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Sprint Purchase of Nextel Wins Approval, eWeek (Reuters), August 4, 2005 - Sprint Corp. on Wednesday won approval from U.S. authorities to acquire Nextel Communications Inc. to solidify its spot as the No. 3 U.S. wireless company.


IsraCast's new low cost system-- A new low cost system that illustrates immediately a 3D model of a room has been developed by an Israeli company. The system facilitates the performing of highly accurate computerized measurements inside buildings. It allows a single operator to measure a room and create a CAD (Computer-aided design) model in real time which can then be used to plan the further development of the interior structure. Relying on ultra sound and RF transmission between its base station and a portable unit, the new system eliminates limitations such as line of sight and the need for "open skies" that
exist in current surveying equipment, while still keeping the price of the overall system well below that of existing equipment.




Upcoming Events



Date: August 22 - 26, 2005

Place: Cairns, Australia

A joint assembly of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), International Association for Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO), and the International Association for Biological Oceanography (IABO).This rare joint conference of the IAG, IAPSO and IABO will offer opportunities to present and discuss cross-disciplinary research into the solid earth and oceans. In fact the scientific programme, under the theme “Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools”, will emphasize the interaction of the earth and oceanographic sciences.



Date: August 22 - 26, 2005

Place: Shanghai Fisheries University Shanghai, China

Three themes will be addressed: (1) Effective and Affordable GIS for Fishery and Aquatic Information, (2) Spatial Fish Stock Assessment Modeling. (3) Spatial Fisheries Resource Management.



Date: August 22 - 25, 2005

Place: Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

The Asia and Pacific region is the largest developing region in the world in landmass, population and aggregate income. Its 48 countries have nearly three fifth of the worlds total population. Each country in the region abounds in Natural Capital and has comprehended the true potential of Geospatial information in leveraging this Capital to its utmost economic viability. The Asian region is today forging a path of development and economic growth as a function of establishment of Infrastructural capital. It thus convolutes to be a fecund sphere for application of the various Geographic Information technologies like GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing and Imaging.



Date: August 26, 2005

Place: University of Pennsylvania's Southpointe Southpointe Center, PA USA

The Earth Sciences Department at California University of Pennsylvania is hosting the 6th annual Central Appalachian Geo-Spatial Conference. This conference is sponsored by California University of PA, Allegheny County, University of Pittsburgh, URISA-CAC, Thinformation, PA Geographical Society, PASDA, West Liberty State College (WV) and ESRI. This conference will be held at California University of Pennsylvania's Southpointe Campus on Friday August 26, 2005 from 8am to 4pm. The reduced cost for presenters is $35 and that includes coffee, doughnuts and a lunch. The cost for attendees is $40.






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