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Locus first EIM user conference and training day is a success!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 28 October 2004 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the leader in environmental information management, today announced that it successfully held its first Environmental Information Management™ (EIM™) user conference and training at ChevronTexaco’s Corporate Headquarters in San Ramon, California, on October 14 and 15, 2004. EIM is the flagship application in Locus’s award-winning, LocusFocus web-based portal, which is used to manage environmental data at thousands of sites worldwide.

The event was attended by more than 25 firms, including government groups, corporations, environmental consulting firms, analytical laboratories and professional data validators. Participants came from around the country to learn advanced EIM skills, meet EIM users and programmers, and attend presentations showing how EIM is used in a variety of applications.

The sold-out event gave the attendees an opportunity to expand their skills and work with EIM’s powerful scalable-vector graphics (SVG) module to create soil borings, cross sections, and a range of custom maps, all from within EIM. Locus also introduced new web-based reporting tool features, previewed report automation tool, and demonstrated an expanded version of eWell, Locus’s PDA application for streamlining field data collection.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response to our first user conference. Attendance, interest level, the range of participants, and quality of presentations exceeded all our expectations. What was especially gratifying was to see the ‘wheels turning’ when new approaches were discussed and new features were highlighted. We are confident that users left the conference with new and efficient ways to use EIM for meeting site and enterprise environmental data management needs,” said Dr. Neno Duplancic, President and CEO of Locus Technologies.