Published: Sept. 23, 2021

Katie TylerKatie Tyler won a GIS in the Rockies (GISITR) competition for the most promising graduate student enrolled in a university or college in the Rocky Mountain region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico) for a portion of her Masters thesis research "Systematic Criteria Selection for Suitability Modeling of Public Transportation in Denver Colorado". She will present this research this week at the upcoming GISITR 2021 conference (virtual), and receive a $1,000 award.

GIS in the Rockies is the Rocky Mountain West’s premier geospatial information and technology conference. The conference offers opportunities for industry professionals to learn more about geospatial technology issues and business-centric strategies supporting every vertical market touched by the geospatial industry. Historically, attendees have included representatives from local, state, and federal government, the utilities industry, environmental services, land surveying professionals, the oil and gas industry, students, educational practitioners, and retail and business marketing professionals. Whether you are a seasoned GIS professional or are new to the industry, GIS in the Rockies Conference will offer industry insights and opportunities for everyone.

Wide shot of people milling around amongst kiosks and conference booths.GIS in the Rockies offers pre-conference workshops related to important topics in the GIS industry. There are a limited number of openings for each workshop, so it is best to sign up for a workshop during the registration process. If you have already registered for the conference, you can modify your existing registration to add a workshop.

The GIS in the Rockies Planning Committee organizes the conference. The planning committee generally consists of volunteer GIS professionals who currently work in the industry — although the committee is not limited to GIS professionals. If you are interested in joining the planning committee or have questions about the committee, please contact them.