November 29, 2010
Workflows and Integration Characterize ERDAS 2011 Release
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor


by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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Financial



HP
announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2010, with net revenue of $33.3 billion, up 8% from the prior-year period including a slight negative currency impact of about one percentage point.


New Products


NAVTEQ, global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, announced the launch of the next generation NAVTEQ TrafficOne, its web-based map, traffic, commuter and trip planning service widely used throughout the North American broadcast industry. New graphics such as satellite maps and hybrid views, together with new features that allow users to see only the traffic along the routes they care about, make NAVTEQ TrafficOne unique in the commute management services category.


GIS Tutorial for Humanitarian Assistance uses real-world scenarios as a practical guide for responding to crises, disasters, and relief efforts around the world. New from Esri Press, the tutorial will benefit both professionals and students as they apply geographic information system (GIS) skills and analysis to humanitarian efforts in ways that can help save lives and make the most of limited resources.


AT&T* business customers will now be able to manage their mobile resources - field employees, vehicles, inventory, and more - using Actsoft, now available directly from AT&T. The Actsoft solution utilizes the latest advances in GPS, mobile and web technologies to improve workforce productivity, better manage assets, control operating costs and mitigate risk, using various mobile devices AT&T offers for businesses.


SuccessEHS, a Birmingham-based company specializing in electronic health record (EHR / EMR) and physician practice management software systems, is pleased to announce the launch of Mobile EHR for the iPhone.


UK GIS company
GGP Systems has launched a new look website. Packed full of new features www.ggpsystems.co.uk now includes customer case studies, white papers and videos as well as product literature, company information and of course the latest news and events from the world of GIS and Gazetteer Management. The site also includes business and technical blogs, a link to follow the company on Twitter and a 'customer only' section with new product downloads and user documentation.


Farm Market iD, a provider of farm-level U.S. agricultural data, announced it has made available for commercial use previously unavailable information on more than 26,000 agricultural producers in Florida derived from local ownership records, and enhanced by GIS (geospatial information system) data and satellite imagery. Crops included in the data represent 1.7 million planted acres, and cover orange, other citrus, sugarcane and peanut production.


NAVTEQ issued their experts' rankings of the Top 10 most congested cities and freeways in North America. NAVTEQ Traffic.com will help millions of on-the-go drivers dodge the worst of the worst traffic this holiday season via real-time traffic information available online and on their mobile phones.


Vufind, Inc., a mobile social gaming and networking company, launched its first mobile app for the iPhone. The Vufind app recognizes people's interests based on their photos and videos, and then entertains and connects them with friends and businesses that share similar interests. Vufind's mobile apps and games turn the user's iPhone into a visual robot that can be used for immersive gaming experiences that blend the virtual world with the physical world through object recognition. The Vufind app is part augmented reality game based on object recognition, part visual social network and part recommendation engine based on recognizing the user's visual profile.


TatukGIS announces version 9 of its GIS Internet Server introducing features including support for 3,000 pre-defined coordinate systems with on-the-fly map reprojection and rotation, additional 3rd-party spatial database server formats such as Microsoft Spatial Server and PostGIS, and the possibility for creating WMS servers. The TatukGIS Internet Server is an ASP.NET server component with an extensive object API for the development and deployment of web-based GIS mapping applications.


The GeoInformation Group, publishers of Cities Revealed and UKMap, are pleased to announce the release of Solar Energy Mapping, a brand new product that identifies buildings potentially suitable for solar panel installation.


Using highly accurate 3D building information and mapping techniques buildings are identified and graded by the amount of sun they receive to determine their appropriateness for photovoltaic panel installation. This procedure considers each property's roof height, position, size, location and any obstructions such as trees or other buildings that may impede sunlight.


SugarCRM, the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, extends its mobile CRM leadership position with its new native iPhone application, made generally available as part of the latest enhancement to Sugar 6 - CRM made simple. Bundled with the Sugar Enterprise edition, the iPhone application will also be available for a limited time at no additional charge for users of Sugar Professional edition. The Sugar Mobile for iPhone application can be downloaded today at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Free trials of SugarCRM Professional can be launched directly from Sugar Mobile for iPhone, as well as from the SugarCRM website.


Around the Web




Pacific to promote development in GIS November 23, 2010, FBL. News


Kent to map all 1800 properties in town November 23, 2010, Waterbury Republican American




Phone Apps to Navigate Traffic November 9 2010, The New York Times




Events

 
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


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