January 31, 2011
FME 2011 Addresses 2011 Spatial Data Concerns
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CARIS is introducing a revolutionary solution to the problems of converting Digital Nautical Charts (DNC's) to Electronic Nautical Charts (ENC's) and vice versa.
CARIS, with S-57 Composer 2.2, now offers a DNC Plug-in available through an optional license. The DNC Plug-in has a unique capability of automatically converting, with a first-pass success rate of 80%, DNC to ENC.
U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced the launch of CropScape, a new cropland exploring service. CropScape provides data users access to a variety of new resources and information, including the 2010 cropland data layer (CDL) just released in conjunction with CropScape.
Reporting a non-working streetlight just became easier, thanks to a new online tool launched by
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Customers noticing a streetlight that is broken or burned out can conveniently visit
www.NIPSCO.com/StreetlightOut and submit a request to have it fixed. An interactive map identifies all of the streetlights owned or maintained by NIPSCO. So, if a customer does not have the exact pole number, they still will be able to search for the streetlight by address or location.
SuperGeo Technologies aids SMAP Technologies, an electronic map supplier, in its digital map application of a wide range of fields.
Providing navigation system, LBS, Internet Map, and GIS projects for applications in various fields, SMAP has confronted some difficulties such as considerable time in managing and categorizing a large sum of data. With the adoption of SuperGIS Desktop, the enterprise can download the data from the server to SuperGIS Desktop and directly digitize or modify the maps and subsequently improve the accessibility and management of digital maps as well as the competitiveness among its counterparts.
The new self-leveling rotating laser from
Topcon Positioning System (TPS) - RL-H4C - is an addition to the popular RL-H series of rotating lasers, meeting increased demands for job site durability, range, accuracy, versatility and cost-effectiveness.
The new self-leveling rotating laser from Topcon Positioning System (TPS) - RL-H4C - sets a new industry standard for general construction lasers. (Photo: Business Wire)
Trimble introduced its next generation field device-the Trimble TSC3 controller. As part of Trimble's portfolio of Connected Site survey solutions, the new controller allows surveyors and geospatial professionals to collect, share and deliver data for improved accuracy, efficiency and productivity between the field and office.
Spatial Energy, a source for digital imagery, data management and services for the energy industry, and
Apache Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom North Sea, Australia and Argentina, announced the launch of an industry-leading environmental monitoring program to monitor assets globally using remote sensing data and services.
MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. announced the launch of eight new mapping sites built on open technology and
OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. Over the past seven months, MapQuest has launched a total of 18 country- and language-specific “open” sites in nations around the world, illustrating the true global need and benefit of open-source maps. The new sites include:
open.mapquest.com.au (British English)
open.mapquest.ie (British English)
open.mapquest.org.mx (American Latin Spanish)
open.mapquest.co.nz (British English)
open.mapquest.com.sg (British English)
Around the Web
Restaurants Reach Out to Customers With Social Media Elizabeth Olson, January 20, 2011, The New York Times
Rising Numbers of Mobile Devices Pose Security Threat: Experts at AmityJanuary 17, 2011, Business Standard
Area-aggregated assessments of perceived environmental attributes may overcome single-source bias in studies of green environments and health: results from a cross-sectional survey in southern Sweden 7th Space Interactive
Manchester Parish Council credits GIS with development January 17, 2011, The Jamaica-Gleaner.com
Interfering With Flight? Christina Negroni, January 17, 2011, The New York Times
Radar of worst flooding areas in Queensland, The Weather Channel
Country's first-ever Geospatial park to be set up in Gujarat January 19, 2011, The Times of India
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