April 07, 2003
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SmartMaps RSP was announced by Universal Map, a provider of geographic information and mapping solutions. This solution is a revenue generating plan that provides the client with an interactive web mapping and data display application for use with its members and participants.

A new ECW Connector(TM) for ArcIMS(R) from Earth Resource Mapping enables seamless gigabyte and terabyte image mosaics to be served from within ArcIMS. The Connector for ArcIMS allows users to serve up huge image mosaics with full color balance at any resolution.

For the Philadelphia market comes a new product line from Rand McNally. The centerpiece of the product is the new Rand McNally 2003 Philadelphia 5-County Street Guide, covering 2,870 square miles of southeastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Softco Engineering Systems Inc. president Barrie Mathews announced the release of StanConvert 5, an upgrade of its AutoCAD Drawing Standards Translator. This new release includes 3 new modules and many other enhancements for users.

GBA Master Series, Inc. (GBAMS;
www.gbams.com) announced their new release of GBA Master Series(TM) suite of integrated infrastructure asset and maintenance management software products, Version 6.61 of the GBA Master Series is the most feature-rich, application and function rich release the company has built in nearly 20 years of software development. With this release, the company integrates the newest ESRI GIS technologies, and expands their transportation related offerings, plus introduces products that extend the benefits of the existing GBA Master Series to more departments and divisions. Deluo Electronics introduced their latest release: Routis™
Mapping Software featuring NavTech® Maps. Routis™ is the ultimate street navigation software for Pocket PC OS. With verbal turn-by-turn directions, bright color map display, and dynamic route calculation, Routis works intelligently to deliver users to their destination smoothly and safely.

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Shift ASSIST for MapInfo has been developed by Spatial ASSIST to assist in the uniform adjustment of spatial datasets to maintain the relative positioning between related datasets. The tools provided with this application will assist in: - Automatic generation of the shift links (ie. The magnitude and direction of the shift between two MapInfo datasets - The batch adjustment of MapInfo tables - Cleansing and Snapping of the shifted data to ensure topological consistency.

Around the Web

Is it Time for A Data Manifesto? John Fisher, President and CEO of DMTI Spatial Inc.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Gartner Sees Rapid Growth in Wireless LAN Use

The number of frequent wireless LAN users in North America will grow from 4.2 million in 2003 to more than 31 million in 2007, the Gartner, Inc. projects. (Source: InformationWeek) -
more info CTIA Daily News

Going on in April

Date: April 7 - 11, 2003

Place: Freiburg, Germany

Following the first International Antarctic GIS workshop in Wuhan, China in 2000 the Geospatial Information Group within the Geoscience Standing Scientific Group of SCAR plans on holding a second GI Technical Experts Meeting of SCAR.

Date: April 7 - 10, 2003

Place: Coeur d'Alene Resort Coeur d'Alene, ID USA

Date: April 9 - 11, 2003

Place: Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA USA

"The Evolving State of GIS" hosted by So Cal URISA and BAAMA (Bay Area Mapping Association)

Date: April 10 - 11, 2003

Place: Toronto, Canada

MAPublisher training using MAPublisher 5.0 on Adobe Illustrator 10 on Windows. Given by Avenza technical and training staff.

Date: April 21 - 23, 2003

Place: Portland, OR USA

For the past eleven years, the Oregon chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the Columbia River Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) have held a conference dealing with current issues on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from a regional perspective. A full day of workshops will lead off this year's conference followed by two days of plenary and concurrent educational sessions.

Date: April 24 - 25, 2003

Place: Washington D.C, USA

MAPublisher training using MAPublisher 5.0 on Adobe Illustrator 10 on Windows. Given by Avenza technical and training staff.

Date: April 28 - 30, 2003


Nevada State GIS Conference, Reno, Nevada. This thirteenth annual conference, attracting GIS professionals from throughout the state and eastern California, exhibits the latest GIS technology and features introductory and advanced education sessions. For general information contact the conference committee chair; Sally Kleiner, phone: 775-954-4629, e-mail
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