Networks in Motion Enters the World of GPS and Personal Navigation


Steve Briggs has been named Topcon Positioning Systems' (TPS) national sales manager-GIS and OEM.

Briggs joined TPS in 2004 as a product manager for network software. Prior to the recent promotion, he was TPS sales manager for networks and OEM. Before joining Topcon he was GIS business development manager and marine/infrastructure sales manager for Trimble Navigation.

Adapx announced the appointment of Ted Gauld as its new Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. With nearly 20 years of senior level product management and marketing experience under his belt, Gauld is uniquely positioned to take Adapx to the next level by expanding the Capturx product line, developing and driving a profitable channel program, and increasing marketing initiatives targeted towards enterprises and government agencies.

New Products

NAVTEQ, a global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, unveiled CommuteVantage, a powerful new television traffic platform designed for seamless traffic report production within one comprehensive real-time data and graphics system. CommuteVantage smoothly transports viewers from one data source to the next with engaging visual sequences such as an animated 2D flow map to a 3D cityscape fly through, to a live camera view, to a travel time graphic.

Adding to the industry’s most complete portfolio of desktop virtualization offerings, HP announced it plans to support Citrix XenDesktop upon its availability in May across its industry-standard HP ProLiant server and HP Compaq thin client product lines.

Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG), a leading GIS solutions provider, is pleased to announce the release of GeoBlade AVL. GeoBlade AVL is part of a family of “blades” incorporated into the GeoBlade toolset. Blades are additional functionalities to the core viewer, specific to an agency’s departmental needs.

This highly customizable application has the ability to track the location and speed of vehicles, such as police cars, fire engines, and snow plows. Historic searches provide an effective source of accountability, leading to post-analysis if necessary. GeoBlade AVL works with GeoBlade Viewer, Dispatch, and Mobile. It also has the ability to create maps and reports.

RAND Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released the IMAGINiT GIS Assets application, helping clients regain control of their parcel, sanitary, storm, road, water, and electric assets.

Around the Web

County GIS available now online, April 13, Wabash Plain Dealer --
Wabash County has successfully gone online with its Geographical Information System data using The Schneider Corporation's “beacon” Web Portal.

New & Updated UTA Transit Data

Upcoming Events
MAGIC 2008 Symposium
Date: April 20 - 24, 2008
Place: Kansas City, MO USA
GIS covers such a broad range of subjects, applications and types of people that use it, that developing a conference program that meets everyone’s needs is a challenging task. Even more challenging is an attendee trying to figure out exactly which sessions or topics will be most interesting and helpful. MAGIC 2008 is intended to focus the content of the presentation options into a program specifically geared to each attendee’s needs.


2008 Overwatch Users Group Conference
Date: April 21 - 24, 2008
Place: Westwood Country Club
Vienna, VA USA
We are pleased to announce the 2008 Overwatch Users Group Conference. The conference will be held at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia on April 21-24. Each of our product development groups has been hard at work creating new features to help analysts and GIS users maximize their screen time. If you use RemoteView, ELT/Series, Feature Analyst, LIDAR Analyst, Urban Analyst or InterSCOPE, you should come to the conference


14th Annual CalGIS Conference
Date: April 23 - 25, 2008
Place: Modesto, CA USA
The California Geographic Information Systems Conference is a premier event offering unrivaled value to individuals and organizations in the GIS field. Attendees will find opportunities to boost professional and organizational performance with access to:
  • Several in-depth educational tracks
  • Best practices sharing from peers
  • Access to exhibit hall with sponsors showing the latest & greatest in the GIS industry
  • GIS services information
  • Great networking opportunity


Delaware GIS 2008: A Spatial Network
Date: April 23, 2008
Place: Sheraton Dover Hotel
Dover, DE USA
The annual Delaware GIS Conference provides an opportunity to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and network with other professionals in the region. Each year this conference draws more than 200 geospatial professionals from a wide array of backgrounds including decision-makers, managers, educators, and state and local government staff.


2008 ESRI Business GIS Summit
Date: April 27 - 30, 2008
Place: The Drake Hotel
Chicago, IL USA
The ESRI Business GIS Summit is the leading forum for collaboration and networking with other users of business-focused GIS solutions. Business professionals from banking, health care, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, media, real estate, retail, utilities, and related industries are encouraged to attend.


Location Intelligence Conference 2008
Date: April 28 - 30, 2008
Place: Santa Clara Hyatt Regenc
Santa Clara, CA USA
Location Technology 2008 will focus exclusively on enabling technologies: Those hardware, software and data technologies that support and enhance the development, application and diffusion of core geospatial implementations to significantly improve performance and productivity.


ASPRS Annual Conference
Date: April 28 - May 2, 2008
Place: Portland,
Join ASPRS: The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, April 28 to May 2, 2008, in Portland, Oregon for the ASPRS 2008 Annual Conference. The conference theme "Bridging the Horizons - New Frontiers in Geospatial collaboration" will offer an outstanding program of general and technical sessions looking to the future of the geospatial industry.


Introduction to ArcGIS 2
Date: April 29 - May 1, 2008

This 3 day ESRI class delves deeper into ArcGIS functionality and the geodatabase. Students work on designing and creating a new geodatabase from the ground up and learn about geodatabase functionality along the way: annotation, topology, domains, subtypes, converting shapefiles and CAD data into the geodatabase, georeferencing raster data, and more. Other topics include advanced cartographic tools, labeling, geocoding, digitizing, and spatial analysis. It's a lot of bang for your buck!

Time: 8:30 - 4:30 each day

Price: $1,195 per person; $950 per person when 2+ from the same organization register.


IMAGIN Annual Conference 2008: Michigan’s Premiere
Date: May 4 - 7, 2008
Place: Dearborn Inn
Dearborn, MI USA
  Improving  Michigan’s  Access  to  Geographic  Information  Networks  (IMAGIN,  Inc)  in  partnership  with  the  Michigan  Association  of  Planning,  announces  the  2008  May  Annual  Conference  in  Dearborn,  Michigan.  Share  your  expertise,  enhance  your  professional  development,  and  network  with  those  leveraging  geospatial  applications  and  technologies  with  professionals  across  the  Great  Lake  State  and  Region.  This  year’s  conference  will  feature  speakers  and  professional  presentations  featuring  how  GIS  applications  will  strengthen  our  economic  future.  Additional  topic  areas  will  include  server  based  applications,  community  planning/economic  development,  asset  management,  funding  partnerships,  real-estate  valuation  analysis,  and  an  exhibitor  presentations  spotlighting  the  latest,  innovative  geospatial  applications.   
    Substantial  discounts  for  early  Conference  registration  are  available  online  along  with  exhibition  and  sponsorship  opportunities  at  .     


2008 Washington State GIS Conference
Date: May 5 - 7, 2008
Place: Seattle Center
Seattle, WA USA
  The  2008  Washington  State  GIS  Conference,  "Integrating  GIS  Into  the  Enterprise”  will  be  held  Monday  through  Wednesday,  May  5-7  in  the  Northwest  Rooms  at  Seattle  Center.  WAURISA  -  the  Washington  State  Chapter  of  the  Urban    &  Regional  Information  Systems  Association  –  is  finalizing  a  program  that  includes  a  day  of  educational  workshops,  access  to  leading  GIS  vendors,  and  two  days  of  informative  speakers  from  all  corners  of  the  State.  The    conference  is  designed  to  help  you  learn  from  your  colleagues,  network  with  your  peers,  and  build  a  solid  GIS  foundation  for  your  career,  your  company,  or  your  agency.  


Where 2.0 Conference
Date: May 12 - 14, 2008
Place: Burlingame, CA USA
Where 2.0 brings together the people, projects, and issues building the new technological foundations and creating value in the location industry. Join with other developers, technologists, CTOs, researchers, geographers, academics, business developers, and entrepreneurs to debate and discuss what's viable now, and what's lurking just below the radar.


NGA Technology Day
Date: May 14, 2008
Place: Headquarters NGA
Bethesda, MD USA
Come see how NGA’s products and services are uniting the intelligence, defense, and homeland security communities through an integrated GIS architecture for web-based dissemination, analysis, and visualization. NGA’s solutions include real-time common operational pictures of information used to describe, assess, and depict physical features and geographically referenced activities.


USGIF Technology Day
Date: May 15, 2008
Place: Sheraton Premiere
Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA USA
This unique annual event, produced in cooperation with NGA, provides an exclusive opportunity to truly examine next-generation technology offerings for those who have a mission focus of utilizing geospatial intelligence to solve national and global security challenges. TECH DAYS also lends itself to be a great venue to network in a low-key environment among an intimate tradeshow floor and yet not have to compete with keynote speakers or other agendas.


Introduction to ArcGIS 1
Date: May 15 - 16, 2008

This 2 day class from ESRI covers the basics of ArcGIS 9.2 software. You will learn about spatial data formats (shapefiles, coverages, rasters, geodatabases, CAD, etc.), working with tables, making maps, working with selections, coordinate systems, and editing spatial data.

Time: 8:30 – 4:30 each day

Price: $795 per person; $645 per person when 2+ from the same organization register.


MapWorld '08
Date: May 21 - 23, 2008

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