May 14, 2007
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by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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PCI Geomatics®, a developer of image-centric software and solutions for the geospatial industry, is pleased to announce the release of Geomatica 10.1. This release features significant new additions along with enhancements in reliability, performance, usability and functionality of existing technology.

OrthoEngine enhancements for Geomatica version 10.1 include a customizable GCP collection viewer, along with improved efficiency in GCP and tie point collection efficiency. Also included is new support for the ALOS sensors PRISM, AVNIR and PALSAR. Significant advancements have also been included to automatic mosaicking, resulting in higher quality and better tone balanced mosaics.

Pixxures, Inc., a provider of aerial mapping, direct digital image processing, GIS services and imagery web services, has successfully completed a parcel rectification project for MarinMap.

MarinMap is a consortium of public agencies that maintains a shared data center, housing geographic information about Marin County, CA for the benefit of the membership and the public. The Assessor parcel layer had been digitized over a period of years with reference to low-resolution printed images of orthophotos. The County’s recent high-resolution imagery showed that the parcel geometry had poor coordinate correspondence with the ortho boundaries. As a result, the composite map contained inaccuracies that made it difficult to rectify the parcel data to the county’s new digital orthophotography.

BAE Systems has released its Next-Generation Automatic Terrain Extraction (NGATE) software for creating 3D models from satellite or aerial imagery.

The 3D terrain and surface models generated by NGATE can be used for geospatial simulations, mission rehearsals, situational awareness, and disaster relief and recovery.

GeoLytics has released their latest 2007 Estimates at the Census Block Level. There are over 8.2 million census blocks in the U.S. and GeoLytics offers a large compilation of current year estimates at this very small level of geography. Use these granular data to do statistical analysis of population and housing distributions and target small geographical areas.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated released its comprehensive engineering design solution to advance GIS for electric utilities.

The solution includes Bentley Electric XM and Bentley Expert Designer XM - two new fully interoperable products built on Bentley's next-generation geospatial technology. In addition, Bentley Electric XM is delivered with a robust industry best practices data model for electric utilities, along with an intuitive visual modeling editor that can be used to modify and extend the model.

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Upcoming Events
Date: May 12 - 14, 2007
Place:  AlMurjan Hall, Crown Plaza Hotel

A key feature of the MEOSC – 2007 is the focus that it provides for the exchange of knowledge and expertise. This unique 3-day event will bring together practitioners, scientists and vendors to discuss the current uses and future aspirations of the oil industry, environment and related activities community in the Region.
Date: May 14 - 17, 2007
Place: Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
This year’s GeoTec Event marks the 21st anniversary of the event, and also marks an expansion of the audience with a co-location with GeoAlberta. GeoAlberta is comprised of the Alberta Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), the Alberta Chapter of the Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), the Alberta Geomatics Group (AGG) and GeoEdmonton.
Date: May 14 - 17, 2007 

Ecobuild America and AEC-ST is THE annual gathering place for the building industry professionals and AEC professionals who design, construct, manage facilities, and specify building products, materials and services. This event is strategically located in Southern California, where you'll gain direct networking access to the most powerful and important people who are focused on building sustainable facilities.
Date: May 15 - 17, 2007
Place: Expo 2007 Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, FL USA
The GSA International Products and Services Expo is GSA's largest customer outreach event. The primary purpose of the expo is to offer CLP certified training for federal customers. GSA Expo offers over 200 different classes, all with federal experts as instructors: feds training feds.
Date: May 15 - 29, 2007
Place: Allen Instruments, 7114 E Earll, Dr, Scottsdale

AZ 85215 USA
Allen Instruments is pleased to offer a series of in-house training seminars. The training seminars are designed to provide geospatial professionals focused training on GIS and GPS topics. Whether you are new to the technology or just want to refresh your skills, our short seminars will introduce you to what’s new and shed new light on familiar topics.
Date: May 16, 2007
Place: Sheraton Premier Hotel at Tysons Corner

Vienna, VA USA
Come see how NGA’s products and services are uniting the intelligence, defense, and homeland security communities through an integrated GIS architecture for web-based dissemination, analysis, and visualization
Date: May 16 - 17, 2007
Place:  Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Conference Center

Camp Hill, PA USA
The 2007 Pennsylvania GIS Conference will bring the Pennsylvania geospatial community together for the fifteenth year to present, discuss, and debate critical topics affecting the development and use of geospatial information technology in the Commonwealth. The conference will be held on May 16 and 17 at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center in Camp Hill and will focus on the broad diversity of Pennsylvania geospatial data, applications, and people.
Date: May 17, 2007 
Place: 1520 Queen Street East

Sault Ste, Marie, Ontario, P6A 2G4 Canada
The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, in partnership with ESRI Canada, INVITES YOU to attend the 2nd Annual GIS in Healthcare Day to learn about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and new applications that are being applied to healthcare and medicine. Participants will experience how GIS is supporting and improving work in health and human services.
Date: May 20 - 23, 2007
Place: Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

New Orleans, USA
The abstract submission deadline has passed. More than 100 abstract submissions were received and the conference committee will review and organize the program, from the submissions, by the end of this year. Expect the conference program and registration information to be available by January 2007. Exhibit information will also soon be available.
Date: May 21 - 24, 2007
Place:  Nashville

Date: May 28 - 31, 2007
Place: Mobile Mapping Summer School

PADUA, Italy
We are glad to announce that the 5th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology will be held in Padua, Italy. The core objective of the conference will be to discuss most recent technologies, exchange experiences and promote future research, development and production in fields related to mobile mapping. We look forward to see you in Padua!
Date: June 4 - 6, 2007
Place:  Palm Springs

With an expanded educational program and a grand-scale exhibition, ITS America’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition promises to be one of our best events ever. Next year’s meeting will also feature dozens of innovative mobility solutions first seen at the 12th World Congress on ITS.
Date: June 4 - 7, 2007
Place:  Four Point Sheraton,Bolzano

Bozen, Italy
Second workshop geological hazards in mountanous areas with excursion to the Dolomites, 8-9 June, Bozen, Italy (back to back with the 27th EARSeL sympoisum)
Date: June 5 - 9, 2007
Place: San Francisco Bay Area

Digital Earth is a visionary concept for "spaceship Earth" sparked by R. Buckminster Fuller, grokked by the Apollo astronauts returning from their moon missions, and popularized by Vice President Al Gore.
Date: June 11 - 13, 2007
Place: Convention Center

Rosemont, IL USA

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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'no name, please'
    GPS World Conference & Expo was cancelled/postponed I beleive. Your link on it is dead. Does anyone from this publication actually read these comments?

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