The Role of GIS in Response to Hurricane Katrina
Danaher Corporation announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Leica Microsystems AG from LM Investments S.a.r.l. Leica Microsystems is a leading global designer and producer of innovative high- precision imaging systems used in life science and related applications, with revenues of approximately $660 million in 2004.
International Land Systems (ILS), Inc - a provider of integrated national title registry and cadastral solutions - is excited to announce that GISDATA has joined the ILS team as an Exclusive Authorized Reseller of Land Registration Products in the countries of: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia & Montenegro, Macedonia, and Albania.
Exor Corporation and Causeway Technologies announce the successful implementation of Mac1 into Area 2, the first of the UK's Highways Agency's Enhanced Managing Agent Contracts (EMAC).
Mac1 is a collaborative effort to provide an advanced software solution delivering integrated asset management and cost control tools over the web.
Mac1 was delivered to InterRoute, a joint venture between RCS & Mott MacDonald, the team awarded the €250 million five-year Area 2 deal. Area 2 covers the network of trunk roads and motorways in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, the greater Bristol area and parts of Devon and Dorset.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a provider of software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure, announced the release of its June 2005 Annual Report, which reviews Bentley's business developments for the prior fiscal year and includes financial highlights.
In the report, CEO Greg Bentley said, "The company's performance has never been better. I would like to thank all our stakeholders for their contributions and confidence, and we look forward to continuing this predictable growth for our mutual benefit."
To view a copy of Bentley's June 2005 Annual Report online or request a printed copy, go to www.bentley.com/june2005annualreport.
NAVTEQ, a global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has achieved ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification for the release, manufacturing and distribution of Data Products and Distribution Products carried out in the Distribution Services organization and supported by the Vehicle Sales and Quality departments for NAVTEQ North America. Having achieved certification of its European operations in 2004, the North American compliance marks the recognition of NAVTEQ's global standardized processes and single database specification.
Cadcorp, the digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer, has announced that the next version of its Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System - software suite, Version 6.2, will incorporate Web searching facilities from Google.
Developed using the Google Web APIs (application programming interface), the new functionality will enable Cadcorp SIS desktop users to access Google's search facilities directly from within the Cadcorp SIS environment. This capability will enable users to use Google to quickly find services that implement Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Service specifications.
Geoprocessing Using ModelBuilder, a free, live training seminar from ESRI Virtual Campus, focuses on how to use ModelBuilder to make geoprocessing tasks more streamlined and efficient. The seminar is designed for ArcGIS Desktop users who have a basic understanding of the ArcGIS 9 geoprocessing framework. There will be three presentations on September 22, 2005, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. Pacific time.
A broadband Internet connection and an ESRI Virtual Campus membership are required to view the seminar.
Geodata Systems Technologies, Inc., a systems integrator that focused on integrated management information system and geographic information system (MIS/GIS) solutions, has won a R33-million ($600,000) contract to implement a GIS-based assets management system for Districts 1 and 2 of the National Transmission Corporation (Transco).
Intergraph Corporation announced Surdex Corporation, a leading U.S. mapping firm, has selected Intergraph's Z/I Imaging(R) DMC(R) digital mapping camera to streamline its aerial mapping operations, establishing a complete digital image environment. Leveraging the DMC's fully digital workflow, Surdex will more quickly and accurately provide small- to large-scale digital images to customers. The DMC digital acquisition and production process will shorten the delivery time of data, and increase the quality of digital imagery products, enabling Surdex customers to integrate the information quicker, and expand the use of geospatial products.
Citilabs Inc. is proud to announce that Ernest K. Ott (Ernie) has joined their management team, and will immediately open a Los Angeles Regional Office. Ernie has accepted a new position of Vice President as a key part of Citilabs' adoption and enhancement of GIS-based solutions for Transportation Planners and Engineers, along with Citilabs' upcoming release of CUBE version 5, embedded with ArcGIS.
Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced the appointment of two new regional sales and business managers. Chris Holcroft has been appointed sales and business manager for the Asia Pacific region, covering the Asian continent, Australia and New Zealand, while Adam Fox has been promoted to sales and business manager for the Americas, covering North, Central and South America. Both Holcroft and Fox will report to Martin McGarry, sales and marketing director, Cadcorp.
Geometry Pty Ltd announces the release of its new product, Spatial Console, a user-friendly tool for importing, exporting, viewing and validating spatial data in an Oracle environment.
The product combines Geometry's Spatial Loader and Spatial Extractor products with a viewer and validation tools to form a powerful management suite for Oracle Spatial and Oracle Locator users.
SpatialAce can now be used even on mobile terminals. SpatialAce LE is a professional toolkit for building networked GIS applications. With its proven architecture, SpatialAce LE enables rapid application development of interactive location-based services that run on handheld computers, PDAs and cell phones. SpatialAce LE can use a combination of local GIS data and map layers that are accessed via a remote server.
GiveMePower Corporation, a provider of next-generation computer-aided design (CAD), digital-blueprint management and graphics-development software for "anytime and anywhere" use across all Microsoft Windows(R) desktop, laptop, tablet and handheld/wireless computing platforms, announced that final beta testing of its new PowerCAD(R) SiteMaster(TM) 2 laser-based mobile and wireless building-surveying solution is underway, with commercial launch scheduled for the end of September, 2005.
Geometry Pty Ltd announced the release of its new product, Spatial Console, a user-friendly tool for importing, exporting, viewing and validating spatial data in an Oracle environment.
Intergraph announced the successful completion of Final Acceptance Testing and rollout of its mobile workforce management system, InService(TM), at Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB). The new system enables KUB to more efficiently process service orders while optimizing its field resources for faster response to customer needs. In an earlier project phase, KUB deployed the InService outage management solution (OMS).
TimTech Computer announces the release of RoboGEO version 2.0, Windows software that geocodes digital images.
RoboGEO permanently records WHERE digital photos were taken by stamping the latitude, longitude, and altitude onto the images or by embedding the data into the image's EXIF headers.
RoboGEO automates the geocoding process by interfacing with a Garmin GPS unit and reading its tracklog or waypoint list. Users can also import GPX files or manually specify each image's location by clicking on a map.
The new version creates clickable web pages that use Google Maps to show where each photo was taken. Users can also export the geocoded images into Microsoft MapPoint or Streets & Trips for viewing on their local computer.
X IBEROAMERICAN CONFERENCE OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS
Date: September 6 - 9, 2005
Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
The X Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Geographic Information Systems (XIBCGIS) will take place in the San Juan City (Puerto Rico) on September 6 to 9, 2005. The organization of the Conference is a responsibility of the Department of Environmental Health, Department of Geography, Department of Environmental Sciences, the Atlantea Project and the Divisions of Continual Education of the Graduated School of Public Health and the Rio Piedras Campus. All these institutions are part of the University of Puerto Rico.
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