March 20, 2006
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor

by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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New Products

NAVTEQ, a global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, announces the availability of phonetic transcriptions for its Netherlands map database. Because NAVTEQ(R) voice data, is developed using local knowledge of street, administrative and destination names, applications utilizing NAVTEQ voice phonemes can increase the functionality of voice- enabled navigation systems by reducing recognition complexities.

The new
UNEP/GRID-Arendal Maps & Graphics Library has been set up as a repository to present outputs from publications, projects and web-products that has been produced by UNEP/GRID-Arendal through out the years. These include, among many others, the popular
GLOBIO human impact maps and illustrations from the

Thales has introduced GPSDifferential Module, a software extension for MobileMapper CE that seamlessly adds the power of post processing to virtually any mobile GIS/mapping software application. With the GPSDifferential Module, sub-meter and up to sub-foot mapping is easy to achieve, even where real-time corrections are not available, or when used in difficult signal environments required by applications such as forestry.

A new book from ESRI Press illustrates how to use spatial analysis as a tool to solve real-world problems facing social scientists and students of public policy. Think Globally, Act Regionally: GIS and Data Visualization for Social Science and Public Policy Research explores the spatial aspects of everything from the preservation of farmland, endangered plants, and animals to urban and regional planning and management of light rail lines.

eSpatial, Open Standards based Geospatial platform provider, announces the availability of NAVTEQ's map data products in an Oracle 10g format for Enterprise Applications.

Spectrum Mapping, LLC has advanced the art of LIDAR processing with SILC - Spectral Imagery LIDAR Composite. To facilitate the editing and feature extraction process for LIDAR mapping projects, multispectral pixels are associated with individual XYZ values to discriminate between roads, buildings, trees, water and other features

Upcoming Events

Date: April 23 - 26, 2006

Place: Tampa, FL USA

GITA's Annual Conference and Exhibition is the most highly regarded educational event for professionals involved in geospatial information technologies.

Date: April 19-20, 2006

Place: Vienna, Austria

The event explores background, legislation, needs and technologies for farm advisory systems, as they are necessary to comply with the new situations like commitments regarding Cross Compliance, documentation needs to ensure food- and feed-traceability, to calculate, to map etc..

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