May 07, 2007
Google My Maps for the Non-Technical User
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Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a provider of software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure, released its April 2007 Annual Report. The report, which is titled "Helping to Improve the World's Infrastructure," is available online
MAPPS member firms are great places to work, according to a salary survey conducted by MAPPS, the national association of geospatial, mapping and photogrammetry companies. The triennial survey revealed the average salary for non-executive personnel was $54,000 in 2006. And perhaps more importantly, 100 percent of those workers were covered by employer-provided health insurance.
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Garmin Ltd. announced that it has received a decision from the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin as to the remaining claims in its Wisconsin patent litigation against TomTom. While the Court's ruling reiterated Garmin's complete victory in its defense of TomTom's claims of infringement of three patents, it terminated Garmin's remaining claims in the case.
Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial imaging tools for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce that effective immediately it will provide a free seat in any scheduled MAPublisher training class for any academic institution purchasing a multi-seat lab license of MAPublisher. Visit the
website for more details.
ESRI announces that Robert Brook has joined ESRI as pipeline industry solutions manager. Brook comes to ESRI from New Century Software in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he was the manager of Marketing and Business Development.
WindSpring, Inc., an advanced compression technology and software provider, announced the appointment of Tom Hunt as president and CEO. Hunt replaces Robert F. Mitro, former Chairman and CEO, who is retiring.
ESRI announces that its Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) for ArcGIS—Nautical Solution 9.2 is now available. This new release offers users a database-centric approach to produce and maintain high quality data for analysis and chart production making it easier to meet nautical specifications.
Nautical Solution can be used to produce and maintain standard Digital Nautical Chart (DNC) and Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) products as well as standards-compliant hard-copy nautical charts. The solution modernizes the management, editing, quality control, and generation of products from hydrographic information allowing for efficient production.
3D Laser Mapping has developed a laser-scanning robot to provide an electronic eye in dangerous and in-hospitable environments. Using state of the art laser scanning units combined with wireless communications and advanced robotic technology the 3D-R1 allows a 3D map of the surrounding area to be created. 3D-RI can be deployed in any environment where a risk to personnel may be present including earthquake zones, fire damaged buildings or hostage situations.
Get the latest U.S. population demographics with the 2007 Estimates and 2012 Projections from
GeoLytics. The 2007 Estimates and 2012 Projections include the Census Bureau’s post-hurricane county level estimates that adjust for population displacements in the Gulf States. This invaluable demographic data is an essential tool for business and marketing, as well as for current social research.
Expesite, the recognized leader of end-to-end program and project management software, has launched Version 7.3, the newest edition of Expesite. This newest version of Expesite includes more than eleven enhancements, and also integrates client access to marketing information leader Claritas Inc. maps and reports.
SANZ announced the release of EarthWhere 4.2 for Windows, a major upgrade to the company's leading geospatial data provisioning software. The product has been enhanced to take advantage of a scalable and easily configurable service oriented architecture which can support a wide variety of enterprise environments. EarthWhere 4.2 sets a new standard for management and automated delivery of geospatial data -- elevation models, scanned maps, and satellite and aerial photography. With 4.2, organizations accelerate their access to mission-critical imagery datasets.
Around the Web
GPS Traffic reports for impatient drivers, April 27, 2007, CNET.news.com -- Technology that helps you avoid gridlock is improving rapidly.
Photos: GPS traffic kit shows the way CNET.news.com
Social Networking Leaves Confines of the Computer by Brad Stone and Matt Richtel, April 30, 2007, The New York Times
Googling state government documents, April 29, 2007, CNET News.com - Search giant helps four states get online data indexed and helps create custom search engines for government Web sites.
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