January 22, 2007
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor

by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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1Spatial (formerly known as Laser-Scan) is pleased to announce that the inaugural 1Spatial Conference will take place on 2nd-3rd May 2007 at the Ordnance Survey Great Britain Business Centre, Southampton, UK.

The 1Spatial Conference will be this year's premier event on the transformation, management and quality control of spatial data. Based around the theme of 'Fitness For Purpose', the conference will: -

-Explore the efficient use and reuse of spatial data within and across organizations

-Discuss effective data sharing

-Stimulate debate for delegates involved in establishing spatial data infrastructures

-Engage delegates with presentations, demonstrations, workshops and real-world case studies

-Provide delegates with an insight into all aspects of spatial data management and current best practices.

TerraGo Technologies announced it will bundle several of its mapping solutions used to create and distribute GeoPDF files into a special package for colleges and universities. The bundle gives campus labs an opportunity to install MAP2PDF® and other supporting technologies for use in educational programs at prices starting under $1,000.


TerraServer®, the leader in online imagery, has recently hired Brian Randy Funk as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). TerraServer® is an Internet mapping company which owns and operates the pioneering TerraServer.com website.

International Land Systems (ILS), Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Doug Baker has joined the company as Director of International Programs, becoming the most recent member of its innovative and skilled team of professionals providing solutions in land titling, land administration, land registration, and management of land-related information in the US and overseas. He will help drive the growth of the company’s portfolio of international programs, as well as provide project management of new and existing projects.

Analytical Surveys, Inc. (ASI) announced that Hank Cohn and Jonathan Rich have been elected to the Company's Board of Directors.

Jonathan Rich is executive vice president and director of investment banking for vFinance Investments, Inc., a diversified financial services firm with 35 offices throughout the U.S. and internationally. He served as senior vice president, and, later, as managing director of corporate finance at First Colonial Financial Group, where his corporate finance group was recognized by SNL Securities as a top-ten specialty finance advisor in the nation based on the number of transactions completed in 1999 and 2000.

Hank Cohn is executive vice president at Galaxy Ventures, LLC, a closely- held investment fund with a multi-pronged investment strategy concentrating in the areas of bond trading and early stage technology investments. Mr. Cohn acts as portfolio manager for investments. He serves on the board of directors of a number of companies, both public and private, advising on both capital raising and M&A activities.


DMTI Spatial™ (DMTI), one of North America’s leading providers of Location Intelligence solutions, introduces a new service offering to accelerate their customer’s “Time to Value” with Location Intelligence data solutions.

New Products

3D Laser Mapping has launched a new mobile mapping system specifically designed to capture highly accurate 3D measurements of overhead telecom networks. The vehicle mounted WireFinder system uses the latest laser technology and specially designed software to accurately measure the position of telecom network assets, such as poles and wires. Offering an unrivalled technical specification the WireFinder also delivers operating efficiencies and reduced risk to personnel in the field.

Placeways, LLC and the
Orton Family Foundation announced the release of CommunityViz® Version 3.2, the ArcGIS® extension for land-use planning. CommunityViz software is used by planners and resource managers around the world for scenario analysis and 3D visualization. Its low prices are made possible by the Orton Family Foundation. The new release of CommunityViz provides a suite of enhancements and compatibility with the latest GIS and visualization platforms, including ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.2 and Google Earth™ 4.

NAVTEQ has updated its popular online feedback tool and renamed it NAVTEQ Map Reporter (TM).

Acxiom(R) Corporation announced the latest innovation in the Personicx(R) family of household-level segmentation tools: Personicx MarketScape-X(TM), a web-based mapping and segmentation analysis tool.

Personicx MarketScape-X is designed to give clients quick and easy access to meaningful, actionable marketing information, along with reporting and segmentation tools to power their customer and market analysis.

Around the Web

Anytown, Online, by Bob Tedeschi, January 14, 2007, The New York Times (registration required) - Before the days of the printing press, town squares served as the main forum for exchanging community news and gossip. Now comes the virtual town square.

Upcoming Events

Date: January 22 - 25, 2007 
Place: Hyderabad International Convention Centre

Hydrabad, India
MAP WORLD FORUM will be a medium of convergence of various stakeholders of global geospatial community and its integration with end users of geospatial information. Map World Forum will be a combination of activities in the form of seminars, workshops and panel discussions covering technology to policy to user oriented themes at global level.
Date: January 23 - 25, 2007
Place: QE II Conference Centre

Westminster, London, United Kingdom
DGI (Defence Geospatial Intelligence) is the annual European event for the Military Geospatial Intelligence community, bringing together government, industry, and military leaders together with leading suppliers and industry experts.
Date: February 7, 2007 
Place: via WebEx

Accela’s free Webinars (online seminars) offer valuable information for everyone from current customers to interested prospects. In addition to live Webinars, some events will be recorded and posted online for viewing at your convenience. Minimum requirements to attend are an Internet connection and phone line.
Date: February 12 - 13, 2007
Place: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Baltimore, MD USA
The International LIDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) has become the premier event for the LIDAR industry. This "Summit" is the gathering of industry leaders, pioneers, experts from government, academia, and professionals from myriad industries looking to invest in, and benefit from, LIDAR technology and services.

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