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by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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James W. Sewall Company and
Forisk Consulting, LLC, are pleased to announce the release of MillVantage, an online geodatabase of current information on mills and wood-consuming bio-energy facilities. Designed to meet the needs of forest resource managers, timberland investors, and forest industry and bio-energy investors, MillVantage provides geospatial data, mapping and applications for use in locating wood products facilities and assessing wood markets in specific geographic areas of interest.

Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer
Cadcorp has announced the availability of the latest version of the Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System family of desktop, web, mobile and developer software products, Cadcorp SIS 7.0. Among the new or enhanced features to be introduced in Cadcorp SIS 7.0 are the integration of Microsoft Virtual Earth connectivity; the facility to create ‘mash-ups’ with both Google Maps and Virtual Earth; new data management facilities, including support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Spatial; new data loading and exporting plug-ins and several enhancements to the software’s rendering, raster projection, text display, and PDF export facilities.

Envista Corporation announced Envista 2009 Release 1. Among many enhancements, the new version debuts Envista “Shovel Ready” infrastructure project coordination and tracking to support the renewal efforts of municipalities, counties, highway agencies, and utilities. This important feature lets users designate these time-sensitive projects as “Shovel Ready” and enables project stakeholders to coordinate critical schedules.

Around the Web

Just Don’t Compare Kosmix to Google , by Miguel Helft, March 14, 2009, The New York Times (registration required)-- KOSMIX, a well-financed Silicon Valley start-up, is often described on blogs and news sites as a search engine that may someday rival

Expanded GIS could overtake CDM , March 17, 2009, PointCarbon - Green investment schemes could be effective testing grounds for post-Kyoto flexible mechanisms.

How to rally, by Michael Berenis, Tampa Sports Car Examiner - This article is a guide on how to safely practice rally style driving in your spare time, using a GIS County Road map report and Google Earth. Finding an off road path is sometimes a challenging event. You must find a path that your car can successfully navigate but have fun off road at the same time. Most paths in Florida a rally car can navigate.


March 23 - 26, 2009
Place: Wyndham Hotel and Palm Springs

Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA USA

Be part of the 2009 ESRI Developer Summit—the ideal resource for professionals developing on an ESRI platform. Connect with ESRI staff and software developers from around the world to explore trends, tips, and best practices for effective GIS development. Attend the 2009 Summit to access the best in spatial developer resources.
March 24 - April 8, 2009
Place: USA

See the latest features of AutoCAD with this one-hour complimentary webcast. Live Q&A will be offered at the end of the presentation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009     10:00 AM ET

Tuesday, March 24, 2009     2:00 PM ET

Wednesday, April 08, 2009  10:00 AM ET

Wednesday, April 08, 2009  12:00 PM ET

Friday, March 27, 2009         10:00 AM ET

Monday, March 30, 2009      2:00 PM ET

Thursday, April 02, 2009      2:00 PM ET

Friday, April 03, 2009           10:00 AM ET
March 25, 2009
Place: USA

Presented by Brad Mayo, Henkels & McCoy

9:15am Pacific/11:15am Central/12:15pm Eastern

March 26, 2009
Place: NC USA

The latest CAD product from SITEOPS enables users to go from a GIS map to several conceptual single pad layout options, exportable to DWG, complete with parking, in less than 30 minutes! Revisions are a snap, because SITEOPS features the powerful auto-draw tools found in SITEOPS Single Pad and Multi Pad optimization software. SITEOPS Design SP is Software-as-a-Service, which gives you the freedom to work from an internet-connected computer without software installation or waiting for upgrades.


Sign up for one of our free online CAD software webinar, March 26, 2009 at 2 PM EST

March 28 - April 1, 2009
Place: Crowne Hotel Plaza

Manama, Bahrain

GIS is "an institutional entity, reflecting an organisational structure that integrates technology with a database, expertise and continuing financial support over time."  This five day conference offers an intensive and dynamic opportunity to refine your knowledge, catch up with key industry players and share best practice lessons with your peers on the latest technologies within GIS.

March 31 - April 1, 2009
Place: Sugar Land, TX USA

The PODS Association ( announced today they are hosting a conference for the pipeline GIS industry on March 31 & April 1, 2009. This conference will be held at Fluor Enterprises in Sugar Land, Texas. Registration is free and open to anyone in the pipeline industry including energy, chemicals, water, etc.  Attendees may register for one day or both days.

April 1 - 2, 2009
Place: Ricoh Arena

Coventry, United Kingdom

GEO-9 is the UK's only dedicated geospatial trade exhibition. GEO-9 will be showcasing leading players from every aspect of the geographic information industry. From measurement and data collection through to advanced geospatial analysis, GEO-9 brings them all together at the same event.

April 2 - 3, 2009
Place: Telus Convention Centre

120 9 Avenue SE Calgary, Calgary, AB, T2G 0P3 Canada

ESRI Canada is pleased to invite you to join other GIS professionals for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear first hand how others in your community are using a geographic approach in their work.

April 5 - 8, 2009
Place: oklahoma city , OK USA

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sponsors the annual GIS for Transportation Symposium. It is a chance for persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field.

April 6 - 9, 2009
Place: Hyatt Regency Sacramento

1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 USA

The CalGIS team is currently planning for the 15th annual CalGIS conference, April 6 – 8th 2009 in Sacramento California.  This conference is intended for those who use spatial information or are in the spatial information field. It is a great conference to network with others in California and learn new techniques and skills, as well as, what innovative products are available to get the job done.

April 7 - 8, 2009
Place: BW Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

591 Wellington Road , London, Ontario, N6C 4R3 United Kingdom

ESRI Canada is pleased to invite you to join other GIS professionals for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear first hand how others in your community are using a geographic approach in their work.

April 8 - 9, 2009
Place: Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As much as 85% of the enterprise data that companies already possess has a reference to location that is considered when making critical decisions.  Location Intelligence leverages this location content to help companies unlock potential and improve business performance.

April 14 - 16, 2009
Place: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Middle East region is increasingly navigating a path for development and economic growth. The region being quite receptive to developmental setup provides adequate infrastructure and investments that holds a promising future for geospatial technologies and their applications.
April 15 - 17, 2009
Place: Altas Park-Hotel

Moscow , Russia

The International Conference Remote Sensing - the Synergy of High Technologies annually held by Sovzond becomes more and more popular in the geoinformational community. The conference is by right positioned in the calendar of the most high-profile events in this industry since this event allows summarizing the year work and shaping further prospects of ERS market development.

April 19 - 22, 2009
Place: Tampa, FL USA

GITA has been the association for geospatial applications to infrastructure for more than 30 years. Explore the latest in geospatial innovation through an extensive program of over 100 sessions, half-day seminars, and an extensive products and services exhibition at the 2009 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference April 19-22, 2009, in Tampa, Florida.
April 21 - 23, 2009
Place: Holiday Inn Convention Center

Kearney, NE USA

The Nebraska GIS Symposium is a showcase of the extensive array of geospatial data, applications, and professionals at work within the state. Learn more and hear what others are doing through a diverse range of workshops, presentations, project showcases, and exhibitors to help you get the most out of your symposium experience.

April 21 - 22, 2009
Place: Hôtel Plaza Québec

3031, boul. Laurier, Ste-Foy , Québec , G1V 2M2 France

ESRI Canada is pleased to invite you to join other GIS professionals for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear first hand how others in your community are using a geographic approach in their work.

April 23, 2009
Place: Westin Tampa Harbour Island

725 South Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL USA

The Preliminary Agenda with User Sessions Is Now Available! If you are a user, solution provider, or system integrator who depends upon Oracle's spatial technologies or are interested in learning about the world's most popular spatial database technology , make plans now to attend the 2009 Oracle Spatial User Conference. This exclusive event will be held Thursday, April 23 , immediately following GITA's 2009 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference in Tampa, Florida.

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