New Flood Risk Model of Great Britain Incorporates Major Flood Causes

ERDAS announced that Image Web Server (IWS) 8.5 is now supported on the Sun Solaris (x86) operating system. IWS is a high-speed, specialized server application that efficiently distributes large volumes of geospatial image data. IWS solves the infrastructure congestion problems associated with deploying large amounts of image data, empowering users to quickly access the information they need.

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Google diving into 3D mapping of oceans,  April 30, 2008, Elinor Mills, CNET

Joint remote-sensing satellite to be launched by end of year, says official Alia Al Theeb, Staff Reporter, April 28, 2008, Gulf

Indian Geospatial Market On A High!  April 28, 2008,

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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
Place: The Rio
Las Vegas, NV USA
MapWorld 08 lights up Las Vegas with cutting edge ideas for exploiting business data. See the newest tools to share location intelligence across your organization. Learn proven strategies to increase profitability. And experience it all in America’s top vacation destination.


Intergraph 2008
Date: June 2 - 5, 2008
Place: Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV USA
Get ready for another energizing experience… Another networking extravaganza… Another event with unlimited possibilities. And that’s just for starters! We invite you to experience firsthand the excitement, natural beauty, and difference between ordinary and spectacular.


GeoGathering 2008
Date: June 2 - 3, 2008
Place: Estes Park, CO USA
Located in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, GeoGathering 2008 is a conference dedicated to providing oil and gas gathering system professionals a venue to share their experiences and best practices with geospatial information while learning about current industry regulations and GIS solutions.


GeoTec Event 2008
Date: June 2 - 5, 2008
Place: Ottawa Congress Centre
Ottawa, Canada
The GeoTec Event provides a unique gathering place for geospatial technology professionals from all disciplines to interact and learn from each other's experience and knowledge. The program is designed to help you discover cutting-edge geospatial technology solutions from diverse application areas.


21st ISPRS Congress --Silk road for Information from Imagery
Date: July 3 - 11, 2008
Place: Beijing International Convention Center (BICC)
Asian Games Village , Beijing, China
The Silk Road is the most famous East-West trading route in ancient times. It served not only as the conduit for goods but also as the highway for knowledge transmission between the east and the west. Nowadays, the need for timely, high-quality, long-term, global spatial information is increasing rapidly.


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