July 07, 2008
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by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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ESRI’s free application for accessing online content and capabilities has been updated with new data support, increased performance, and better map display. ArcGIS Explorer 480, which became available for download , enhances your ability to use the power of geoprocessing and geographic information system (GIS) technology to explore and analyze your world.


ArcGIS Explorer is a free, lightweight, downloadable application that you can use to access and fuse local data and imagery with a variety of 2D and 3D mapping services as well as geoprocessing services for spatial analysis.


Pictometry International Corp., a provider of georeferenced aerial image libraries, whose proprietary technology is used globally to capture oblique image libraries, has captured and delivered new aerial oblique imagery in four heavily damaged, flood-struck counties in the Midwest, all within days of the event. The image captures are part of Pictometry’s Economic Alliance Partnership (EAP), a program designed to give counties and government agencies the visual information tools they need to quickly and cost-effectively assess and manage damage assessment and rescue efforts following a federally-declared disaster.


eSpatial, a global enterprise geospatial software and technology company announced that Dublin Bus, the major public transport provider in the greater Dublin Area, Ireland, has gone live with a new Bus Stop Database system based on the eSpatial iSMART product suite. The transport company will use the system internally for the data capture, analysis, storage and maintenance of bus-stop information.


Satellite imagery provider
DigitalGlobe released CitySphere 2.0, an enhanced version of its extensive library of on-demand digital satellite imagery of the most populated global cities. CitySphere 2.0 features the addition of dozens of never-before-available views of global cosmopolitan cities such as Dubai, Seoul and Jakarta, plus city images from less developed geographic regions across Africa, South America and Asia. CitySphere 2.0 also includes integrated aerial imagery capabilities for select worldwide cities, such as San Juan and Edinburgh, where demand for surface-detail imagery is especially critical in evaluating economic development and environmental issues.


GeoSage is pleased to announce the release of new version of advanced image fusion and pan-sharpening software: DOS-based HighView (Version 3.0). This latest version is specifically designed to rapidly process a large volume of the recent generation of high-resolution satellite imagery (QuickBird and IKONOS) and the future GeoEye-1 and WorldView-2 imagery.


A fully-functional trial version is available at the


Around the Web


Think GIS helpful tool in emergencies, Frank Phillips, June 27, 2008, The Journal Review


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

Asian Games Village , Beijing, China
The Silk Road is the most famous East-West trading route in ancient times. It served not only as the conduit for goods but also as the highway for knowledge transmission between the east and the west. Nowadays, the need for timely, high-quality, long-term, global spatial information is increasing rapidly.

 
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.

 
Date: July 21 - 24, 2008
Place: Rydges Lakeside Canberra

Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia

SEGS ’08 will focus on
Maximising the Value of Geospatial Data in Government to Enhance Service Delivery and Evidence Based Policy

Learn Strategies to Overcome the Challenges of:

1 Expanding
interoperability between government departments

2 Ensuring the
amount of spatial data collected and owned by each department is maximised

3 Making sure this data is fully used to enhance
service delivery and
evidence based policy decisions


 
Date: July 21 - 25, 2008
Place: Vancouver

Canada
The theme for the GeoWeb 2008 conference is Infrastructure: Local to Global. This implies the GeoWeb has a local or community dimension as well as a global one – that the integration of local infrastructures will give rise to a global infrastructure – that global aggregators will drive the creation of local infrastructures.

 
Sanborn LIDAR seminar series
Date: July 22, 2008
Place: Hilton Garden Inn--Tyson's Corner

8301 Boone Blvd., Vienna, VA 22182 USA
Please be our guest! Sanborn would like to invite you to our first annual LiDAR Seminar Series–featuring a brief introduction into the basics of LiDAR, it's latest technological developments, and a comprehensive overview on application trends. We will also be hosting a live software demo for customizable 3D and cross section viewing.



We are very excited and are confident your attendance will bring you nothing less than a valuable, informative experience. There is no charge to attend this event and a continental breakfast will be included. I would like to announce the location and time for the last two seminar events.


The seminar in Albany NY will take place on August the 14th from 8-11 AM

 
Date: August 2 - 5, 2008
Place: San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA USA
Join more than 400 surveyors and engineers in exploring the possibilities of GIS technology. See how GIS software integrates with surveying and engineering tools to provide more complete business solutions and field processes. User presentations, access to ESRI experts, and a wide range of session topics are geared to meet the needs of all attendees, regardless of GIS experience.

 
Date: August 2 - 5, 2008
Place: Marriott Hotel & Marina

San Diego, CA USA
Meet with members of the worldwide GIS education community during this one-of-a-kind forum. Hear from your peers about ways GIS technology enhances learning and provides solutions across disciplines and around campus. Explore how to use GIS software in your field, maximizing teaching, understanding, and managing with innovative applications.

 


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