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Trimble announced revenue of $290.1 million for its second quarter ended July 3, 2009, down approximately 23 percent from revenue of $377.8 million in the second quarter of 2008. See

New Products

The release of
GeoNetwork opensource 2.4.0 has been announced.
GeoNetwork opensource is a standards based geospatial catalog application that helps people and organizations to organize and publish their geospatial data through the web. It is currently used in numerous Spatial Data Infrastructure initiatives across the world.

ComputaMaps is pleased to announce that it recently completed a fully textured 3D City Model of Paris that is embedded in the Mobile 3D City application now available on the Apple Store.

Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc. announced the release of HyperPic.MOBILE photo management software. HyperPic.MOBILE simplifies the process of collecting and managing photos for GIS users.

EarthSoft last week released its fourth major EQuIS 5 release, EQuIS 5.4, with significant new functionality, features and modules. EQuIS 5.4 provides WQX and STORET integration for several large state government clients, a new ArcGIS Server module, and a .NET version of EQuIS for ArcGIS. Limnology and geotechnical data structure extensions are integrated into the EQuIS 5 schema from LakeWatch and DIGGS development efforts. EarthSoft clients with Maintenance Agreements will receive over a million dollars of innovation for a small fraction of the development costs. EQuIS 5.4 offers greater productivity, improved efficiencies, increased security and enhanced flexibility.

WeatherBug, provider of live, local weather information and services for consumer and professional users, announced the integration of lightning data from the WeatherBug Total Lightning Network into its GIS Data Services product. WeatherBug GIS Data Services enables clients to integrate live weather data into an existing geographical decision platform to create a comprehensive real-time GIS environment and common operating picture. WeatherBug GIS Data Services is easily integrated into ESRI platforms such as ArcGIS, ArcExplorer and ArcIMS, in addition to Google Earth, WebEOC and other OGC standard products.

Farragut Systems, Inc. announced that Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, North Carolina) has successfully implemented Farragut’s AddressOne product. AddressOne is the first and only GIS-enabled, Commercial-off-the-Shelf product for enterprise addressing.

The new release of
PTV MapServer is now available. It provides updated maps with toll tables and environmental zones which are taken into account during the routing process. The tool also includes new features for routing and logistical optimization methods. The new PTV MapServer is based on COM. It allows users to easily embed digital maps, route calculation or other geo- functionalities.

CartêGraph is pleased to announce its launch of the interactive Mobile Lab, a free, hands-on seminar series that demonstrates to attendees the power of CartêGraph’s mobile solution.

The CartêGraphmobile solution is an easy-to-use, field-ready application that is built on the Windows Mobile platform. CartêGraphmobile is tightly integrated with existing CartêGraph desktop applications, providing complementary functionality that is fully accessible on a handheld, mobile, wireless device.

Around the Web

Mom-and-Pop Operators Turn to Social Media by Claire Cain Miller, July 22, 2009, The New York Times (registration required) - Three weeks after Curtis Kimball opened his crème brûlée cart in San Francisco, he noticed a stranger among the friends in line for his desserts. How had the man discovered the cart? He had read about it on

Site Wins Fashion Fans by Letting Them Design by Claire Cain Miller, July 25, 2009, The New York Times (registration required) - Polyvore, an upstart Web site far from Fifth Avenue, offers user-generated content and ads for fashionistas.


Date: August 3 - 7, 2009
Place: Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV USA

This year’s Accela User Conference is focused on education and training to provide the knowledge and tools to help your agency realize greater efficiencies and more cost-effective delivery of services to your community, right away and on into the future.
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 4, 2009
Place: Hampton Inn at Arapahoe & Boston - just east of I-25

9231 E Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village, CO USA

WHY ATTEND?  Technical session will cover making better quality maps. Product session is on AnySite Demographic Reporting.  The Main session will focus on What's New in MapInfo Professional v10.  And you can network with local MapInfo Users!

Time:  Morning and Afternoon
Date: August 7 - 8, 2009
Place: Holiday Inn Esplanade,

Darwin, Australia

This one-day cartography course will explore the ArcGIS 9.3

software that provides new methods for managing cartographic data and storing feature symbology in the geodatabase. Students will be introduced to the new feature class representation model and learn how it can be used to store cartographic information.
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 10 - 14, 2009
Place: Caliper Corporation

Newton , MA USA

Caliper Corporation invites you to attend our Travel Demand Modeling with TransCAD training course. The course will help you to understand TransCAD and how to use it effectively and productively, with a focus on transportation planning and forecasting. The topics covered include
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

As the fields of digital mapping and geospatial analysis continue to grow, the use of 3D data is becoming more widespread.

When: Wednesday, August 12, 8:00 a.m. PST; 9:00 a.m. MST; 10:00 a.m. CST; 11:00 a.m. EST; 15:00 GMT 

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


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.
Date: August 18 - 19, 2009

You're invited to attend the 2009 AGI Users' Conference. This is the only time this year when AGI will offer such a free event. This highly technical interactive setting will allow you to
Date: August 26 - 28, 2009
Place: Newton, MA USA

Caliper Corporation invites you to attend training for Maptitude Geographic Information System for Windows. The classes will be at our training center in Newton, Massachusetts. Caliper training is the fast, cost-effective way to learn how to make the most of your Maptitude software investment.The three days of training are aimed at every type of user. The course covers skills and tools valuable to both new and experienced users of Maptitude and participants learn the fundamentals of Maptitude and related GIS concepts.
Date: August 28 - 29, 2009
Place: J N Tata Auditorium

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore , India

With almost 300 million Indians living in urban areas (in 3700 towns and cities), the country has the second largest urban population in the world and it is growing at a rapid pace of over 31 percent over the last decade due to higher employment rates in urban areas. It comprises of about 30 per cent of the total population in urban areas and contributes to over 60 per cent of the country's GDP.
Date: August 31 - September 3, 2009
Place: bcc Berliner Congress Centre

Berlin, Germany

SPIE Europe Remote Sensing Symposium welcomes you to this exciting meeting covering the fundamental optical science as well as the application of the underpinning technologies in advanced remote sensing. Together with SPIE Europe Security + Defence, SPIE Europe Remote Sensing embraces a broad cross-section of emerging technologies for remote sensing applications.
Date: September 2 - 5, 2009
Place: Baska, Krk Island, Croatia (Hrvatska)

This four-day event aims to gather GNSS experts and focuses on GNSS problems and vulnerabilities, as well as on developments aiming to improve the accuracy and reliability of GNSS.

The unique environment of Baska and its natural resources and rich history, combined with friendly hospitality will again create an inspiring atmosphere for ideas and knowledge exchange.

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