April 27, 2009
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NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, has revealed the results of a proprietary research study designed to assess the consumer impact of everyday use of navigation devices. Previous studies in this field focused more on "getting lost" scenarios versus the benefits to drivers of navigation system use during the course of their normal driving habits.
GeoEye, Inc., a premier provider of satellite, aerial and geospatial information, announced the appointment of Carl A. Alleyne to the position of vice president of engineering.
Mr. Alleyne has over 25 years of engineering experience and reports directly to the Company's chief operating officer. He is responsible for the overall direction and strategic management of all engineering activities for the Company, which is especially important as GeoEye prepares for its third-generation commercial earth-imaging satellite, GeoEye-2 slated for launch in the 2012 timeframe.
New World Systems, the leader in public sector software, has been named 2009 Business Partner of the Year by
ESRI, Inc. for the Minneapolis region. This award was presented during the 2009 ESRI Business Partner Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. March 22 - 24, 2009, in recognition of the innovative use of ESRI technology in New World's software to improve safety and operations for public safety agencies and local government organizations across the country.
3Dconnexion announced the new SpacePilot PRO. The company’s flagship 3D mouse is designed to deliver advanced control of 3D models, easier access to the power of professional 3D applications, fewer interruptions in the design workflow, and superior comfort. Specifically, the SpacePilot PRO features a new color LCD Workflow Assistant, second-generation QuickView Navigation technology, Intelligent Function keys, and an improved design for enhanced comfort and control.
Leica Geosystems’ tradition of providing unparalleled accuracy and performance continues with the introduction of the Leica TS30 high precision robotic total station. The new 0.5” Leica TS30 high precision robotic total station sets new industry standards for surveying applications by combining the highest accuracy and unmatched dynamic tracking performance.
Lorienne releases the new version of its LorikSoftware suite of cartographic programs. The redesign of LorikSoftware 2.0 is the result of more than one year of development to anticipate technologic and market changes. For this purpose LorikSoftware comes now in two ranges of programs to meet the current trends of cartography.
For cartographic production, LorikMapFactory provides a full autonomous workflow solution to create, manage and update cartographic assets up to prepress.In the GIS database publication field, LorikGISPublishing adds its high cartographic quality to the GIS information including layout, prepress or webmapping.
Both ranges cover all issues faced by the map industry:
NAVTEQ announced the availability of NAVTEQ dynamic content for portable navigation devices and automobile in-dash systems over HD Radio systems.
NAVTEQ's HD Radio format capability allows for broader, faster and more comprehensive delivery of a wide variety of dynamic content including traffic, weather and fuel prices. The high capacity of HD Radio technology allows NAVTEQ to deliver up-to-the-minute dynamic content to consumers when and where they need it most.
Electric utilities are adopting
Intergraph Smart Grid software solutions to maximize system efficiency and performance. From Intergraph G/Technology, which provides the additional technical attributes needed to build and support a Smart Grid beyond the capabilities of conventional geographic information system (GIS) platforms, to InService 8.2, which consolidates Smart Grid command-and-control operations, Intergraph integrated software solutions are at work helping electric utilities get the most out of their Smart Grid technology.
Geosoft Inc. announced the commercial availability of their Geochemistry for ArcGIS extension for ESRI's ArcGIS software. The Geochemistry for ArcGIS extension adds a powerful geochemical workflow to ArcGIS, enabling geoscientists to efficiently conduct their geochemical QA and analysis inside ESRI.
Magellan, one of the leading GPS brands, and
Intermap Technologies, a leading provider of digital maps, announced availability of pre-loaded SD cards with Topo USA (powered by AccuTerra) maps for Magellan Triton and eXplorist handheld GPS products, providing outdoor enthusiasts with advanced topographic maps and off-road points of interest.
Around the Web
Bartz lights fire under Yahoo engineers by Steven Shankland, April 21, 2009, CNET News.com--Yahoo's 5 percent layoff is going to be different this time.
So new Chief Executive Carol Bartz promised Tuesday as she
announced first-quarter financial results and described the impression she's now begun trying to make on the Internet pioneer. Instead of an across-the-board cut, Yahoo's layoff of about 675 people is intended to enable new hiring and investments in the company's bigger Internet properties.
Harris opens new office to support NGA, April 20 2009, UPI - ST. LOUIS, April 20 (UPI) -- Harris Corp. has opened a new office in St. Louis to provide support services for the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
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