Blue Marble Geographics announces the release of Geographic Calculator 7.0, a major version upgrade of the Geographic Calculator that features many new enterprise-wide collaboration tools and core library enhancements. These tools extend the power of the Calculator to enable geospatial data definition, manipulation and management across the user’s organization. This is the most comprehensive upgrade to the Geographic Calculator since it’s inception. Blue Marble’s coordinate conversion technology is used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government and military organizations.
Encom announced the release of its professional geophysical interpretation package Encom PA 7.0, along with a change in name, feature packaging and a free viewer. Encom PA was previously named Profile Analyst, but the product has matured well beyond its sophisticated airborne EM profiling origins. Managing Director, David Pratt says that “the old name failed to express the product’s rich integrated, interactive environment that includes sophisticated image analysis and 3D object creation, editing and visualization capabilities”.
MicroImages has released extensive, integrated support for the creation, storage, and management of geotagged photos in its TNT product line. Geotags collected by the camera for locations can be imported and stored with the photos. If the photos are not taken with geotags, their locations can be interpolated from the separate, concurrent GPS logs. If no GPS logs are available, the locations can be added by plotting the photos on available orthophotos or using Google Earth and importing the KML file.
The Carbon Project announced the release of a new version of its free Gaia software, Gaia 3.1 Beta 2, as part of the 2007 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP). Gaia 3.1 is a free Windows application for accessing, visualizing and sharing location content, including the latest NSDI Framework Data services.
Gaia 3.1 Beta 2 may be downloaded at no cost here.
3D Laser Mapping, the UK based laser-scanning specialist, has developed a mining industry version of its world renowned StreetMapper system. MineMapper uses the latest mobile laser scanning technology combined with high precision positioning systems to capture highly accurate and detailed measurements on the move.
MineMapper is ideally suited for the mining environment as the system can be deployed on a range of vehicles to suit all terrains. When combined with 3D Laser Mapping’s SiteMonitor software it can automatically create detailed 3D models of the mining operation including highly accurate depletion surveys, slope stability models, stockpile measurements and mine wide terrain map updates.
QCoherent Software, provider of Limitless LIDAR software tools, announces the release of LP360 v1.5.1 and LP360 Classify v1.5.1. With an advanced architecture for accessing and processing LIDAR points, LP360 is the LIDAR tool of choice for integrating and processing LIDAR point clouds in ArcGIS. LP360 v1.5.1 provides ESRI users with an uncompromised ability to leverage enormous LIDAR point cloud datasets.
Around the Web
Turn Back. Exit Village. Truck Shortcut Hitting Barrier, by Sarah Lyall, December 4, 2007, The New York Times (registration required) - In Great Britain, G.P.S. navigation devices often fail to appreciate that the shortest route is not always the best route.
GPS Shortcuts Steer Trucks to English Towns NPR, All Things Considered- December 5, 2007
|Date:||December 12 - 14, 2007|
|Place:||Aula Conference Centre of Delft University of Technology
|The Workshop is intended as an interactive platform for both presentations on state-of-the-art research and discussions on open problems. The workshop will consist of a mixture of single-track presentations and discussion (PD) sessions and parallel working group (WG) sessions on specific themes (Requirements, Acquisition, Modelling, Analysis, Visualisation), according to the following format: current problems to be solved, potential solutions, and recommendations by WG (discussion under coordination of a chair and final presentation of the results at the closing plenary session). The presentations will be selected based on their quality by the scientific program committee (peer review of full papers). The setting of this innovative event will be the ancient city of Delft.|
|Date:||December 17 - 19, 2007|
|Trans Asiatic GIS Society is pleased to announce its conference on GIS titled “b-GIS@Asia” from 17th to 19th of December 2007 at Technopark, Trivandrum, India. b-GIS@Asia is about discovering how GIS empowers organizations and demonstrating the role of GIS in organizational business with the intention of urging entrepreneurs, and/or organizations, to invest in GIS for profit or operational performance.|
|Mapping California Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis|
|Date:||January 4, 2008|
|Place:||San Diego Training Ctr. 350
10th Ave. Ste 950 , San Diego, USA
|Participants will learn how to easily create thematic maps of their own data and display spatial trends in information.|