November 05, 2007
Garmin Makes a Bid for TeleAtlas
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Steven Zaroukian joins the company as the director of automotive business development in Detroit supporting North America and Asia. Stefan Engels brings more than 12 years experience as a general manager and international key account manager for PTV AG (formerly Map&Guide GmbH), Motorola, ReBASE International, Deutsche Telekom, DaimlerChrysler Services, and UPS Deutschland. Klaus Schonke joins the Company as customer program manager in the Munich office.
Organizations can now more accurately identify their most profitable customer and prospect types, including where they live, what products and services they buy, and which marketing methods they respond to by using
ESRI’s ArcGIS Business Analyst Segmentation Module. The Segmentation Module integrates with well-proven ArcGIS Business Analyst desktop software, enabling organizations to generate specialized market segmentation reports by geographic area, such as ZIP Codes and block groups.
Pictometry International Corp., leader in digital, aerial oblique imagery and measuring software systems, announced today that it launched the Pictometry Military Planner at the GEOINT 2007 Symposium.
The Pictometry Military Planner is the most advanced of a range of Pictometry 3D modeling analysis tools specially designed for military use. It rapidly creates 3D fly-through models from 2D data and uses Pictometry’s oblique images to automatically apply photo-realistic textures to the model, further enhancing the realism of the virtual scene.
Topcon Positioning System (TPS) has added a new extension compatible with ESRI’s ArcPad - Field Tools for ArcPad®.
ESRI's ArcPad software can now take full advantage of their Topcon GMS-2 hand-held receiver. With this new extension, operators can use the GMS-2 internal camera and compass and have all the convenient GPS configurations in addition to existing ArcPad functions. Any customization that a user has created in an existing copy of ArcPad can now be used on the Topcon GMS-2.
Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announces orthorectification capabilities for Thailand Earth Observation System (THEOS) images accessed in both ERDAS IMAGINE® and Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS).
This new capability allows users to display and manipulate images captured by the THEOS satellite, launching in November 2007. Funded by the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology, THEOS was developed by EADS Astrium SAS in Toulouse, France. The satellite will produce imagery with two-meter Panchromatic and 15-meter multi-spectral resolution.
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Privacy Lost: These Phones Can Find You by Laura M. Holson, October 23, 2007 - The New York Times (registration required) -- Two new questions arise, courtesy of the latest advancement in cellphone technology: Do you want your friends, family, or colleagues to know where you are at any given time? And do you want to know where they are?
Technology, the Stealthy Tattletale by Christopher Maag, October 27, 2007 The New York Times (registration required) - A technological revolution is making it possible not just to track down escaping bank robbers but to find missing things and people far more quickly and precisely than ever.
The change is powered less by new technologies than the artful combination of existing ones, mainly the Internet, cellphones and G.P.S. satellites. In some cases, the new devices linked to these systems can even detect a theft before it happens.
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