March 03, 2008
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Photo Science President, G. Michael Ritchie, PE, PLS, PSM, CP has been appointed for a two-year term to the newly formed National Geospatial Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee was established by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Federal Geographic Data Committee as an advisory board under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is comprised of geospatial experts from the government, private sector, and academic arenas.
Bradley L. Mallory has been appointed president, chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of
Michael Baker Corporation, effective February 21, 2008.
Mallory, 55, will succeed Richard L. Shaw, who is retiring as chief executive officer after having served in that position since September 2006. Shaw will remain chairman of the Board as well as chairman of the Board's Executive Committee.
Mallory has been chief operating officer of Baker since October 2007. He has realigned the company's Engineering business segment in order to make it more efficient and focused on the clients and markets that Baker serves. In addition, he has put in place a business strategy for Engineering aimed at achieving organic and acquisition growth, as well as improved profitability.
Spatial Insights offers accurate and current US postal geography from its newest strategic partner, GBBIS. GBBIS has applied its proven technology and expertise to creating ZIP Code boundaries, ZIP+4 centroids, and carrier route boundaries that are compatible with all desktop mapping and GIS systems. All the postal data offered are updated monthly to the highest US Postal Services standards and have been aligned to the NAVTEQ street data for both accurate and easy-to-use map presentation. In addition to monthly updates, quarterly, semi-annual and annual updates are also available.
ESi(R), the global crisis information management solutions provider, announced the release of WebEOC(R) 7, the latest version in its product suite of emergency communications software. Equipped with new powerful technology tools, WebEOC 7 offers users an upgraded level of interoperability and functionality to better prepare and respond to any event or emergency situation.
Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announced the release of RedSpider Enterprise 3.5.2. With numerous enhancements, RedSpider Enterprise has increased its compliance with the Open Geospatial Consortium and International Organization for Standardization (OGC/ISO) standards.
RedSpider Enterprise 3.5.2 empowers users to build customized geospatial web applications. With an enhanced user interface, organizations may easily create more intuitive and versatile applications. In addition, new security features provide seamless protection for business applications.
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) regularly announces field control software updates and enhancements. The unveiling of TopSURV 7 is different.
Topcon’s all-new, problem-solving software package utilizes a unique, large graphical and intuitive user interface. TopSURV 7 features map view data collection, graphical stakeout, conveniently stores configurations and is available for Windows PC or CE Mobile systems.
Around the Web
Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System Provides Mission Critical Mapping Capabilities for 911 Call Centers PR Web Newswire, February 21, 2008 - Police and law enforcement dispatch centers benefit from improved Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allowing for quicker response time during 911 emergencies
USGIF accredits first geospatial programs GCN Tech Briefs, February 21, 2008 - Geospatial intelligence is getting more respect. The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), a nonprofit corporation, has granted accreditation to three geospatial intelligence programs — those at the University of Missouri at Columbia, Penn State University and George Mason University.
More on Maps, Collaboration & some pretty pictures LibraryTechNZ blog
Humboldt County Planning Department Gives Public Fast Access To Land-Use And Zoning Information Logistics Online, February 22, 2008
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