January 14, 2008
2007 -- A Year in Review; 2008 - Looking Forward
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor

by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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As the presidential election season begins, the coming year promises a series of primaries, caucuses and straw polls, culminating in a general election in November. Local and regional watchdog organizations will be monitoring and reporting on the integrity of these democratic activities. Next week, Philadelphia will inaugurate a new mayor and city council. The election that ushered them into office was monitored by the Philadelphia-based
Committee of Seventy , which turned to
Avencia Incorporated , an award-winning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and software development company to help geographically record, map, and analyze election day incidents in real-time, for the first time in the 103 years of Committee of Seventy.

Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company introduced Centrus Points and Parcels data solutions for U.S. properties. Utilizing these advanced data products, businesses in a wide range of industries including financial services, insurance, real estate, telecommunications and utilities are better able to locate properties, assess risk, determine eligibility for services and manage assets.

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Thief Steals GPS Unit, Gets Busted When Police Hit 'Home' ButtonAOL News, December 31, 2007, Terrence O’Brien

Upcoming Events

Date: January 10 - 11, 2008
Place: ExecuTrain 2901 K St

Ste 450, Sacramento, USA
Participants will learn how to easily create thematic maps of their own data and display spatial trends in information.
Date: January 16 - 17, 2008
Place: ExecuTrain 9841 Airport Blvd,

Ste 524 , Los Angeles, USA
Participants will learn how to easily create thematic maps of their own data and display spatial trends in information.
Date: January 21 - 24, 2008
Place: QE II Conference Centre

Westminster, London, United Kingdom
DGI 2008 is Europe’s annual gathering of the defence geospatial intelligence community. Bringing together Heads of GeoINT, GIS, J2, C2, Imagery and Analysis, Reconnaissance, METOC, Operations and ISTAR, the conference provides a unique forum to discuss and debate the development of geospatial intelligence capabilities across the globe.
Date: January 23, 2008
Place: ExecuTrain 2005 De La Cruz Blvd,

Ste 200 , Santa Clara, USA
Participants will learn how to easily create thematic maps of their own data and display spatial trends in information.
Date: January 25, 2008
Place: University Business Center 5245 N Backer Ave,

PB 193 , Fresno, USA
Participants will learn how to easily create thematic maps of their own data and display spatial trends in information.
Date: January 31 - February 1, 2008
Place: ExecuTrain 210 Spear

San Francisco, USA
Participants will learn how to easily create thematic maps of their own data and display spatial trends in information.
Date: January 31 - February 4, 2008
Place: Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

Rancho Mirage, CA USA
The Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) is the only national association of firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. MAPPS member firms are engaged in surveying, photogrammetry, satellite and airborne remote sensing, aerial photography, hydrography, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS and GIS data collection and conversion services. Our associate members include firms that provide products and services to our member firms, as well as other firms world-wide.
Date: February 6 - 8, 2008
Place: Doubletree Hotel Sacramento

2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA USA
Join your colleagues for this year’s California Regional User Group Conference to explore the latest software solutions and industry trends. Network with GIS professionals, meet with ESRI staff, and gain real-world insight, strategies, and skills critical to your field.
Date: February 6 - 8, 2008
Place: India Expo Centre, Expo XXI

Noida, U.P., India
Map India, the most successful series of conferences on geospatial technologies held in India since 1998, is poised to enter a new period beginning 2008. As India strives to achieve the outlined goals of overall social and economic development in its 60th year of Independence, Map India too aims to take the development and penetration of geospatial information technologies to an unprecedented level, not just in India but in the entire South Asian region.
Date: February 7 - 8, 2008
Place: India Expo Centre

Greater Noida, India
LOCATION INDIA, a B2B platform in the field of Fleet Management, Navigation and Location Based Services, has been designed to provide an opportunity for the industry to come together on a single platform to discuss business, network and benefit from research, analysis and debate on critical market trends and issues.

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