Netezza Spatial Blazes into the GIS Market

Getmapping has launched ‘Pre-Built 3D Terrain Models’ of the UK, which are available for immediate download from The product enables users to go online and order a viewable, editable digital 3D model of a selected area in a single downloadable file, removing the requirement for expensive specialist software and the time necessary to create the model. Pre-Built 3D Terrain Models are expected to be of interest to a wide variety of planning and development professionals.

Safe Software, a leader in spatial ETL (extract, transform and load), announced that its software solution FME offers full read and write support for AutoCAD Map 3D object data. This functionality provides Map 3D users with a flexible solution for restructuring, integrating and sharing object data so this valuable information can be easily accessed and used by anyone who needs it.

MapQuest announced the beta launch of MapQuest 4 Mobile, a free, downloadable application that extends capabilities to compatible BlackBerry smartphones.
MapQuest 4 Mobile offers users an easy-to-use interface and the same accurate directions and maps they rely on from the site. Local search is also accessible, enabling users to search for businesses by proper name or category. Additionally, MapQuest 4 Mobile provides hybrid imagery, traffic and incident information as well as a GPS “find me” feature which locates a user and tracks the progress to their destination. MapQuest 4 Mobile also utilizes smaller map tiles allowing for faster downloads and quicker screen refresh.

KHEOPS is offering a new business model for MRCs that is both flexible and affordable: establishing and hosting a solution for the networking of geomatic data. Thus, during the next three years KHEOPS will circulate, online via JMap, all the up-to-date information concerning the Vaudreil-Soulanges MRC to its 23 constituent municipalities. An advantageous solution for those municipalities in terms of speed, costs and efficiency.

Caliper Corporation is now shipping the latest version of Maptitude for Redistricting, the leading software for congressional, state legislative, and local government redistricting. Maptitude for Redistricting has defined the redistricting software market since its introduction in 1997. Designed with the help of redistricting professionals from many of the state legislatures, Maptitude for Redistricting is reliable, feature-rich, and easy to learn.

Around the Web

MDA customer upgrades to Radarsat-2, upgrade worth $2.5 million, The Canadian Press.

Encom Enhances Industry-Leading GIS Package for Geoscientists, CIO, September 15, 2008

Use of technology by area governments improves efficiency, services, Chattanooga Times Free Press, September 14, 2008


CFGIS Workshop 2008
Date: September 22 - 23, 2008
Place: Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 S North Lake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 USA

As Central Florida grows and expands, GIS can provide new ways to look at our available resources and help manage that growth. Our theme for this year - voyage of discovery - will showcase how our users throughout the region are using GIS technology to help manage their world. Come share your experiences, and network with your peers in the GIS industry.

gbaMS ACT08
Date: September 22 - 24, 2008
Place: Atlanta, GA USA

The GBA Master Series Annual Conference & Training (ACT) is a unique training ground where users from all over the country can

  • learn about enhancements we've made over the past year
  • get training on everything from basic concepts to advanced techniques
GIS in Mining & Exploration
Date: September 24 - 25, 2008
Place: Mecure Hotel, BRISBANE
Queensland, Australia

Capitalising on the Benefits of GIS Software Managing Mining & Exploration Data Gaining Company Buy-In

Discover the potential of GIS for your mine site Maximise on the benefits and cost savings that GIS can offer
Implement a best practice GIS system for your entire mining operation Excel yourself and your colleagues in the application of GIS Exploit the capabilities of geospatial technology and gain your company buy-in.

Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR)
Date: September 25 - 27, 2008
Place: Hotel Captain Cook
939 West 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 USA

CLEAR promotes regulatory excellence through its educational programs, networking opportunities, publications, and inquiry and other services for everyone involved with the professional and occupational licensing community.

2008 ESRI Health GIS Conference
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2008
Place: Renaissance Washington DC
Join us for the 2008 ESRI Health GIS Conference and learn firsthand how health and human services organizations are using GIS to shape global health. Hear from thought leaders knowledgeable in the value of GIS and see what geospatial solutions can do for you in your line of work. From applying GIS to a problem, issue, or clinical practice to developing an enterprise-wide approach, this conference is your opportunity to explore how important GIS technology is to health and human services professionals.
FOSS4G 2008
Date: September 29 - October 3, 2008
Place: Cape Town Convention Center
Cape Town , South Africa
The 2008 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference gathers developers and users of open source geo-spatial software from around the world to discuss new directions, exciting implementations, and growing business opportunities in the field of open source geo-spatial software.
14th ARSPC
Date: September 29 - October 3, 2008
Place: Darwin, Australia

The Spatial Sciences Institute’s Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (RS & P) Commission and the 14ARSPC Organising Committee, look forward to welcoming all delegates to the 14ARSPC in Darwin, Northern Territory, held from 29 September-3 October 2008 .

The first of the ARSPC biennial series was held in 1979. It is exciting that for the first time in the conference’s 29 year history, it will be held in Australia’s most northern tropical city, Darwin . The ARSPC is the RS&P Commission’s premier conference showcasing the best of Australasia’s technical and application driven remote sensing and photogrammetry research. The conference also plays an important role in presenting research and future directions from around the globe to RS&P Commission members and the wider Australasian spatial community.

Date: September 30 - October 2, 2008
Place: Bremen, Germany

INTERGEO is the world’s largest event and communication platform for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. The trade fair and conference cover all the key trends that crop up along the entire value-added chain – from geo-based information surveys and data processing to integrated applications.

ESRI Latin America User Conference
Date: October 1 - 3, 2008
Place: Hotel Grand Hyatt Santiago
Chile , USA

ESRI Chile tiene el agrado de invitarlo a participar en la XV Conferencia de Usuarios Latinoamericanos de ESRI que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile, entre el 1º y 3 de Octubre de 2008.

18th Annual Minnesota GIS/LIS Annual Conference and Workshops
Date: October 1 - 3, 2008
Place: Mayo Civic Center
Rochester, MN USA

The event will feature structured workshops, technical sessions, panel discussions, technology demonstrations, project updates and national speakers. All are geared toward professionals interested in learning more about geographic information systems and land information systems technology in Minnesota and beyond.

15th Annual South Florida GIS Expo
Date: October 2 - 3, 2008
Place: Palm Beach County
650 Okeechobee Bouleva, West Palm Beach, FL USA

The South Florida GIS Expo has long been a happy place for networking with other GIS professionals and as we celebrate our 15th Anniversary, this year's Expo will be the best yet. These are new and challenging times we live in. We must find new and diverse ways to solve the problems of today and GIS is on the cutting edge.

24th Annual New York State GIS Conference
Date: October 5 - 7, 2008
Place: Holiday Inn
Liverpool, NY USA

The conference has a long standing tradition of providing attendees with an opportunity to meet fellow New Yorkers active in the GIS field, exchange information and real experiences, and seek solutions to your geographic data management needs. Professional networking opportunities help you develop a network of fellow GIS users which will continue through the years. In the exhibit area, GIS vendors and consultants display the latest in GIS hardware, software, analytical techniques, and services.

What’s New In MapInfo Professional v9.5
Date: October 7, 2008
Place: The Queen Mary 1126 Queen's Highway

If you are an existing MapInfo Professional customer or a GIS specialist, you will not want to miss the overview session on MapInfo Professional version 9.5. Take a detailed view of the new capabilities and functions now available to you. See live demos of the new features such as CAD-like tools, .NET programmability, support for SQL Server 2008 , a sneak peak at vector translucency and much more. Then join the Pitney Bowes MapInfo
Product Management team for a session where you will have the opportunity to provide personal and direct input on future product enhancements.

2008 AGI Users' Conference
Date: October 7 - 9, 2008
Place: Schaumburb

Attend the 2008 AGI Users' Conference for "total access" to software demonstrations and innovations, user presentations, hands-on training, technical seminars, subject matter experts , and keynote speakers Brig Gen (ret) Duane Deal and NASA Astronaut Capt. Alan Bean. Download the event guide for a detailed conference agenda and secure your space at .

URISA 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition
Date: October 7 - 10, 2008
Place: Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 USA

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a nonprofit association of professionals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies to solve challenges in state / provincial and local government agencies and departments. URISA is considered to be the premier organization for the use and integration of spatial information technology to improve the quality of life in urban and regional enviroments.

AGIC 2008 Geospatial Education & Training Symposium
Date: October 8 - 10, 2008
Place: Prescott Resort and Conference Center
Prescott, AZ USA

This year's event will be held at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, October 8-10. Experience GIS at its best this summer in the mile-high city of Prescott, Arizona. Three days of workshops, technical demonstrations, and activities presented by national and local professionals will keep you and your staff current on the latest GIS technologies.

Explore vendor exhibits and network with GIS professionals from across the State. Learn about developments and challenges in a rapidly changing industry and share your own insights into the world of GIS. Participate in the poster gallery to showcase your latest project, attend the workshops to fine-tune your GIS skills, or keep up to date with old friends.

Canalys Navigation Forum 2008 - San Francisco
Date: October 14 - 15, 2008
Place: The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay,
San Francisco, CA USA

This event will focus presentations and panels on the Americas region while learning from the experiences elsewhere. An exclusive C-level delegate list drawn from operators, navigation hardware and software, channel organizations, content and advertising companies, financial analysts and press will gain invaluable insight into the future of this sector in the region. Coupled with this will be excellent opportunities to network with existing or future business partners, including the Canalys Navigation Golf Challenge tournament to be held on the exceptional Half Moon Bay course.

2008 ESRI Electric & Gas User Group (EGUG) Conference
Date: October 19 - 23, 2008
Place: Hyatt Grand Champions Resort
44-600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA USA
GIS users in the electric and gas community are encouraged to attend the 2008 ESRI EGUG Conference. This gathering is your opportunity to learn how GIS innovation is helping utilities worldwide address today’s trends and challenges. Explore best practices, discover new applications, access valuable user support, and find out how you can transform knowledge into results in your utility. Whatever your type of business, position, or GIS experience, this event helps you connect with your colleagues and ESRI staff in an environment dedicated to your most pressing needs.
What’s New In MapInfo Professional v9.5
Date: October 20, 2008
Place: Tavern On the Green Central Park at West 67th Street

If you are an existing MapInfo Professional customer or a GIS specialist, you will not want to miss the overview session on MapInfo Professional version 9.5. Take a detailed view of the new capabilities and functions now available to you. See live demos of the new features such as CAD-like tools, .NET programmability, support for SQL Server 2008 , a sneak peak at vector translucency and much more. Then join the Pitney Bowes MapInfo
Product Management team for a session where you will have the opportunity to provide personal and direct input on future product enhancements.

2008 ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit
Date: October 20 - 23, 2008
Place: Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, AZ USA

The 2008 Homeland Security GIS Summit, the only geospatial conference dedicated to homeland security. Explore the geographic advantage for your agency and see firsthand how GIS technology facilitates communication among federal, state, local, and private sectors. Join us and learn more about transforming data and information into action.

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