productive. MapPoint helps businesses make more-informed decisions, lower operational costs and be more efficient by integrating mapping and location intelligence into their business processes. In addition, MapPoint powers a variety of popular, easy-to-use mapping and trip planning software that helps people on the move by giving them convenient access to accurate maps, driving directions and points of interest. Products include: MapPoint Location Server, MapPoint Web Service, MapPoint 2004, MSN Maps & Directions, MSN Virtual Earth, Pocket Streets, and Streets & Trips 2005.

Gold Sponsors


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the way people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet destination and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of websites and other content, and Google makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Google has several products that offer geographic and local information-Google Local, Google Maps and Google Earth. Additionally, Google offers products for mobile phones and devices that provide local information - Google SMS and Google Local Mobile.


Telcontar's geo-spatial software platform powers today's most successful LBS applications including mapping, driving directions, navigation, "local search", on-line yellow pages, tracking, trip planning, and real-time traffic information. Its specialty is providing high-volume, rapid response solutions where scalability, speed and reliability are vital. Telcontar clients include Yahoo!, Google, Ask Jeeves, Rand McNally, Motorola, Hutchison Mobile, Pharos, ATX, Networks In Motion and Televigation.

Silver Sponsors


ESRI is the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software. If you are a software developer looking for an effective way to add geography and mapping to your applications, ESRI has cross-platform development and deployment tools designed to meet your needs, available as components, servers and data rich Web services.


GeoTango is the leader in building, measuring and visualizing 3D image and location-based information. With GeoTango GlobeView you can maneuver from the global to local level and be instantly presented with image and location-based information streamed from anywhere on the internet. GlobeView is based on web services and OpenGIS standards.


GlobeXplorer is the world's leading provider of online earth imagery and maps. We provide instant access to the largest online library of commercial aerial/satellite imagery and map content. Through web services, developer toolkits, and mapping plug-ins, GlobeXplorer delivers high-resolution geographic content to the world's leading consumer portals and businesses.


Yahoo!, the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide, now affords users a higher quality local search experience with the new Yahoo! Local. Yahoo! Local leverages Yahoo!'s leading search technology, comprehensive local business listings, innovative mapping functionality and business and user-generated content for a more powerful, precise and comprehensive way to find local information.

Media Sponsors

boing boing

With more than a million of visitors a month, Boing Boing is one of the most well-read weblogs in the world. Boing Boing's daily digest of technology, culture, and Internet curiosities are written and edited by four veteran print and broadcast journalists, whose work appears regularly in Wired, National Public Radio, PBS, The New York Times, Scientific American, Playboy, Popular Science, MSNBC, and Business 2.0. Last year at the SXSW conference, Boing Boing won three Bloggie Awards: Best American Weblog, Best Group Weblog, and Weblog of the Year.

boing boing

With nearly 300,000 daily visitors and over a million RSS   subscribers, Boing Boing Boing Boing (boingboing.net) is the world's most popular   weblog, according to both website traffic analysts and major web   award committees. It features an eclectic mix of technology, science,   art, politics, and cutting-edge cultural news.

C/C++ Users Journal

C/C++ Users Journal: Advanced Solutions for Professional Developers serves the advanced developer community whose work requires mastery in the C and C++ languages. Journal includes a bi-monthly supplement: Java Solutions. It is written by and for the most advanced programmers in the development market. Programmers working in these languages depend on its practical solutions for real-world programming answers.

Directions Magazine

Directions Magazine is the worldwide resource for location-based technology and geographic information system. Each week, Directions publishes information regarding products, companies, and people in three editions plus news, blogs, and editorial at www.DirectionsMag.com. Directions also presents the conference "Location Technology and Business Intelligence" which strives to bring together many sectors of the information technology industry that provide location enabling solutions for enterprise computing.


GISCafe is a popular news and information portal targeting GIS and geospatial industry professionals. Offered on the portal: daily industry news, a weekly newsletter, technical papers and case studies, book listings, jobs, events, downloads and much more. The weekly newsletter, GISWeekly, features important industry news profiles, a summary of recently published GIS product and company news, customer wins, and coming events.

International Business Forum

Annual Venture Investing Conference, June 1 – 3, 2005- will focus on leading-edge strategies for creating value, maximizing returns, ensuring successful fundraising and optimizing exits. This industry meeting unites the most active venture investors and institutional investors representing over a trillion $ dollars in capital.


MacMinute.com delivers timely, concise news covering all aspects of the Apple Macintosh market. Presented in a format that is easy to read and quick to navigate, content is updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the latest Mac news from around the globe.


SymbianOne.com, is the complete resource for keeping an eye on the Symbian market place with regular news and a weekly newsletter for up to date coverage of developments. This is complemented by in depth coverage of market sectors, such as games, development tools, usage case studies, market analysis and employment opportunities. A joint venture with offices in Canada and New Zealand SymbianOne provides a unique global view of the Symbian economy.

Sys Admin magazine

Sys Admin, the journal for Unix systems administrators satisfies the technical needs of Unix systems administrators working in heterogeneous computing environments. Coverage spans a wide range of technical topics crucial to systems administration in the enterprise. Articles provide practical, in-depth coverage of the administration of all major UNIX flavors including: Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Tru64, BSD and Irix, within environments of all sizes.


TechJobsCafe.Com is a targeted jobs site for GIS professionals. Using GISCafe and TechJobsCafe is the most powerful way to get your GIS job positions filled at an extremely low price. Each of your jobs posted appears on the GIS home page. Visited by more than 75,000 GIS professionals every month. Plus each of your job postings are sent to more than 26,000 daily e-newsletter subscribers. We have thousands of resumes from GIS professionals accessible to you in many of our programs. Our extremely targeted approach costs mush less than postings on competitive sites. Your job posting is featured across our many affiliate sites, giving you the most effective way to find the right candidate.

WiMAX Industry

WiMAX Industry is the leading online trade publication dedicated to the WiMAX 802.16 standard and broadband wireless access (BWA) marketplace. Providing news, white papers, development resources and online buyer's guide for the WiMAX Industry. With a worldwide readership of manufacturers, providers and enterprise end-users, WiMAX Industry is the number one online marketplace for WiMAX, 802.16 broadband wireless access solutions


WorldWIT™, hailed Woman’s Business Association of the Year (2004), is a global resource for women in business, offering on and offline services and discussion communities for professional women to share ideas, network, mentor, and learn on a local and global level.