February 08, 2010
Accela’s Mobile Office Drives GIS in the Field
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Skape, a new 3D city mapping service designed for architects, planners, local authorities and surveyors, was launched. Created and developed by
Infoterra, a leading provider of geographic information products and services, Skape enables users to manipulate urban landscapes online by combining high resolution 3D textured city models with 2D mapping and terrain data - a technological first.

E-SPONDER, a leader in incident management software, unveiled a new daily crime fighting application at the Microsoft Worldwide Public Safety Symposium. Working in conjunction with the Tampa Police Department, E-SPONDER leveraged their acclaimed incident management software to deliver a day-to-day solution that tracks and visualizes criminal activity, streamlines information sharing between personnel and reduces time spent manually researching crime trends.

GeoVector Corporation, inventor and developer of mobile technology linking digital information with real-world places, has announced the availability of GeoVector World Surfer 2.0 for the iPhone. World Surfer 2 provides ease of use feature enhancements to GeoVector's popular directional search and pointing application.

Rolta UK announce the release of a free Loader for OS VectorMap Local. Version 1 of this software which is released simply and quickly translates and loads OS VectorMap Local GML (Geography Markup Language) formatted data into ESRI SHP format. This software is available to download from the Rolta Europe Website at
www.rolta-europe.com A second version of this software which translates OS VectorMap Local data into MapInfo TAB format will follow shortly.

WeoGeo now supports vector files along with raster datasets. You can customize them just like you can the raster ones by clipping and transforming into new projections and file formats.

Around the Web

Google Puts New Focus on Outside Research by Steve Lohr, Feb. 1, 2010, The New York Times (registration required)

With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday Brad Stone and Stephanie Clifford, January 24, 2010, The New York Times (registration required)

With a click, Mass. team aiding Haiti by Hiawatha Bray, Jan. 24, 2010, Boston.com

2010 census forms to be mailed soon New form shortest and simplest in Census history. January 10, 2010 By Gabriel Khouli, CovNews.com

Out of Africa all the way to Seaside (PHOTOS) Deborah Wheeler, January 9, 2010, The Walton Sun



Date: February 8 - 10, 2010
Place: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

The Woodlands, Houston, TX USA

SPAR 2010 is all about the business and technology of capturing, managing and integrating 3D information. We search the world for the smartest, most experienced people we can find to exchange information and share their fresh ideas, new technologies, and inspired work processes with our conference attendees.
Date: February 15 - 18, 2010
Place: Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to the The 3GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world’s leading mobile communications conference, Fira and exhibition. Held annually since 1994, the event has attracted over 70,000 visitors from 175 countries, more than 1500 exhibitors and 2000 media and press representatives. The 3GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona promises to continue its dominance of the industry calendar as a crucial week of networking and learning.
Date: February 17 - 19, 2010
Place: Washington, DC USA

Professionals across government organizations are invited to the ESRI FedUC, the ultimate resource for making better decisions using the geographic approach.
Date: February 21 - 24, 2010
Place: JW Marriott

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

After having researched with our past attendees and over 116 professionals, IIR Middle East have developed this year’s pan-industry programme:
GIS WORLD 2010 will address burning issues that are relevant and current to GIS practitioners world wide: lack of geospatial understanding, challenges with executive buy-in, data sharing policies, lack of funding, data maintenance and emergency management.

Date: February 22 - 24, 2010
Place: Houston, TX USA

Oil and gas professionals will take away ideas and tools useful immediately. See how to widen the scope of your GIS investment.
Date: February 22 - 25, 2010
Place: ESRI

Redlands, CA USA

Join us for Redlands GIS Week, an annual series of events bringing together thought leaders from academia, government, and industry to advance the science and application of geospatial technologies. Events will feature keynote presentations, lightning talks, and workshops, as well as opportunities for informal brainstorming with leading geospatial thinkers and implementers.
Date: February 24 - 25, 2010
Place: The Grosvenor

London, United Kingdom

AIE2010 is designed to find a solution to the increasing military imagery exploitation and dissemination challenges. The agenda is tailored by international armed forces to help industry understand how technology needs to blend with current and future operational requirements.
Date: March 3 - 5, 2010
Place: Hyatt Regency

Denver , USA

ILMF 2010 will be held from March 3 – 5, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver at Colorado Convention Center. The tenth in the series that has long established itself as the premier LiDAR event attracting professionals from around the world with one focused objective of sharing information on LiDAR technology and services.
Date: March 3 - 5, 2010
Place: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


USGIF, NOAA and the Department of Commerce have partnered to bring international business and government leaders together to explore the current issues facing this important community.

The 2010 International Commercial Remote Sensing Symposium (ICRSS) will bring attendees two and a half days of discussions on the issues affecting the international commercial remote sensing community such as perspectives from the user community; industry providers and capabilities; and export control, licensing and policy concerns.
Date: March 9, 2010
Place: USA

Reliance on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is expanding into industries such as natural resource management, environmental planning, homeland security, defense and intelligence, marketing, telecommunications, economic development, transportation, law enforcement, and public health and other health care industries.

Join us at our online information session to learn more about how you can earn a certificate in Geographic Information Systems completely online. During the info session you will get to learn more about the certificate and ask questions.

Please RSVP online here:

Time: 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. EST

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