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February 17, 2004
Press Release: Neil Lofgren Joins GCS Research as Director of Engineering - Opens Satellite Office in Portland, Oregon

Missoula, MT – February 17, 2004

Alex Philp, President of GCS Research LLC, a geospatial information technology company, announced today the addition of Neil Lofgren to the company as Director of Engineering. Mr. Lofgren has extensive experience in new product development and management of complex engineering programs.

Mr. Lofgren brings fifteen years of professional experience to GCS Research. He has worked on a large variety of programs covering all aspects of the product lifecycle, and has managed multi-million dollar engineering projects on three continents.

Most recently, Mr. Lofgren was granted a government security clearance and spent time deeply immersed in interviews with members of the Federal GIS community. As a result, he was able to identify user needs and create detailed product definitions for introducing innovative new technologies into the GIS market.

"We are very excited to have Neil on board as Director of Engineering," stated Alex Philp, President of GCS Research. "Neil brings invaluable expertise in the areas of engineering architecture and project management. His membership will enhance our capabilities and enable us to expand our geospatial product and service offerings."

At GCS Research, Mr. Lofgren will be integral in defining the long-term product strategy and managing the overall platform for delivery of geospatial products and services. He will work to integrate innovative, emerging technologies into the company's product offerings, leveraging his knowledge of product development and GIS user needs.

In addition, Mr. Lofgren will be headquartered in Portland, Oregon, establishing a branch office for GCS Research. "Given our growing number of customers and partners in the Portland and Seattle markets, we saw a need to have someone who can respond rapidly to client needs and business opportunities. Neil's presence provides us with this ability," adds Mr. Philp.

Mr. Lofgren earned MS and BS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

To learn more about GCS-Research contact Neil at or visit GCS-Research's website at

About GCS Research LLC:

GCS Research LLC specializes in geospatial information technology, providing an integrated range of products and services dedicated to making GIS technology easier and less expensive to use. Combining the software and data technologies of industry partners, GCS Research creates end-to-end geospatial solutions to meet the specific requirements of its customers. Across a broad range of industries, GCS Research clients use "distributed GIS" systems for decision-support, planning, communication, real-time analysis, commerce, intelligence gathering, and monitoring of complex environmental systems.

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