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GeoFields, Inc. announced the demonstration of a gas distribution risk modeling solution at the ESRI Electric & Gas User Group (EGUG) Conference. GeoFields will show the upcoming release of RiskFrame DIMP Modeler in the GeoFields booth #216, October 12-13, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.


UK aerial survey company
Bluesky has launched an easy-to-use property heat loss mapper to help Local Authorities view thermal data collected during airborne thermal imaging surveys. The HELIOS (Heat Loss Investigation System) web based reporting tool, developed by Manchester Geomatics, will help energy and environment teams understand the results of thermal surveys and allow cross referencing of data with other information.


China TransInfo Technology Corp.
announced that the Company's real-time traffic information mobile phone application, Palmcity Live-Traffic, is now available at China Telecom's Surfing Space AppMarket ("AppMarket").


Around the Web


View From the Bridge, October 9, 2009, Editorial, The New York Times (registration required)


Herhold: Government failures flourish in dark by Scott Herhold, October 19, 2009 - San Jose Mercury News


County GIS system to be upgraded within month, by Jeff Patrus, October 20, 2009, Roscommon County Herald-News


Location Based Services in 2014 - Part 1 , October 19, 2009, Geothought, blog by Peter Batty


Events


 

 
Date: October 28 - 29, 2009
Place: World Trade and Convention Centre

1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 2V9 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.
Date: November 2 - 5, 2009
Place: Munich , Germany

I would like to submit the eCognition User Summit 2009 taking place from November 2-5 in Munich, Germany. I would like to go to the event myelf and would like to use this resource to see if anyone else is going as well as if people have been before.
Date: November 3 - 4, 2009
Place: 120 New Gower Street, St. John's

St. John's, NL, A1C 6K4 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.
Date: November 4 - 6, 2009
Place: Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park

Tucson, AZ USA

Three days of workshops, technical demonstrations, and activities presented by national and local professionals will keep you and your staff current on the latest GIS technologies.
Date: November 4, 2009
Place: Royal Geographical Society

central London , United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce our next workshop, taking place in central London, on Wed 4 November 2009. This event will highlight the uses of mapping software, web-based platforms and geographical information
systems, in relation to all forms of research. The main talks are themed around infectious disease, including the mapping of the current 'swine flu' pandemic, and we also invite abstracts from individuals who may be involved in other forms of health or academic activity.
Date: November 4 - 6, 2009
Place: Seattle, WA USA

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2009 (ACM GIS 2009) is the seventeenth event of a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of GIS ranging from applications, user interface considerations, and visualization down
to storage management and indexing issues. This year's conference builds on last year's conference great success and on being the premier annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to this year's ACM GIS.
Date: November 5, 2009
Place: New Horizons - 1221 Lee Road

Orlando, FL 32810 USA

Audience: Beginners, anyone interested in mapping their community

Focus: This workshop is customized for each location.


This hands-on workshop focuses on teaching the fundamentals of using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for community analysis. Participants will learn to create thematic maps with Census data, Geocoding (Address mapping) and Spatial Queries. Other features of the workshop are learning to extract Census data and good map layout and design.
Date: November 5 - 6, 2009
Place: Department of Social Medicine

University of Bristol, United Kingdom

This 2 day short course provides a basic introduction to GIS, mapping and spatial analysis, and their use in health research and public health practice. Participants will gain understanding of relevant theoretical aspects of health geography and mapping, along with practical experience of using GIS software (the open source package MapWindow).
Date: November 7, 2009
Place: New Horizons - 7020 AC

Skinner Pkwy Ste 180 , Jacksonville, FL USA

Audience: Beginners, anyone interested in mapping their community

Focus: This workshop is customized for each location.


This hands-on workshop focuses on teaching the fundamentals of using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for community analysis. Participants will learn to create thematic maps with Census data, Geocoding (Address mapping) and Spatial Queries. Other features of the workshop are learning to extract Census data and good map layout and design.
Date: November 10 - 12, 2009
Place: St. Petersburg, FL USA

URISA and the NCTR are pleased to announce a new partnership to present the 2009 GIS in Transit Conference, taking place in St. Petersburg, Florida, November 10-12, 2009. You are invited to share your knowledge and ideas with your colleagues and peers. You are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration by the Conference Program Committee.
Date: November 10 - 12, 2009
Place: The Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel

Manama, Bahrain

Professionals across industries and using GIS technology are encouraged to attend this valuable forum for ESRI community members in the Middle East and North Africa.  

Date: November 14 - 19, 2009
Place: Crowne Plaza Riverwalk

San Antonio, TX USA

On November 14-19 MAPPS will partner for the sixth time with ASPRS for a joint specialty conference on "Digital Mapping: From Elevation to Information," at the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. This conference seeks to bring geospatial information professionals together for their mutual benefit and an exchange of ideas. Professionals are able to take advantage of both organizations' combined experience to apply the latest and best technology to terrain database generation.
Date: November 16 - 18, 2009
Place: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL USA

URISA and the University of South Florida’s National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) are pleased to announce a new partnership to present the 2009 GIS in Transit Conference, taking place in St. Petersburg, Florida, November 16-18, 2009.
Date: November 16 - 18, 2009
Place: Huntsville, AL USA
The Rocket City Geospatial Conference 2009 will focus on two themes:
  • Efficient Infrastructure Management
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure


  • We invite presentations on these topics that will address initiatives for both state and local government projects and their impact on the environment, military base management and commercial applications. With today's economic climate and stimulus money supporting projects for new roads, bridges, and other economic development, geospatial technology is at the forefront of helping government and its leaders become better informed to make better decisions
    Date: November 18, 2009
    Place: ADNEC

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    GIS Day Abu Dhabi 2009 will showcase to the public the GIS achievements of more than 35 organizations contributing to the Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) initiative and facilitate interaction among them. It will also include a VIP event to present the GIS related achievements and the progress of the AD-SDI initiative to class="yshortcuts" style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; cursor: pointer; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"> VIPs and top executives.
    Date: November 19 - 20, 2009
    Place: University of Houston University Center

    4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004 USA

    This event is the largest showcase of how Geographic Information Systems are used in the City of Houston and surrounding areas. For two days, business people, educators, students, and the general public are given a free access pass to products and services that encompass GIS. Since its debut 6 years ago, this event has grown steadily, achieving a prominent position in the field of GIS with public, private and governmental agencies.


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