November 15, 2010
Killer Apps with Visual Fusion 5.0
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Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) introduces its new generation of robotic total stations, the QS Series (Quick Station). The QS Series – featuring the X-TRAC 8 prism tracking technology – is designed to “provide unprecedented power and speed to dramatically enhance productivity and save time and money on every job,” said Denny Welch, senior vice president of the TPS survey business unit.

Around the Web
 



Google Claims U.S. Excluded It From Contract The New York Times November 2, 2010

Do Believe the Hype OpEd by Thomas Friedman, November 2, 2010, The New York Times




JCJC forestry students get technology lesson October 28, 2010, Hattiesburg American.com

Apple's real estate, data center plans grow October 27, 2010, MacWorld


Caxton launches independent research unit Biz Community.com, October 27, 2010




Events

 

 
Date: November 15 - 19, 2010
Place: Doubletree Hotel

Orlando, FL USA

A special Symposium of AutoCarto 2010 and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission IV, "Geodatabases and Digital Mapping". Sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS), this Symposium will include special participation from ISPRS, the International Cartographic Association (ICA), and the International Geographical Union (IGU).
Date: November 16 - 17, 2010
Place: Davidson Center for Space Exploration

Huntsville, AL USA

The Rocket City Geospatial Conference presents a wide range of key topics of local and regional interest from the Southeaster United States. Now in its fourth year, the conference draws approximately 200 geospatial professionals from state and local governments and supporting solution providers.
Date: November 17 - 18, 2010
Place: Delta St. John's

120 New Gower Street, 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 other in your community are using a geographic approach in their work
Date: November 17, 2010
Place: USA

Free webinar to learn more about the value of presenting your content or service at the hyper-local neighborhood level.  We’ll discuss how to make the business case for adding new hyper-local search and display options to your web site or mobile app.  We’ll illuminate the conversation with real use cases and show neighborhood boundaries in action within cool map displays.  Register today!


Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Date: November 17 - 18, 2010
Place: The University of Houston, Central Campus, 2nd Floor,

Calhoun, Houston, TX TX 77004 USA

Come see “real-time” applications of Geographic Information Systems  (GIS) as used in the greater Houston Region.  See over 25 exhibitor booths representing the fields of  health, planning and development, engineering, transportation, law enforcement, area government, private industry, education and more.  Keynote speaker Drew Stephens, Executive Director of the GIS Institute, will speak on the role of GIS in the emergency management of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  Speaker presentations and a map gallery are available as well, all for free admittance.
Date: November 23 - 25, 2010
Place: The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC

Cape Town, South Africa

Map Africa conferences has been striving to create a common platform for the African people where they can learn about the latest in the Geospatial domain and learn about creative applications from experiences of others. Map Africa 2010, which is the 5th Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial Technologies and Applications scheduled to be held from 23 - 25 November, 2010 at Cape Town, South Africa aims to look into many aspects of this technology. This year, GIS Development, the organiser of Map Africa has joined hands with the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs, South Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN ECA), Ethiopia and
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Kenya to co-organise this conference.
Date: November 24 - 26, 2010
Place: Cologne-Am Stadtwald

Dürener Straße 287, Cologne, 50935 Germany

It is a great pleasure to invite you to take part in the GeoFARMatics 2010 on Geo-Information and Information Management for Farms, Agribusiness and Administration, which is to be held in Cologne, Germany, from 24th-26th November 2010. This conference is being initiated by the EU funded projects FutureFarm, agriXchange and the CAPIGI-network.
Date: November 29 - December 3, 2010
Place: Tunis, Tunisia

A fifth GeoTunis session in front of distinguished scientific users of GIS and remote sensing for the most recent experiments and applications in scientific fields.


The congress will include 4 major scientific themes that address the various uses and applications of geographic information systems as well as numerous practical workshops supervised by the major international institutions active in the field.
Date: November 30 - December 1, 2010
Place: The Hague

Netherlands

 A major, two day technical conference focussing on the use of LiDAR to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, asset management and GIS applications. Alongside there is an associated international exhibition for system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies.
Date: November 30 - December 2, 2010
Place: Mandalay Bay Hotel

Las Vegas, NV USA

AU 2010 will be here before you know it, so start planning now to attend. Each year, the Autodesk University (AU) User Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas brings together thousands of Autodesk enthusiasts from around the world to learn, network, and celebrate the power of Autodesk technology and the international AU community.
Date: December 6 - 10, 2010
Place: Cascadia Conference Centre

Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago

The conference program is developed with submissions received through the Call for Presentations. Please make note of the deadline to submit abstracts, August 20.


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