March 28, 2011
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Esri's new ArcGIS Viewer for Microsoft Silverlight can now be downloaded at no cost from the
Esri Beta Community site. The viewer is a ready-to-use, configurable web mapping application built on ArcGIS API for Silverlight/WPF.
The Lincoln Police Department launched
CrimeView Dashboard into full production mode to provide its officers with a geographic information tool that will dramatically increase their awareness and responsiveness to recent crime activity.
CrimeView Dashboard is the newest Internet browser based application by
The Omega Group, Inc. that provides all levels of law enforcement personnel with an interactive display of crime incident data in both spatial and temporal visualizations.
Trimble will showcase the Trimble MX8 Mobile Spatial Imaging System at the SPAR 2011 International Conference, March 20-24, in Houston.
Each day during SPAR, an ESP Associates, P.A. vehicle showcasing the Trimble MX8 Spatial Imaging System will be available for demo rides outside the conference center.
The Trimble booth will also feature an ongoing presentation of the Trimble MX8 Spatial Imaging System.
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Eyes on Japan
Because of the concern about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami catastrophe and the subsequent threat from the nuclear power plants, GISWeekly will devote a portion of this issue to organizations that are providing technology to the relief or emergency response efforts in and around Japan.
Earthquake in Japan: Mapping the Disaster and Aftermath March 21, 2011, Center for Community Mapping – Several interactive maps available, including social media maps, Japan quake map, live footage of the devastation and nuclear impact map.
Everbridge, a leader in
incident notification systems, announced that the company delivered nearly 700 broadcasts to hundreds of thousands of people in the immediate aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami catastrophe, all while rolling out a major system upgrade. Everbridge's globally redundant infrastructure was relied upon by a large roster of global clients throughout Asia, Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States to successfully deliver critical information.
Everbridge clients reacted quickly to the natural disaster that grew from a massive earthquake into a tsunami -- and later a nuclear threat. Through the Everbridge Aware platform, numerous warnings and messages were sent using a variety of methods and communication devices. Within a matter of minutes, notifications had reached residents, employees, business continuity teams and emergency responders, empowering them to respond quickly to the unforeseen disaster.
Astrium GEO-Information Services is the sole distributor of the Formosat-2 satellite’s imagery. This high resolution satellite is the only satellite, due to its atypical orbit, capable of taking images of the same point every day. This unique ability enables the international community to follow the evolution of the Japanese earthquake disaster day by day. This is why Astrium is making its satellite imagery experts available to provide analysis reports regarding the affected areas.
These experts analyse the images from space on a daily basis, providing vital information to the emergency crews on the ground about the state of roads, bridges, buildings, nuclear and other plants. This interpreted data should assist the ground crews and emergency teams as they tackle the crisis, providing up to date information when undertaking rescue efforts, assessing the damage to infrastructure and coordinating potential evacuations.
A daily report will be produced and available for the next seven days after registering at
Because of the concern about the Libyan unrest in the Middle East, GISWeekly will devote a portion of the Top of the News section to organizations that are providing some form of technology to the relief or emergency response efforts in and around Libya.
Libya Unrest Map
Esri is serving a Libya Unrest map application that disseminates information being sent via Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. The social media layers allow for custom keyword searches. Streetmap, OpenStreetMap, satellite imagery, and topographic maps are part of the map overlay. The public Ushadihi layer shows mapped reports. Additional map layers added as data becomes available. This map can be embedded in online articles. For more information contact Jesse Theodore, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Interactive Map of How the Protests Unfolded in Libya March 21, 2011,
Government forces maintain their hold on the strategic town of Ajdabiya.
The New York Times
Libya: interactive map of the key battle zones March 21, 2011, Interactive map of the key Libyan strongholds and battle zones with yellow points to indicate rebel-held towns and cities. The Telegraph
Acquisitions, Agreements, Alliances
Professional surveyors can download the most detailed and up-to-date UK maps directly into their workflows thanks to a breakthrough partnership between
Under the agreement - the first of its kind between a hosted map provider and a major survey manufacturer - OS MasterMap data is instantly available via a tailored download from emapsite to users of Leica surveying instruments.
TomTom has been recognized at the 2011 International Esri Partner Conference (EPC) for being
Esri’s longest standing partner. TomTom (previously Tele Atlas) has been a productive long-time partner with industry giant Esri of Redlands, California.
Government of Canada announced funding in support of geomatics, a leading-edge industry that includes surveying, mapping, satellite and remote sensing and navigation. Geomatics technologies enable applications that are important in the daily lives of Canadians in such areas as natural resource management, infrastructure, defense, security and public safety, emergency management, transportation and public health.
ERDAS and data partner
Digital Globe are proud to announce another stop on the 11 World Tour in Longmont, CO on March 23, 2011.
During this event, ERDAS and DigitalGlobe will showcase the power of WorldView-2’s 8-band multispectral imagery in ERDAS 2011 products, including ERDAS IMAGINE, LPS, ERDAS APOLLO and ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS. By exploiting WorldView-2 imagery in ERDAS software, users minimize their pre-processing requirements and utilize sophisticated product capabilities to deliver intelligence and highly accurate terrain, feature and image products.
from one of the event sponsors, Leica Geosystems.
GEO-11 will take place on the 06 and 07 of April at the Holiday Inn, London, Elstree a new venue for 2011 that offers first class exhibition and conference services and deluxe accommodation and leisure facilities. In addition to the excellent facilities on offer, the new venue also provides free parking and visitors who pre-register can benefit from free refreshments, priority onsite registration and a free trial subscription to industry leading publications. Those wishing to extend their stay can add to their experience with attendance at the event’s Gala Dinner sponsored by KOREC with pre-dinner drinks sponsored by ESRI UK.
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