December 08, 2003
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor

by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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URISA will be holding its 6th Annual GIS in Addressing: Street Smart and Address Savvy Conference from August 29 - September 1, 2004. The
Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri. The Conference focuses on all aspects of addressing - integration into existing
systems, user-friendly information systems, solutions to problems, and newly emerging challenges. This Conference will bring together participants with a rich diversity of experience. Last year's program featured over 50 unique presentations and was enjoyed by almost 200 attendees.


Space Imaging, provider of Earth imagery and related services to commercial and government markets, announced the appointment of Jim Roper to director of Defense/Intelligence Solutions Sales and John Lee to director of Civilian and Commercial Solutions Sales. Both appointments are effective immediately.

New Products

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , announced that it is introducing the GPS 18(TM), a GPS sensor for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) applications. The device is targeted to OEM clients for use in automotive, fleet vehicle, and electronics applications where a small and highly accurate GPS receiver is needed.

Applanix announced that it has released POSPac 4.1, the latest update to its industry-leading post-processing software. Designed to maximize the quality of data generated using the company's airborne and land-based Position and Orientation Systems, this latest release comprises a number of additions and enhanced features aimed at streamlining data processing operations and increasing data accuracy.

Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet / wireless, government, and business solutions, is integrating NAVTECH(R) maps in Garmin's newest U.S. and European mobile turn-by-turn mapping products, the StreetPilot(R) 2610/2650 and the iQue(TM) 3600.

Featured Downloads

GISCafe has many popular
Downloads in various categories. Visitors are encouraged to go to the site and add new downloads or update their old ones.

The AccuGlobe 2004 software product series was created to be a flexible and extensible base for the global GIS community. This scalable software is the core engine behind many of DDTI's advanced spatial software products. The casual user, with limited GIS knowledge and expertise in GIS, can use a
freely downloadable version in developing, editing, and viewing GIS data. AccuGlobe 2004 is an easy-to-use tool to modify and analyze GIS data without having to pay expensive license fees.

Going on Around the Web...

Tech gear is fun again - whether you're into 3-D computer screens, smartphones, theater-quality home audio, or DNA kits for kids. A crack squad of geeks has rounded up 77 innovative playthings that'll keep you entertained till next holiday season.
Tech Gifts for the Holidays , Wired Tools 2K3

Switching Allegiances in Computers, NY Times, by John Markoff, November 24, 2003 --TWO seemingly unrelated indicators - the fact that hotels in downtown Phoenix were sold out at the same time that there were no taxi lines in Las Vegas - point to subtle but sweeping changes under way in the computer industry.

Going on in December...

Date: December 1 - 5, 2003

Place: Las Vegas, NV USA

Focus this year is on the way design data moves from your desktop to where it's used throughout the life cycle of your projects-construction sites, factory floors, infrastructure sites, and supplier facilities. Smart solutions that combine Autodesk's business services with their network-based communications and collaboration products to help you move ahead of the pack.

Date: December 2 - 4, 2003

Place: Quebec City, Canada

GEOdiffusion 2003 is a two day event during which four main subjects --MapInfo products, markets and trends, business intelligence and geomarketing, geomatics and internet in the government - will be discussed in 28 most interesting conferences. Forum, technological lab, opening cocktail, dinner at le Ch®teau Frontenac and luncheon-meetings are also on the agenda.

Date: December 3, 2003

Place: USA

Date: December 8 - 12, 2003

Place: San Francisco, CA USA

AGU is a worldwide scientific community that advances, through unselfish cooperation in research, the understanding of Earth and space for the benefit of humanity.

Date: December 9 - 13, 2003

Place: Auckland, New Zealand

Located on the (leading) edge of the world, Auckland and New Zealand offer challenging settings and viewpoints for historical geographic research.

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