February 26, 2007
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MAP2PDF version 3.x enhancements include extended support of datums and support of user-defined datums, support for map book creation using DS Map Book or Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) for ArcGIS, improved raster support, automatic labeling support and enhanced compatibility with other third-party software.

The Map Network (TMN), in partnership with the Tourism Vancouver, has unveiled new Official Maps of Vancouver, becoming the first Canadian partner. A combination of state of the art technology and local, expert content, these interactive maps are available online at
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Around the Web

When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny, by G. Pascal Zachary, February 11, 2007, The New York Times (registration required) --Google’s astonishing rise and Apple’s reinvention are reminders that, when it comes to great ideas, location is crucial.

Cuba to migrate to open-source software, by Richard Thurston, February , 2007, CNET News.com - The Cuban government is to migrate thousands of its computers to open-source software, a change that would further distance the communist nation from U.S.-based Microsoft.

Upcoming Events

Date: February 23 - 24, 2007 
Place: Salzburg Congress Centre

Salzburg, Austria
Date: February 23 - March 2, 2007
Place: Houston, TX USA
Date: March 1 - 2, 2007
Place: Benton Convention Center

Winston-Salem, NC USA
The North Carolina GIS Conference is celebrating 20 Years of Spatial Vision, 1987-2007. Sponsored by the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NC CGIA) and the Carolina Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (Carolina URISA) the 10th Anniversary program promises to be our best
Date: March 1 - 2, 2007
Place: Inter Expo Center Sofia

Sofia, Bulgaria
After three successful events in Belgrade (2004, 2006) and Zagreb (2005) we warmly invite you to INTERGEO EAST 2007. In 2007, we will open another (new) market place for you in South-Eastern Europe. Sofia, Bulgaria will host INTERGEO EAST for the first time. The most important forum for product and knowledge transfer in the land management, geoinformation, building industry and environmental sectors will open from 1 – 2 March 2007 at the Inter Expo Center Sofia. The Conference starts on 28 February. With its proximity to the borders with Greece and Turkey, Sofia is the ideal location for INTERGEO EAST 2007.
Date: March 4 - 7, 2007
Place: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

San Antonio, TX USA
GITA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the the most highly regarded educational event for geospatial professionals. Annual Conference 30 will provide you with better ways to plan, design, manage, and maintain your geospatial systems and operations.
Date: March 4 - 7, 2007
Place: Flamingo Hotel

The 11th Annual Integrating GIS & CAMA Conference will help assessment and appraisal professionals and GIS managers to visualize how they can work more effectively through the use of technology.

Attend the 2007 Conference to explore the important role that integration of GIS and CAMA systems plays in providing access to data and analysis of information so that you can make better decisions in your jurisdiction.
Date: March 5 - 8, 2007
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11th Annual CARIS User Group Conference and Educational Sessions
Date: March 8, 2007
Place: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

San Antonio, TX USA
GITA invites you to attend the Oracle Spatial Users Conference. If you are currently a user, solutions provider, or systems integrator who depends upon Oracle’s spatial technologies, or if you want to learn why thousands of organizations use Oracle’s spatial database and application server capabilities, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
Date: March 9 - 12, 2007
Place: Millennium Hotel St. Louis

200 South 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 USA
The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), together with the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Association (IPLSA) and the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) invite YOU to attend their 2007 Annual Conference and Technology Exhibition.
Date: March 12 - 14, 2007
Place: Adams Mark Dallas

Lone Star Ballroom Pre-Convene Area, Dallas,, TX USA
The 2007 FAA Information Technology (IT)/ Information Systems Security (ISS)Partnership and Training Conference is in its 5th year and will feature many informative and exciting sessions, including a networking event in the exhibit area on Monday, March 12.
Date: March 13 - 14, 2007
Place: Crown Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

301 S. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN USA
Date: March 17 - 19, 2007
Place: Palm Springs, CA USA
ESRI's community of business partners is on the forefront of the GIS solutions and enterprise revolution. These innovative companies are helping drive the future of the GIS industry. Join ESRI and your colleagues in this exclusive opportunity to network and share ideas
Date: March 19 - 22, 2007
Place: Wyndham Hotel and Convention Center

Palm Springs, CA USA
Attend in-depth technical presentations led by ESRI staff who will give guidance on and insights into both intermediate and advanced topics
Date: March 21 - 23, 2007
Place: Washington, DC USA
The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is pleased to announce that the association is partnering with the Open Geospatial Consortium, Wayland, MA, to organize the next in a series of Emerging Technology Summits (ETS IV) .

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