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
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.
TrafficGauge, 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.
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