PSPCI Acquires Earth Observation Magazine (EOM)

Solidifies its Position as the Leading Multi-Channel Geomatics Media Resource

FREDERICK, Maryland, February 13, 2003 - Professional Surveyor's Publishing Company (PSPCI), publisher of Professional Surveyor Magazine and GIS Monitor, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Earth Observation Magazine (EOM). The acquisition of EOM broadens the platform of PSPCI's highly respected position in the North American geomatics industry.

Additional columnists will be added to the EOM team to create a unique blend of expertise. In addition, the PSPCI team will apply its demonstrated strategies for success that have resulted in Professional Surveyor Magazine's growth of several hundred percent in recent years, after being in print since 1981.

Roland Mangold, past president and publisher of EOM since its launch in 1993, comments: "The combined editorial, distribution and marketing resources of ProfSurv, GIS Monitor and EOM provide an unprecedented source of geomatics content, information and education for the professional community as well as an unmatched means of marketing, communication and exposure for geomatics vendors to reach their current and future markets." Mangold has signed a multi-year employment contract with PSPCI and will remain as a full-time member of the editorial team.

Allen Cheves, of PSPCI, is pleased to add: "This alignment demonstrates our continued commitment to enhance communication between geo-technology professionals. The addition of EOM to our portfolio will enable us to extend our industry linkage, and continually refine the focus of each of our publications."

About Professional Surveyors Publishing Company, Inc.

Professional Surveyor Magazine, is the premier U.S. resource for surveying, mapping, engineering, GPS, and GIS professionals. Each month, in-house editor and surveyor, Marc Cheves, and our team of nationally-recognized contributing writers create timely articles covering cutting-edge technology, hardware and software reviews, hands-on solutions, business management, book reviews, factory tours, product recaps from trade shows, and more. Professional Surveyor Magazine also publishes GIS Monitor, a popular weekly e-mail newsletter edited by Adena Schutzberg, with more than 12,500 readers around the globe.

PSPCI is a subsidiary of GITC bv, the leading international geomatics publisher. Additional titles within the group include GIM International, Hydro International, Geomatics World
(UK), International Hydrographic Review, ISPRS Highlights and Geomedia (Italy).

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