July 16, 2007
Autodesk Topobase and MapGuide Enterprise Updates
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More than 250 persons, including principals, owners, partners and senior executive professionals from more than 75 of the community's leading private geospatial firms, and key officials of government GIS agencies, will gather July 16-20 at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire for the 25th Anniversary Summer Conference of MAPPS. For more information on MAPPS, please visit the

New Products

terra IMS announces the release of geoXtract™, a powerful desktop application that provides users with an easy way to integrate existing data in a variety of formats with Google Maps™ and Google Earth™.

geoXtract™ provides an intuitive “wizard” interface that leads users through data selection, data configuration, data processing, and data publishing. All data processing is automated with geoXtract™, so there is no need for users to manually create each data point that will be displayed on the map. Users can easily integrate tens, hundreds, and even thousands of records with Google Maps™ and Google Earth™, and there is absolutely no programming required.

, the company that launched the first "mobile traffic map" in the U.S., has announced a new way it is helping to make navigating freeway traffic easier. TrafficGauge has made its superior traffic information accessible for free with a simple computer download of any one of four widgets. Downloads include: Windows Vista(TM) Gadget, Mac Dashboard Widget, Google(TM) Homepage Gadget and Yahoo! Widget,

The downloads are the latest addition to TrafficGauge's expanding line of fee and free services designed to help drivers navigate the country's increasingly congested freeways and roadways. The company's product line-up also includes the TrafficGauge hand-held device (fee for service) as well as free download services, TrafficGauge for Cell Phone and TrafficGauge for PC.

The Carbon Project announced a new version of CarbonTools PRO for Microsoft .NET software developers.

The release includes a complete programming interface and controls for OGC Filter Encoding specification (FE) used by Web Feature Services (WFS), enhanced Web Feature Service Transaction tools (WFS-T), added Catalog Services for the Web (CS-W) support, the capability to transform features content into Geography Markup Language 3, new code samples to ‘jump start’ application development and more.

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Enhances Leica TITAN - Leica TITAN’s Geospatial Instant Messenger is the ideal gateway for sharing, publishing and serving local geospatial data to Google Earth. Using the Geospatial Instant Messenger, images, terrain and feature data shared in Leica TITAN may also be viewed directly in Google Earth.

ESRI is offering software and training grants to botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoological parks that want to incorporate GIS into their operations. The overriding goal of the program is to support the application of GIS technology to plant conservation, management, research, and educational activities.

ESRI recognizes that botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoological parks are at the forefront of biological scientific research and conservation efforts and play an important role in educating the public about the natural world. The grant series is intended to supplement these institutions' efforts by bridging the technology gap where financial resources remain an obstacle to progress.

On January 1, 2007, Germany’s official postal organization implemented changes to approximately 60 postal code areas. Municipalities and county administrations have also redrawn boundaries as a result of amalgamations or new land assignments. The deadline for formal objections having now elapsed, these changes are now binding. GfK GeoMarketing’s recently updated maps of Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been adjusted to reflect these alterations and are now available for distribution.

Upcoming Events
Date:July 11 - 21, 2007
Place:Santa Cesarea Terme

The International Summer School DIGEO “Diving
into GIS and Earth Observation Technologies” will take place during the
11th. - 21st. of July 2007 in the mediterranean locality of Santa
Cesarea Terme in Italy. The main objective is to provide participants
with the know-how needed to:
- create and manage Geographic Information Systems (GIS), - integrate
Remote Sensing - Satellite Image interpretation and GIS
- collect underwater data while obtaining an International scuba SSI
National Association of Counties (NACo)
Date:July 13 - 17, 2007
Place:Richmond, VA USA
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Registration for the 2007 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition will open in mid-February.
Date:July 17 - 18, 2007
Place:Ontario, Canada
The 2007 Wireless & Mobile Expo and
Conference, being the global meeting place for the wireless industry,
attracts key decision-makers to learn and purchase the latest products
and solutions, offered by innovative technology vendors and service
Date:July 17 - 19, 2007
Place:Imigrantes Exhibiiton Center

S©o Paulo , Brazil
Created in 2000, GEOBrasil Summit is, by far,
the biggest and most important annual meeting of buyers, specialists
and suppliers of solutions connected with geotechnologies of Latin
Date:July 23 - 27, 2007
Place:Vancouver, BC

We encourage the attendance of anyone and
everyone working in the public and private sectors that match the
following description: You are interested in the development of
technology to enable the convergence of Web technologies, XML, Web
services, and GIS. You are interested in the multitude of applications
associated with the convergence of Web technologies, XML, Web services,
and GIS You are interested in the impact of businesses and government
policies associated with the convergence of Web technologies, XML, Web
services, and GIS.
You are interested in the emergence of new business models leveraged by
the convergence of Web technologies, XML, Web services, and GIS.
Date:August 6 - 9, 2007
Place:Hyatt Regency Orange County

11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840 USA
It all comes together August 6 - 9 at the
Hyatt Regency Orange County, where the Accela community unites to move
beyond the boundaries of what we believe is possible. The largest event
for users all year, the User Conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity
to connect with the people, products, and trends at the forefront of
the government technology industry. Let’s work together to build new

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