June 23, 2008
MapInfo Professional 9.5 Released
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Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand as well as MAPdataUSA, MAPdataCanada and MAPdataWorld royalty-free GIS data sets, announces the release of Geographic Imager 2.0 for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS3. Geographic Imager 2.0 is the latest version of this powerful software that adds geospatial functionality to Adobe Photoshop.

Loopt, a social-mapping and communication service, announced that the location- based service is now available for free to BlackBerry users on the Sprint, Alltel, T-Mobile and AT&T networks. BlackBerry users can now share their location information with friends across multiple devices and carrier networks. According to a recent report from IDC, BlackBerry handsets lead the industry in smartphone sales with 44.5% of the market, largely due to the new consumer-friendly phones they now offer like the Curve and Pearl.

Latitude Geographics has released Geocortex Essentials 1.3, its market leading software for extending ESRI’s ArcGIS Server platform. Version 1.3 includes important new tools to allow GIS professionals to quickly build and deploy focused, feature-rich ArcGIS Server applications that integrate with other information technology systems.

Leica GeoMoS Version 4.0, automatic deformation monitoring software, now features the ability to gather, store, and analyze geotechnical data recorded through a Campbell Scientific datalogger. Geotechnical data is now integrated seamlessly with geodetic data in a single database for advanced deformation analysis.

A new generation of features and functionality incorporated into the latest Leica SpiderWeb version 2.2 GNSS Internet reference station data distribution software by Leica Geosystems delivers significant improvements in data usability and efficiency for both service users and service providers. Particularly exciting is software’s ability to apply full network correction information to create Virtual RINEX observation files for advanced post-processing services.

uismedia is pleased to announce MapViewSVG 7, an extension for ESRI ArcGIS Desktop. MapViewSVG offers the possibility to publish ArcMap projects fast, easy and cost-efficient on Internet/Intranet, CD or DVD. Open standards like SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), XML and ECMAScript guarantee a high cartographic quality, functionality and interactivity.

MapViewSVG supports vector based object data and image data. Attribute data are stored as XML files or in a database and are dynamically linked to the geometric data. WMS- or ArcIMS server data can be included as well. Several query functionalities allow powerful possibilities in searching attribute data and their geometries.

Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG) announces the release of GeoBlade Community Maintenance. GeoBlade Community Maintenance is ESRI compliant and operates with ArcGIS Server and pre-ArcGIS Server technologies.

GeoBlade Community Maintenance provides a user-friendly mapping interface to visualize code inspections, community projects, and other activities related to community maintenance. Users have the ability to create new code enforcement cases from the map and reassign code enforcement cases in mass. Other capabilities include mass updating code data, reassigning building permit inspections, adding locations to existing projects, and generating project letters.

Around the Web

GIS Portal Streamlines Aquaculture and Fisheries in Africa, June 10, 2008, by Jessica Wyland, Africa Geoinformation Research Network

Hamilton County to test GIS mapping system, June 12, 2008, by Rob Borders, Noblesville Daily Times

GIS integration puts Nanaimo on the Google map, June 12, 2008, by Rosie Lombardi, Intergovworld

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Date: July 3 - 11, 2008
Place: Beijing International Convention Center (BICC)

Asian Games Village , Beijing, China
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Date: July 6 - 11, 2008
Place: Boston, MA USA
Welcome to the official website for the 2008 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium to be held in Boston! IGARSS’08 will be the 28th annual symposium for GRSS and will continue the excellent tradition of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing to meet and present their latest activities.

Date: July 15 - 17, 2008
Place: Imigrantes Convention Hall

São Paulo , Brazil
GEOBrasil Summit 2008 presents new trends, products and services earmarked for integrated solutions connected with mapping, localisation, navigation, geographic localisation and analysis for management of public and private companies. Integrated events: GEOBrasil, GNSS Navis, GEO Oil & Gas and GEOCities.


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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Safdar'
    i have read this article. i want to know mapinfo 9.5 price and evaluation version if possible.

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