BANGOR, Maine — More than 200 municipal officials and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users attended the 2011 Municipal Technology Conference, which was held on Thursday, March 3, at the Bangor Civic Center.
The all-day conference addressed subjects such as how technology is revolutionizing municipal government, how technology can enhance accountable and efficient municipal government and how GIS technology can be used in crime analysis.
The conference was organized by Maine Municipal Association and was co-sponsored by the Maine GIS User Group. Dick Thompson, former Chief Information Officer for the State of Maine, was the keynote speaker.
“We were very pleased with the turnout and the quality of the sessions at this year’s Technology Conference,” said Christopher Lockwood, executive director of MMA. “We’ve held the event in Augusta in recent years but decided to move it to Bangor this year, as some members had requested. Attendance was up more than 30 percent.”
The conference also drew 14 private-sector exhibitors and supporters, which also represented an increase from 2010.