Acquisitions Drive Trimble into New Markets
Avineon, Inc. announced the appointment of Ted Grillo as Business Development Executive for its Commercial Systems Division. With more than 25 years experience in operations, project management, and sales, Grillo will lead Avineon's business development efforts for geographic information system (GIS) services in the public and energy utility sector. In his new position, Grillo will seek out new opportunities for Avineon to grow its business and will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with electric, gas, water, and wastewater utility clients.
Enspiria Solutions, a leading provider of consulting and systems integration services to the utility, cable and government sectors, is excited to announce that Gene Kindrachuk, an information technology and integration expert with 25 years of industry experience, and Diane Causey, a project manager with expertise in GIS and related technologies, have joined the Enspiria Solutions team.
ERDAS announces ERDAS IMAGINE 9.3, the next release of the industry’s leading and most complete collection of software tools designed to manipulate, process and understand imagery and vector data.
ERDAS IMAGINE Professional 9.3 includes joint licensing with ERDAS ER Mapper 7.2, providing both products when either is purchased. This change in licensing allows the ERDAS IMAGINE community to use both solutions simultaneously, easily integrating geospatial information into any organization’s business processes
Applanix introduced a major new release of POSPac MMS (Mobile Mapping Suite), its industry leading Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-Aided Inertial post-processing software for mobile mapping and surveying applications. The new release adds full features and functionality for land based mapping and surveying to the existing suite making it the only single software package on the market fully equipped for processing mobile mapping data from the air, sea, and land platforms.
3D Laser Mapping has launched StreetMapper 360, giving the world’s most accurate mobile laser mapping system 360-degree vision. StreetMapper 360, which is designed for the rapid mapping of highways, infrastructure and buildings using vehicle mounted lasers, also incorporates a new lifting sensor platform to improve protection and maintenance of the sensors.
Essays on Geography and GIS, the latest offering from the Best Practices series published by ESRI, is a collection of essays written by many of the top academics in the fields of geography and GIS technology. Previously published individually in the company’s ArcNews magazine, the collection of articles provides insight into the power of spatial thinking. Begun two years ago, ESRI’s Best Practices series now contains more than 30 e-books that cover a wide range of topics in GIS. Visit the GIS Best Practices Web site to explore the list of offerings and download your copy free of charge.
Pitney Bowes MapInfo announced that its Toronto-based data team, led by Chief Demographer Thomas G. Exter, will publish quarterly research reports focused on Canadian demographic trends and forecasts important to Canadian business leaders. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Momentum: Demographic Insights will debut later this month, and the inaugural issue will focus on immigration trends in Canada.
AtlasCT is announcing the release of version 3.2, the newest version of AtlasMobile API, an advanced package for location-based mobile applications development.
The AtlasMobile API is designed for fast development of location-based applications in Java™ ME. The new version of AtlasMobile API is the most advanced in the market and most unique by its small footprint, high performance and low memory usage.
Bionatics, 3D territory modeling solutions, announces the release of the version 1.5 of LandSIM3D. LandSIM3D allows an automatic 3D modeling of the territory by linking all data set architects; surveyors, urban planners and other professionals involved in territory planning can get during their practice as such as vector data from a GIS, digital terrain elevation and aerial images. LandSIM3D is able to build a realistic real time 3D digital model and geo-referenced within a few hours only: a base from which specific projects can then be inserted to study their various options and their impacts on the immediate environment.
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. announced that it has launched improvements to its Fleet Management Interface (FMI) system to include highly requested features such as canned responses and messages, driver ID and driver status protocol. Garmin’s FMI service is integrated with leading mobile resource management companies to enable fleet tracking, messaging, dispatch and navigation directly on Garmin’s portable navigation devices.
TerraGo Technologies, a provider of software solutions that extend the access and application of geospatial data to professional consumers, announced the release of TerraGo Mobile, the first geospatial mobile application designed specifically for non-GIS users. Compatible with Windows Mobile 5 and 6 operating systems, the solution delivers interactive, intelligent maps and images in geo-enabled PDF format directly to personnel in the field, enabling them to collect and collaborate with geospatial data to respond faster, make better decisions and be more productive.
Around the Web
Noblesville launches new online tool to attract business, October 13, 2008, IndyStar.com
Spencer named N.C.'s top mapper, October 15, 2008, Wilkes Journal-Patriot
Santa Rosa's Digital Timeline , October 13, 2008, Santa Rosa Press-Democrat