September 10, 2007
The Carbon Project’s CarbonArc PRO
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by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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Intermap Technologies(TM) Corp. announced that its Intermap Federal Services, Inc. subsidiary has received a USD $12.5 million contract to provide 3D digital elevation data and orthorectified radar imagery for an international project. The project will be accomplished using the Company's proprietary Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) technology. Under the agreement, the Company will collect and deliver radar mapping services for the client over the next eight-months.

The Carbon Project announced its CarbonArc software was selected by GeoConnections to support the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) Interoperability Pilot. CarbonArc is an interoperability extension for ESRI's ArcGIS, the world's most popular geographic information system (GIS).

The Carbon Project is part of the CubeWerx CGDI team ( CubeWerx is an industry leader in standards-based web services for geodata publishing and spatial data infrastructure portals.


Michael Gauldin has been selected as the public affairs officer for the
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). He will be responsible for media relations and helping to promote effective and strategic communications to support USGS science.

Gauldin previously served as chief of communications for the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, where he was responsible for congressional, media and public affairs.

At a special dedication event held at their head office on August 21,
Spatial, a provider of Location Intelligence, honored Dr. Roger Tomlinson for his contribution the development of Geographic Information Systems, a core technology that enables Enterprise-scaled Location Intelligence.

New Products

ThinkGeo LLC announced the release of Map Suite Pocket PC Edition 2.0, a GIS mapping control for the .NET Compact Framework that enables .NET developers to build full-featured mapping presentations for portable devices. Built on the latest .NET Compact Framework 2.0, Map Suite Pocket PC enables non-GIS developers to author mapping applications for portable computing devices such as Pocket PCs and PDAs.

Dell introduced a mobile workstation, the Dell Precision(TM) M6300, designed to free engineers, artists, developers and other professionals to run business-critical applications wherever they go with true desktop-level performance.

The Dell Precision M6300 sports some of the latest technologies - including processors, OpenGL graphics, screen resolutions and memory - to deliver exceptional performance on the go.

ORBIT Geospatial Technologies announced the release of Orbit GIS 4.2 for Windows. Orbit Geospatial Technologies presents Orbit GIS 4.2 for Windows on 32bit and 64bit machines. The Orbit GIS Desktop solution now comes with over 100 new and improved functionalities. Download a copy now

Information Builders announced the availability of a WebFOCUS integration solution for ESRI's ArcGIS Server, extending the robust reporting capabilities of its BI solution through the power of geographical information systems.

Image Matters announced the release of a free-ware version of the Integrated Mapping and Analysis Tool, or IMAT. The IMAT, originally developed for the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP), is an application suite providing GIS functionality using open standards and cutting-edge technologies with tools for discovering, viewing, analyzing and reporting on multi-source geospatial data. Image Matters' userSmarts® GX provides the IMAT with an interoperability framework to connect to multiple types and instances of OGC Web Services, including Web Mapping Services (WMS), Web Feature Services (WFS), and Web Processing Services (WPS).

Clark Labs announced the release of their Land Change Modeler software extension for ESRI's ArcGIS software.

Released in 2006 within the IDRISI Andes software, the Land Change Modeler was subsequently developed as a separate product for those individuals utilizing the ArcGIS environment.

Garmin has announced the new nüvi 700 series satellite navigation system. With the 700 series Garmin has elegantly combined advanced technology with enhancements to its user interface to ensure an intuitive and easy navigation experience. This is combined with elegant design and an integrated antenna to make it exceptionally compact and stylish. It also comes with traffic warnings to tell you of any congestion ahead and safety camera alerts for mobile as well as fixed cameras.

Proxix Solutions announced free online lookups via its CATUM Online Web service.

Insurance companies now have free access to a real-time tool that can help them identify and assess risk exposure for an individual property. CATUM Online is a Web service that combines high-precision parcel-level geocoding technology integrated with sophisticated databases to deliver accurate geographic, risk and compliance information for insurers to manage individual property and portfolio risk, analyze and validate losses, and ensure regulatory compliance.

DeLorme announced the release of the XMap® 5.2 GIS Enterprise suite, with breakthrough GPS features that put aerial imagery, recent topographic maps, and GIS layers in the palm of your hand.

This latest XMap release supports the unique Earthmate® GPS PN-20 color-screen receiver. The PN-20 delivers a unique array of data layering and display features that are indispensable for remote navigation, field data collection, and updating GIS data files.

Around The Web

Geotagging links photos to locales CNET September 4, 2007 - Attaching location data to images enables new ways to search photos, give slide shows or be a virtual tourist. For now, early adopters only need apply.

Upcoming Events

Date September 11 - 14, 2007 
Place  Newcastle University

United Kingdom 
In recent years remote sensing and photogrammetry have seen a revolution in the technology and range of products available. The focus of the 2007 annual conference will be to explore the means by which these new data sources can be exploited to their full potential. The meeting aims to encompass a broad spectrum of interests, from sensor design and advanced analytical techniques to commercial utilisation and data management. The conference will include sessions sponsored by ISPRS Working Groups I/4 (Airborne digital photogrammetric sensor systems) and IV/9 (Mapping from high resolution data).
Date : September 12 - 14, 2007
Place : INVESCO Field at Mile High

Denver, CO USA
The Rocky Mountain region's premier geospatial information and technology conference. The 20th annual GIS in the Rockies conference will be held at INVESCO Field at Mile High September 12-14, 2007
Date : September 13 - 14, 2007 
Place : Hotel Kowloon Shangri-La

Hong Kong
Location Asia 2007 is an International Conference and Exhibition in the field of positioning, navigation and timing technologies, organised by GIS Development and Co-Organised by Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Navigation and Positioning technology is an enabling utility that can markedly improve human activities. It is a key element fuelling growth in both infrastructure provision and location related business sevices. As we stand at the exciting horizon of ‘Tagged World’, there is a need to create awareness about the potential of navigation and positioning technology and
build capacity of the local industry to design and develop products to meet the future requirements.
Date : September 13 - 14, 2007
Place : One Glenlake Parkway

Suite 200, Atlanta, GA USA
This workshop is customized for each city in which it is taught.

Audience: Beginners, anyone interested in mapping their community
Date : September 13, 2007
Place : Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey

604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028 USA
PAMAP is a continuation of a long standing mapping tradition in the United States. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-(DCNR) Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey (BTGS) has, for more than a century, cooperated in the joint funding and production of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographic quadrangle maps. Now, PAMAP is part of an ambitious program of the federal government called The National Map, an effort coordinated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to provide publicly available mapping.
Date : September 15 - 18, 2007
Place : University of Central Florida

Pegasus Ballroom, Orlando, FL USA
The conference brings together governmental, non-profit, and private sector GIS users in the 10 county area to coordinate issues of common concern, encourage data sharing, and present information on current events. Pre-conference events include ESRI authorized training in ArcGIS and URISA workshops. Events include ESRI presentations and workshops, user paper presentations, map gallery exhibits, vendor exhibits, user group meetings, evening social, luncheon, raffles and prizes including lots of software giveaways.
Date : September 18 - 20, 2007
Place : Thistle Marble Arch

London, United Kingdom
Defence Imagery brings together the intelligence community within NATO and European countries to address current/future challenges and developments in the collection, exploitation, and dissemination of imagery based intelligence. Defence Imagery offers military case studies from a variety of countries and organisations including end user perspectives. The event also seeks to showcase technological progress and innovative thinking from outside defence with presentations covering disaster management, international and domestic policing, weapons proliferation monitoring, and homeland security.
Date :  September 19 - 23, 2007
Place :  Melbourne Business School

Mount Eliza, Melbourne, Australia
At the conference, results from recent research are presented and discussions about advanced work in progress take place. The conference program is established by an international and multidisciplinary program committee. Papers are selected through a rigorous review of full paper contributions by internationally renowned reviewers, based on relevance to the conference, intellectual quality, scientific significance, novelty, relation to previously published literature, and clarity of presentation
Date : September 20 - 21, 2007
Place : New Horizons Computer Learning Center

1585 Kapiolani Blvd,Suite 1000 , Honolulu, HI 96814 USA
This workshop is customized for each city in which it is taught.

Audience: Beginners, anyone interested in mapping their community
Date September 23 - 25, 2007 
Place : Philadelphia

Join IMTA (Americas) in the heart of America's most historical district. Walk the cobblestone streets and return to days of the colonies.
Date : September 23 - 27, 2007 
Place : The Madison Concourse Hotel

Madison, WI USA
The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) is an organization committed to efficient and effective government through the prudent adoption of geospatial information technologies (GIT). Members of NSGIC include senior state geographic information system (GIS) managers and coordinators. Other members include representatives from federal agencies, local government, the private sector, academia and other professional organizations.
Date : September 24 - 27, 2007 
Place : Victoria Convention Center

Victoria, Canada
The 2007 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference gathers developers and users of open source geo-spatial software from around the world to discuss new directions, exciting implementations, and growing business opportunities in the field of open source geo-spatial software. Focused on the practical "make it work, get it done" world of open source application development, this annual conference boasts a very high concentration of geo-spatial technical opinion leaders
Date : September 25 - 28, 2007 
Place :  The Peabody Hotel

Three Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201 USA
The Annual Conference is designed to provide topics of current interest to Board members and staff involved in the regulation of contractors. The conference also provides a forum for participants to interact and exchange information on licensing issues.
Date : September 25 - 27, 2007 
Place Leipzig, Germany
The annual change of venue is an important factor in the success of the INTERGEO. Running the 13. INTERGEO conference and trade fair in Leipzig gives the event an even greater international importance.
Date : September 26 - 28, 2007 
Place : Stockholm, Sweden
We welcome you to the ESRI European User Conference 2007! We are committed to making this a very special event, not just another conference. If you attend ONE conference 2007, make this the ONE!
Date : October 1 - 3, 2007 
Place : Kansas City, MO USA
The 2007 GBA Master Series Annual Conference & Training (ACT) will take place October 1-3 in Kansas City, Missouri. We're headed back to our home town this year and we're excited to show it off.
Date : October 1 - 2, 2007
Place : 219 Bray Hall, SUNY-ESF

1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210 USA
The conference has a long standing tradition of providing attendees with an opportunity to meet fellow New Yorkers active in the GIS field, exchange information and real experiences, and seek solutions to your geographic data management needs. Professional networking opportunities help you develop a network of fellow GIS users which will continue through the years. In the exhibit area, GIS vendors and consultants display the latest in GIS hardware, software, analytical techniques, and services.
Date : October 2 - 3, 2007 
Place : Missoula, MT USA
Visual Learning Systems cordially invites you to take part in the VLS Users Conference to exchange ideas and experiences related to the VLS software: Feature Analyst®, LIDAR Analyst®, and Urban Analyst™. This fourth annual event will be held October 2-3, 2007 in scenic Missoula, Montana.
Date : October 4 - 5, 2007 
Place : Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 USA
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a horizontal technology that intersects all industries. It blends the geographic sciences with information technology. This conference is for the novice to the analyst, the technologist to the executive. Disciplines of interest include:

  • Regional, municipal and county government agencies
  • Environmental resources
  • Engineering - Surveying
  • Land management
  • Information technology
  • Date : October 7 - 10, 2007 
    Place : Firesky Resort & Spa

    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    The Health GIS Conference October 7-10, 2007, in Scottsdale, Arizona, brings health and human services professionals together to share and discuss successful approaches to using geography to improve research, management, policy decisions, public health and hospital preparedness, and health care delivery.

    The ESRI Health GIS Conference provides a forum for you to examine specialized capabilities and opportunities for managing and sharing geospatial data and analysis in a GIS framework for community health programs, health care delivery, hospitals, epidemiology, disease surveillance, health research, and more.
    Date : October 8 - 11, 2007 
    Place : Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

    Nashville, TN USA
    Be part of the 2007 EGUG annual meeting October 8–11, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee, to explore how GIS serves electric and gas utilities. Discussions will examine desktop usability, spatial data management, server-based GIS, mobile solutions, and Web services.

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