July 20, 2009
ESRI User Conference 2009 Report
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor


by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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Announcements


Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions, announced that Tele Atlas digital map data will be added to the upcoming version of ESRI StreetMap Premium. The enhanced street database works with ESRI’s ArcGIS software to provide geocoding, routing and high quality map display.


Dates for the Ninth Annual Cityworks User Conference were announced by
Azteca Systems, Inc., the provider of GIS-centric management solutions. The event will be held Monday, May 17 – Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the Dixie Conference Center in the beautiful city of St. George, Utah. Cityworks pre-conference training is available to new and existing users as well as specialized implementation training for Cityworks business partners on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. George, Utah, adjacent to the Dixie Conference Center.


The newly established GeoMentor program was jointly announced by
ESRI and the
National Geographic Society (NGS) on Monday, July 13, 2009, during the Plenary Session of ESRI's 29th annual International User Conference.


The program will enlist people who use geographic information to help educators and students better understand its numerous applications. These GeoMentors adopt a classroom or afterschool program, helping both the teacher and students comprehend the many ways geography and geographic information systems (GIS) can help us better understand the interrelatedness of objects and events in our world.


The
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. has issued a Request For Quotation and Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals for the NSG Profiles Plugweek Pilot, which will begin in August and end in October. (NSG is the National System for Geospatial Intelligence.) The sponsor, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will provide profiles of the OGC Web Map Service, Web Feature Service and Web Coverage Service Interface Standards. The RFQ/CFP is available at the following


New Products


A new software product from
ESRI MapIt combines software with services to enable businesses to create maps displaying their enterprise data. MapIt software transforms the static spreadsheet and tabular data that managers typically view into dynamic information displayed on vibrant maps.


Urban Mapping, the provider of location-rich content for interactive applications, announced advanced features for Routeserver, the company's standard-setting multi-modal routing engine that supports walk, drive, bus, train, subway and other modes of transportation. Developed with pedestrian navigation in mind, Routeserver can be ported to specific hardware and platforms, supporting true "on board" navigation. Additionally, the routing engine can be deployed for large-scale interactive publishers or as a hosted solution for rapid implementation.


Wacom’s interactive pen displays are set to revolutionize the way GIS professionals work, maximizing the recent introduction of new ArcGIS 9.4 features that will leverage the benefits of pen input technology. Wacom's pen display technology will provide ArcGIS 9.4 users with a more streamlined workflow, increased accuracy and enhanced comfort.


Aerial survey specialist
Bluesky has released what is thought to be one of the very first aerial surveys of London. A series of vertical photographs, flown during 1917 following the path of River Thames, are now available online at
www.oldaerialphotos.com. This historically significant collection also includes images of WWI trenches and war defences and images taken while the pilot, an Army Fusilier, was stationed in Russia.


Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) recently unveiled the IP-S2, a vehicle-mounted, mobile 3D precision mapping and survey system. The IP-S2 combines dual-frequency GNSS signal tracking and positioning and inertial measurement to integrate laser scanning and digital imaging.


Developers of desktop and Web applications can now deliver rich mapping and geographic information system (GIS) content with the release of
ESRI's ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF. They can combine GIS-based Web services from ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online as well as use Bing Maps geocoding, routing, and map services.


Pictometry International Corp. exhibited its 3D modeling capabilities as well as its oblique aerial imagery technologies and ESRI integrations at the ESRI User Conference.


Pictometry’s Real 3D suite of products provides multiple levels of detail featuring top quality accuracy and high resolution clarity. Pictometry’s 3D technology is second to none with photo realistic models created from oblique imagery, saving time and money. Currently used in cities and universities across the country for GIS, visualization, community planning and disaster preparedness. These models will be displayed within ESRI software to demonstrate the collaborative power of Pictometry with ESRI.


Around the Web


Bing Delivers Credibility to Microsoft by Miguel Helft, July 13, 2009, The New York Times (registration required)


Events

 

 
Date: July 27 - 31, 2009
Place: Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada

GeoWeb conferences focus exclusively on geographic information systems, the Internet, and the economic potential associated with their convergence. GeoWeb 2009 will continue the tradition of focusing on the reciprocal impact of the Web and Geographic Information as well as the ever-increasing need for collaboration in light of global economic and environmental concerns. GeoWeb 2009 is for everyone!
Date: August 4 - 6, 2009
Place: Providence, RI USA

This conference has evolved from URISA's Street Smart and Address Savvy Conference (held from 1999 to 2005). In 2006 (Nashville), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) joined URISA as a full partner in this educational program and the conference was re-named to the Geospatial Integration for Public Safety Conference.
Date: August 4 - 7, 2009
Place: Bali International Convention Center

Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, Indonesia

SEASC is a biennale event of ASEAN FLAG (ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics), supported by FIG (International Federation of Surveyors), and as well by some other international affiliated organizations
Date: August 10 - 12, 2009
Place: Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley Hotel

Raleigh, NC USA

Who Should Attend:  New, Experienced, and Interested Users of HAZUS-MH; First Responders, Local Government Decision Makers, Planners and GIS Specialists.
Date: August 12 - 14, 2009
Place: Johnson Center, George Mason University

4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22023 USA

The local organizating committee for GeoInformatics 2009 welcomes your participation in the 17th international conference on Geoinformatics for GIScience professionals. The International Conference on Geoinformatics is a well-known annual forum for Geospatial Information Science Professionals.
Date: August 12, 2009
Place: USA

SHRP 2 Safety Project S04-A: Geographic Information System (GIS) Developer/Manager for SHRP 2 Roadway Information Database Budget and Project Duration: TBD—announced 7/28

Project Manager: Charles Fay
Date: August 18 - 20, 2009
Place: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Singapore

The Asia and Pacific region is the largest developing region in the world in landmass, population and aggregate income. Its 48 countries have nearly three fifth of the worlds total population. Each country in the region abounds in rich natural capital and has comprehended the true potential of Geospatial information in leveraging this capital to its utmost economic viability.


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