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Oracle Spatial User Conference

April 26, 2006
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, Florida USA



Thanks to GITA, our partner sponsors, and all the users and solutions providers who made this year's user conference a success!

Congratulations to the 2006 Oracle Spatial Excellence Award recipients!

  • Innovator Award: Guy Carpenter
  • Integrated Enterprise Award: County of San Mateo
  • Integrated Enterprise Award: SAIC
  • Education and Research Award: David Sonnen, Integrated Spatial Solutions Inc.
  • Partnership Award: Star Informatic

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Wednesday, April 26
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception—Il Terrazzo Restaurant, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel

Thursday, April 27
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast    
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome — ORACLE

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9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session: Executive Panel moderated by David Sonnen
Oracle As a Strategic Spatial Platform

Panelists: Peter Batty, Vice President and CTO, Intergraph  
Carlos Domingo, CEO, Lizardtech 
Liam McGeown, CEO, Acquis, Inc.
John Moeller, Senior Engineer, Northrup Grumman
Manuel Pallage, Managing Director, STAR Informatic
Don Weigel, Director Industry Solutions, Autodesk Corporation


10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.                  
Track A   Track B

Large Image Archive Management Solutions Using Oracle 10g Spatial

Speakers: Stephen Smith, GRAAMI Program Manager, SRA International and Chris Tucker, President, IONIC Enterprise

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Applying the Power of Oracle in the Utility Market

Speaker: Scott Rogers, Senior Solutions Architect, Powel-Minimax

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US Air Force Automated Environmental Assessment Application

Speaker: Scott Gooding, SAIC

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Implementing GIS the "Spatial" Way

Speakers: Kevin Briggs, GIS Manager, City of San Jose; Harsh Gautam, GIS Development Manager; Bruce Hall, Senior Consultant, Intergraph Corporation

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11:30 - 12:45 p.m.
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
North American SIG   International Attendee Meeting
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Track A   Track B

Development and Implementation of an Oracle Spatial Based Asset Management System for Australian Urban Services

Speakers: R. Twin, Department of Urban Services, Australian Capital Territory and G. Stickler, R. Coupe , and A. Rowlinson, Exor Corporation

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Managing Very Large LIDAR Point Clouds in an Enterprise Geospatial Database

Speakers: Jackson Cothren, Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Spatial Technology and Fred Limp, Director, University of Arkansas, CAST

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Achieving GIS Interoperability Is Like Getting Pigs to Fly! You Can Do it, But it Takes Redefining a Few Terms

Speakers: J.R. Smith, Senior GIS Analyst , City of Tacoma and Tom Arter, Project Engineer, City of Tacoma - Power

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How to Use Oracle Spatial’s Core Spatial Analysis , Network Data Model, Linear Referencing System (LRS) Features, and Application Server MapViewer to Create a Business-Centric Logistics System

Speaker: David Lapp, Farallon Geographics

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A Geospatial Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Cuyahoga, OH

Speakers: J. Kevin Kelley, GIS Coordinator, Cuyahoga County and Joseph R. Seppi, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

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Leveraging the Utility Enterprise

Speaker: Kassim Visram, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

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3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Marine Ecosystem Management with Oracle Spatial and eSpatial

Speaker: Carlos Rivero, Physical Scientist, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

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How Telekom Serbia Has Dramatically Improved Their Customer Responsiveness and Reduced Costs Using Oracle Spatial

Speaker: Geoff Zeiss, Director of Technology Enterprise Solutions Architecture, Autodesk

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Google Earth, MapServer, SDE and GDAL/OGR with Oracle Spatial

Speakers: Michael Smith, Physical Scientist; Joel Schlagel, Physical Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers

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SOA and Geospatial information—A Great Fit!

Speaker: Bryan Hall, Chief Systems Engineer, L-3 Titan

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Web-GIS and Oracle Spatial 10g2 to Realize an (City) SDI Based on the Persistent Topology Data Model

Speakers: Roberto Orsi, ABACO Group and Giovanni Corcione, Oracle Italy

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Spatial Enablement WITHOUT the Picture

Speaker: Peter van Muyden, CAD/GIS team lead, EPCOR

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Increased Effectiveness Through Network Records and Fault Location

Speaker: Ian Drury - Lead GIS Consultant, British Telecom

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On-Demand Mapping at the Innovation Acceleration Centre (IAC) within Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) 

Speakers: Cary Lichtman , PCI Geomatics and Louis Burry, Director Research & Development, PCI Geomatics

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5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception    

Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.

If you are interested in the ERO program please contact Steve Jeffreys at

If you would like to explore opportunities for a research collaboration with the database team please contact Dieter Gawlick at

or Garret Swart at
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