September 11, 2006
The Importance of Accurate Geocoding
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Karttakone has produced map series covering all Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) that can be used as background maps in GIS-applications, in www-services, through Online Services, or as Media Maps e.g. in newspapers.


The cartographically high quality datasets are based on NAVTEQ data and for instance, include all roads with their names for all of the Nordic Countries. The series are produced in 1:35 000 and 1:250 000 scales.


With hydrocarbon exploration and production activity increasing in the Williston Basin, WhiteStar Corp. expanded it line of CartoBase digital cartographic products to include North Dakota. WhiteStar, which developed the CartoBase series of subscription data sets specifically for oil and gas mapping, has already released products for Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Wyoming, Montana and Utah.




Around the Web


Google says it will hire more engineers in Japan, USA Today, Reuters, September 8, 2006




Upcoming Events



Date: August 29 - September 1, 2006

Place: Queen Sirikit National Convention CenterBangkok, Thailand

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 rich natural capital and has comprehended the true potential of Geospatial information in leveraging this capital to its utmost economic viability. The Asian region is forging a path of development and economic growth as a function of establishment of infrastructural capital. The region demands and offers scope for application of the various Geographic Information technologies like GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing and Imaging



Date: September 5 - 6, 2006

Place: Beijing International Conference Center Beijing, China

Feeling and sharing with our vision, our energy, our passion and our hope on the future of Geo-information technology , this forum will be hold in Beijing International Conference Center from 5 to 6 , September 2006.



Date: September 6 - 8, 2006

Place: San Francisco, CA USA

This unique, hands-on workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a way that is particularly relevant to social service providers, planners and researchers. Participants learn to make thematic maps of their community, geocode addresses and perform spatial queries and analysis. Participants also learn to extract and map Census variables such as race, poverty, language, education, health and many other demographic variables. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required. Each students is assigned a computer on which to work for the day.



Date: September 11 - 16, 2006

Place: Los Angeles, AR USA

This year's event is scheduled for September 11th -16th, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. Engineers, surveyors, photogrammetrists, and GIS/LiDAR professionals alike are invited to take part in this comprehensive and affordable learning opportunity.



Date: September 11, 2006

Place: Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, CA USA

As the exclusive sponsor of LBS at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment, NAVTEQ is presenting the NAVTEQ LBS Developer Conference 2006. This daylong event prior to CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment will provide developers the opportunity to network with top industry decision makers. Attendees will gain valuable insight on trends and opportunities as well as advice on how to effectively launch location-based services in today's wireless world.



Date: September 12 - 14, 2006

Place: Business Design CentreLondon, Islington, N1 0QH United Kingdom

Year on year, the AGI conference and exhibition is acknowledged as the most significant event for all organisations with an interest in geographic information, regardless of sector. Conference Chair Sallie White (Ordnance Survey) commented; 'this world-class venue enables the integration of a vibrant conference with a bustling trade exhibition, which creates a great environment for learning, networking and commerce. I am delighted to be Conference Chair and look forward to welcoming you to AGI2006 in September'.



Date: September 12 - 15, 2006

Place: INVESCO Field at Mile HighDenver, CO USA

Historically, attendees include representatives from: local, state and federal government, the utilities industry, environmental services, surveying professionals, the oil and gas industry, retail and business marketing professionals, and other related fields. So bring a friend, spouse or coworker and join professionals in the fields of GIS, facilities management, remote sensing, photogrammetry and surveying to learn about the latest developments in the Geospatial Industry.



Date: September 14 - 15, 2006

Place: Perth Convention Exhibition CentreAustralia

WALIS is proud to present WALIS Forum 2006. Held every 18 months, the Forum provides an opportunity to address issues related to the management of geographic information. The Forum is open to everyone, however, is targeted to people working with geographic information (GI) or those who would like to find out how they can harness GI to improve their business. The Forum aims to provide opportunities for people within and associated with the industry to learn, network, identify potential solutions and to share and debate strategies for the future.



Date: September 14, 2006

Place: Holiday Inn HarrisburgHershey, PA USA

This year's conference theme is of concern to both governmental and private agencies: How Safe is Pennsylvania? Speakers will focus on how the state, communities, and the private sector are using data for planning and emergency preparedness.



Date: September 17 - 20, 2006

Place: St. Julien Hotel & Spa Boulder, CO USA



Date: September 18 - 19, 2006

Place: Civic Reception RoomCairns City Council Building, Spence Street, Queensland, Australia
The non-profit group 'Far North Queensland GIS User Group Inc.' (FUNGIS) is pleased to announce the 2006 Seminar - 'Sandbags and Sandals - An Emergency Spatial Information Management Forum in the Tropics'.



Date: September 20 - 23, 2006

Place: Münster , Germany

It will be the follow-up meeting to the highly successful GIScience 2000, 2002, and 2004 conferences with over 300 researchers attending each time. GIScience 2006 will again bring together scientists from academia, industry, and government to analyze progress and to explore new research directions. It will focus on emerging topics and basic research findings across all sectors of geographic information science.



Date: September 21 - 22, 2006

Place: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Block off September 21-22, 2006 now to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn new tips and techniques that will help you maximize your return on investment and improve your productivity with Safe Software products.



Date: September 26 - 29, 2006

Place: Vancouver Convention CenterVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Go beyond basic technology and applications and contemplate issues related to designing, managing and applying information technology - at its highest and best use - to improve our urban and regional environments. Join your colleagues, peers, thinkers and doers from around the world at URISA's Annual Conference.



Date: September 27 - 29, 2006

Place: Orange County, CA USA

This unique, hands-on workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a way that is particularly relevant to social service providers, planners and researchers. Participants learn to make thematic maps of their community, geocode addresses and perform spatial queries and analysis. Participants also learn to extract and map Census variables such as race, poverty, language, education, health and many other demographic variables. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required. Each students is assigned a computer on which to work for the day.


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