The Saskatoon Chapter of the

 Canadian Operational

Research Society



Wendy Welte

Operations Research Department, Federated Co-operatives Limited


Dave Spearin

Logistics Marketing Services Inc


Thursday, September 21, 2000

Park Town Hotel

Poplar Room

Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6:00, Presentation 7:00


Use of Graphical Information Systems in the Petroleum and Agriculture Industry

The Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) databases are filled with data that has a geographic element. There are many applications for Graphical Information Systems (GIS) that could be developed using this data such as reporting sales data by Co-op store location on a map of Western Canada. The use of Graphical Information Systems is in currently its elementary stages at FCL although a few applications are in use. Wendy Welte from the Operations Research department will present two GIS applications namely petroleum pricing maps and Saskatoon petroleum sales using the ARC/VIEW software.

In addition, Dave Spearin, president of Logistics Marketing Services Inc (LMS) and an expert in the field of GIS, will present some analysis he has done for the agriculture industry including trends in agricultural production and fertilizer use. More information on Mr. Spearin and his company can be found at


Tickets $17

For more information contact:

Winfried Grassmann


Kent Kostuk