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Advanced Positioning Educational Exposition (APEX) educational conference on GPS, GIS, surveying and mapping solutions, will be held April 2-5, 2007 in Albuquerque. Due to federal budget delays, early registration for the conference has been extended to March 16.
This first conference is dedicated for federal users and is co-sponsored by Topcon Positioning Systems of Livermore, California, and Holman's, Inc., a GSA contract holder.
Headquarters for the conference will be at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North. There is a registration fee of $275 for early registration. After that date the fee will be $350.
MapInfo Corporation released demographic insights into potential consumer behavior to find the nation's biggest spenders. MapInfo used its PSYTE(R) U.S. Advantage neighborhood segmentation system, which profiles lifestyle and consumer habits in 72 "cluster" groups, to gain insight into who the big shoppers are and where they live. Based on MapInfo's research, here are descriptions of Americans in several key counties:
MapInfo found that folks in Marin County, California were most likely to open their wallets wide, leading the nation with the highest average household expenditure. Big shoppers in the Bay Area are well represented with San Mateo ranking fourth and Santa Clara ranking ninth. New Jersey, home to more malls per square mile than any other state, also topped the list with Morris and Somerset Counties ranking fifth and sixth. Below is the full list of the top 10 spending counties.
OSI Geospatial Inc. announced that its mapping operations has been awarded new business valued at approximately US$2.8 million since September 28, 2006. This total does not include the previously announced prime contract with the U.K. Hydrographic Office valued at approximately $1.2 million.
Avineon, Inc. announced the addition of Steve Evans as a business development executive within the company's Geospatial and Engineering Services division. Evans holds more than 20 years of technical and sales experience and has a strong record of consistently growing company revenues by multi-million dollar figures.
Avineon, Inc. announced that Akhlesh Kaushiva has joined Avineon as vice president of the company's Commercial IT Services division. With more than 30 years of engineering and IT systems experience, Kaushiva will lead Avineon's business intelligence and business process management efforts among other IT systems for the company's growing commercial sector. Avineon recently formed the Commercial IT Services division to further focus on meeting the needs of its strong base of commercial clients including large electric, gas, water and telecom utilities.
policy. ESRI Press, 2007, 94 pp. ISBN: 1589481453
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of the NAC Smart Tag DLL for Microsoft Office - an integration of the Natural Area Coding System with Microsoft Smart Tag technology.
Smart tags enable real-time, dynamic recognition of content and offer relevant options to people as they work to allow them to quickly access and analyze information. Microsoft has already included the smart tags for Financial Symbol, Address, Place, Date, Telephone Number, Time and Personal Name in its Office suite including Outlook email software.
Vision Media, owner of
www.3dSkylines.com, announced the completion and availability of the entire island of Manhattan as a 3d model.
The entire 3d model was constructed by a team of Vision Media 3d architects and designers. Despite all the complexities, the Manhattan model uses only 500,000 polygons. Vision Media is widely known for its high-detail and minimum use of polygons.
The projection of the new 3d Manhattan model is UTM NAD83 ZONE18. Depending on what software and/or 3d engine an end-user requires, the model can be delivered in any 3d format.
DMTI Spatial, a provider of location intelligence solutions, has been selected by McSweeney & Associates, to power the Ontario East Economic Development Commission’s (OEEDC) new web portal. The application of neighborhood level postal geography and detailed demographic data is advancing the tools available to site selection consultants and streamlining economic development processes.
GeoSpatial Experts is pleased to announce the availability of the Ricoh 500SE GPS-digital camera in a new photo-mapping product bundle. Available through GeoSpatial Experts and its distributors, this bundle includes the GPS-Photo Link photo-mapping software, the Ricoh 500SE camera with attached GPS module, a 1 gigabyte memory card and a camera bag.
MetaCarta®, Inc., the provider of geographic intelligence solutions, announced support for KML (Keyhole Markup Language) for MetaCarta Geographic Text Search (GTS) and MetaCarta geOdrive. For the first time, companies and governments can now search unstructured text documents for geographic locations and visualize these references on a map using Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS Explorer or NASA World Wind interfaces.
Intergraph Corporation announced an agreement with ACE Enterprise Slovakia Ltd. to provide its SAP-certified integration software, Geospatial Enterprise Integrator, to Intergraph customers.
Officially introduced at Intergraph 2006, Geospatial Enterprise Integrator allows organizations to seamlessly integrate enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like SAP with geospatial solutions from Intergraph. The ACE solution simplifies the creation and maintenance of interfaces between enterprise systems, and it offers an easy-to-use drag and drop interface. As a result, users become self-sufficient in exploiting and reusing all of the data resources available across a company's heterogeneous data environment.
Applied Imagery has upgraded its QT Modeler software and changed the product name to Quick Terrain Modeler. Applied Imagery’s diverse user base provides valuable suggestions and has shaped the current release.
Quick Terrain Modeler Version 6 adds the following functionality:
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