DigitalGlobe & Keyhole Agreement and Review of Keyhole


Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions (NASDAQ: INGR), in collaboration with the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE), announced the second Intergraph research grant opportunity for AGILE members. The grant is open to any member using or intending to use Intergraph's GeoMedia(R), IntelliWhere or ZI technology as the foundation for geographic information science (GIS) research. The Intergraph Research Grant Program will award $5,000 (U.S.) cash funding and a $50,000 software donation in recognition of an exceptional and innovative applied research proposal submitted by an AGILE member in an effort to further the implementation and evolution of GIS.

On February 13, on behalf of GeoConnections, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the revision of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) Target Vision and Implementation Plan. Development of this project will involve consultation and collaboration with stakeholders in the public and private sectors and in academia.

The deadline for submission of proposals is March 8, 2004. For more information

Applications are currently being accepted for URISA's 2004 Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIGtm) Awards. The awards recognize exceptional achievements in the application of information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services. The deadline to submit an application to the ESIGtm Review Committee is June 7, 2004. For more information, visit URISA's website at http://www.urisa.org or contact URISA Headquarters (847/824-6300, Email Contact ).



Appointments/Resignations

Laser-Scan is pleased to announce the appointment of Arash Karimi as Radius Topology Sales Manager.



New Products

Visual Learning Systems (VLS) & BAE Systems introduced a new feature extraction capability tool, Feature Analyst™ for SOCET SET™. The two companies will integrate VLS's Feature Analyst as an extension to SOCET SET, a world-class digital photogrammetry application. Feature Analyst provides a pathway for automated feature extraction and is a leader in image understanding technology. Feature Analyst for SOCET SET will also provide users with advanced 3-D feature extraction capability. The enhanced version of SOCET SET will be available later this year

Tele Atlas announced that it has teamed with Space Machine, Inc., to power Space Machine's latest Release 3 of the PocketMap Navigator USA 2004. The PocketMap Navigator is a powerful yet easy-to-use GPS navigation software for the Pocket PC that conveniently travels with users wherever they go. With this new Release 3, PocketMap Navigator users can now enjoy stunningly brilliant 3D visual maps with advanced text-to-speech voice instructions at every turn for an overall satisfying navigation experience.

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. announced the GPSMAP 276C, a versatile and portable sunlight-readable color GPS navigator that's at home on the high seas or highways.

The GPSMAP 276C contains the Americas Autoroute basemap with tide data and accepts pre-programmed or user programmed data cards with MapSource(R) BlueChart(R) or Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots(R). The award-winning BlueChart features depth contours, inter-tidal zones, wrecks, and navaids -- while Recreational Lakes includes fishing areas, boat ramps, marinas, and hazards for thousands of popular U.S. and Canadian lakes.



Going on Around the Web...

Flexible Display Screens Readied for Production, Washington Post, Rick Weiss, Washington Post Staff Writer, Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 --After years of unabashed hype and dashed hopes, truly flexible displays are at last being ramped up to commercial production.

Satellites to Track Tiny Dolphins, Wired News, February 19, 2004, by Kim Griggs. -- New Zealand's public conservation agency is planning to use satellite tagging for the first time to track the movements of Maui's dolphins, one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world.

Wi-fi changes virtually everything, USA Today, by Michelle Kessler, February 18, 2004 --Wi-Fi is catching on fast - and changing the way people use the Internet. Fans say it leads them to do more things online: They pay bills from the living room, search recipes from the kitchen and check e-mail on the go. Tech analysts say that's just the beginning of what Wi-Fi can do. In the future, it will connect all kinds of devices - lamps, stereos, computers - and, for the first time, truly integrate the Internet into daily life.

In spite of the fact that Wi-fi has achieved great popularity with some people, others feel the technology has been stuck in techno-limbo. Read about it in Before Wi-fi can Go Mainstream, Business Week Online, February 18, 2004.



Upcoming Events...

IT/GIS in Public Works URISA Conference
Date: February 25 - 27, 2004
Place: Charlotte, NC USA
The conference focuses on the effective application of information technology in public works departments. The two-day educational program will feature full day of pre-conference workshops.

FME Training Course
Date: March 11 - 12, 2004
Place: Surrey, Canada
Join our two-day (1/3 lecture, 2/3 exercise and problem solving) course and learn to unlock the powerful features of FME to more effectively manage your data translation and data transformation challenges. FME Training can help open up a whole new world of possibilities for you. Questions are encouraged throughout the class and attendees are welcome to bring their own sample data files.

FME Training Course
Date: March 11 - 12, 2004
Place: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Join our two-day (1/3 lecture, 2/3 exercise and problem solving) course and learn to unlock the powerful features of FME to more effectively manage your data translation and data transformation challenges. FME Training can help open up a whole new world of possibilities for you. Questions are encouraged throughout the class and attendees are encouraged to bring their own sample data files.

MapWorld 2004
Date: March 16, 2004
Place: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers New York City, NY USA
Whether you are a power user, developer, manager or are new to using MapInfo, MapWorld 2004 is the place to be.



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