April 11, 2011
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor

by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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New Products

Esri Press has released the fourth edition of
Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, the seminal book on planning and implementing a geographic information system (GIS). Roger Tomlinson, widely known as "the father of GIS," has updated this edition to include the latest trends in geospatial technology.

Pictometry Online™, is now enabling solar contractors to quickly, easily and accurately calculate solar exposure, panel placement, sizing, roof pitch and square footage—information that is essential for positioning panels for maximum sun exposure and energy output.

Blue Marble Geographics announces the release of the latest version of GeoCalc 6.4.5 coordinate transformation library and toolkit. One of the major enhancements of this release supports time stamped coordinate reference frames, which are critical for highly accurate mapping in areas of the earth where there is tectonic shifting and movement of the earth’s crust. GeoCalc can be used alone or it can be part of Blue Marble’s developer tool kit, GeoCore 2.0, the all in one geospatial data management development package combining Blue Marble’s most popular and powerful software development tools. Additionally GeoCalc is a great tool for augmenting Esri’s ArcGIS with
many interoperable features for adding coordinate objects and quality assurance for coordinate transformation results. Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government and military organizations.

Skyline Software Systems is pleased to announce the formal product release of Skyline’s updated SkylineGlobe product suite. On Monday, March 28th, 2010, Skyline will be publicly releasing the TerraExplorer 6 family of products, part of the SkylineGlobe product suite. TerraExplorer is a powerful, easy-to-use 3D visualization tool for exploring, analyzing, annotating and publishing photo-realistic environments. The family of products includes TerraExplorer Pro, TerraExplorer Plus and Terra Explorer Viewer all of which can be used in standalone desktop, web-integrated or custom OEM environments.

deCarta's MapSearch mobile application, which provides integrated maps, local search, and directions across a wide variety of handset platforms and countries, has hit the one million user milestone in less than two weeks after its launch on March 22.

deCarta MapSearch offers a white label alternative to Google Maps and Bing Maps. The initial release of deCarta MapSearch is in 14 countries on Opera Mini, the world's most popular mobile web browser. Subsequent releases are set to expand the deCarta MapSearch audience to a wide variety of smartphones with native and HTML5 support in over 60 countries and will add exciting new location-based services.

BAE Systems has added new capabilities to its geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) software, providing enhancements that allow customers to import high-resolution imagery from scanned film and digital airborne sensors. The company’s SOCET GXP software automates image processing to make analysts more responsive in the operational environment.

Trimble introduced the new Trimble LaserAce 1000 rangefinder, an easy-to-use handheld measurement tool combining a laser distance meter, digital inclinometer, sighting scope and Bluetooth wireless technology. The new rangefinder expands Trimble’s portfolio by seamlessly integrating with its Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection solutions.

GeoIQ released GeoIQ Connect, the first geospatial product connecting an enterprise's internal data with external data stored in the cloud. Fusing multiple data sources into one interface, GeoIQ Connect simplifies the way businesses access, analyze and visualize geospatial data, allowing them to gain a better understanding of what is impacting the bottom line.

TomTom announced the availability of the VIA Series in the United States and Canada. The new TomTom VIA navigation devices, previously announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, offer consumers a powerful navigation experience with a sleek new design, an enhanced software platform, and premium safety-enhancing features such as Intuitive Voice Recognition and Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling.

Around the Web


Date: April 10 - 14, 2011
Place: Grapevine, Dallas, TX USA

Since last year's event, we have overhauled the entire conference – the program, the presenters, the networking opportunities – everything. This effort has been in response to clear feedback from you that our conference must be contemporary, credible and comprehensive. Here is what we have done to address your concerns
Date: April 11 - 13, 2011
Place: Munich, Germany

JURSE 2011 intends to be a unique forum for urban remote sensing with respect to the Information Technology and Geoscience community. A continuously increasing amount of multiple sensory data offers opportunities to address new questions and solve existing problems more effectively in urban remote sensing.
Date: April 11 - 13, 2011
Place: Ritz Carlton Hotel

Doha, Qatar

Middle East - a region known for its world class infrastructure, great trade opportunities, multi-cultural population and willingness to adopt latest technologies is paving a path of sustainable development. In order to capitalize its available human and natural resources, it is adopting advanced technologies and applications serving various verticals. Geospatial technologies are one of the key technologies which are making remarkable contribution towards this effort. It serves as an excellent decision-making tool at various levels of governance and application domains.
Geoinformatics has been identified to be vital for improving the economic productivity of a country. Efforts are being made to provide an enabling environment for the uptake of GIT in Middle East by promoting the development of technologies such as Spatial Data Infrastructure, Enterprise GIS, Web GIS, Mapping with Earth Observation Satellites.

Date: April 13 - 15, 2011

92 Sudakovo, Domodedovo District, Moscow, Russia

You are welcome to the V Anniversary International Conference “Remote Sensing – the Synergy of High Technologies” to be held on April 13 to 15, 2011 in high-class ATLAS PARK-HOTEL near Moscow located in one of the most beautiful and comfortable places of Moscow Region, 15 minutes’ drive from Domodedovo airport (30 km from the Moscow Ring Road)
Date: April 13 - 15, 2011
Place: Munich, Germany

The EOGC2011 Conference is jointly organized by the Technical University of Munich (Germany) and the Peking University (China), University of Waterloo (Canada); co-sponsored by International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), International Cartographic Association (ICA), International Association of Geodesy (IAG), and International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE). The local host for 2011 is the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Date: April 18 - 21, 2011
Place: Houston, TX USA

This unique annual forum gives you an opportunity to gain a more competitive edge in your industry. The conference is chockfull of valuable sessions and activities that foster problem solving and advancing GIS-driven results in your business.
Date: April 19 - 21, 2011
Place: Hyatt Regency

Santa Clara, CA USA

Where is business: where people live, where they go, and where, when, and how they spend their money are now key factors in business success. From product development to distribution, marketing, and sales, location technologies help companies identify, understand, and serve their markets far more effectively than ever before.
Date: April 26 - 29, 2011
Place: Sheraton Wildhorse Pass Resort & Spa

Chandler, AZ USA

Attend Field Service 2011 and tackle the latest strategies in core service functions including mobility, workforce management, technical support and knowledge management. Additionally be sure to gain as much insight to the new areas hounding service executives all over the world including innovative developments in e-Service, CRM, Data Management, developing service leadership and effective mobile resources management.

Manufacturers: Register now for 3 days or more and receive 25% off your registration with promo code: 10723XZ965BA
Date: May 1 - 5, 2011
Place: Midwest Airlines Center

Hyatt Hotel, Milwaukee, WI USA

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, May 1 to May 5, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the ASPRS 2011 Annual Conference. The conference theme "Ride On The Geospatial Revolution" will offer an outstanding program of general and technical sessions looking to the future of the geospatial industry.
Date: May 2 - 4, 2011
Place: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Jacksonville, FL USA

Plan to join us for the 2011 ESRI Southeast Regional User Group (SERUG) Conference, taking place May 2–4 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Florida.

Be sure to check back for the 2010 conference proceedings (coming soon) to see why this SERUG event is such a valuable forum.
Date: May 9 - 13, 2011
Place: Washington, D.C., DC USA

Held annually in the Washington, D.C. area, GEOINT Community Week brings together stakeholders within the geospatial intelligence tradecraft for a week of networking, classified briefings, exhibits and learning workshops.

The week begins at the USGIF Invitational golf tournament, with proceeds going to the USGIF Scholarship Program. AGIC begins on Tuesday, delivering four days of classified sessions and presentations. On Thursday, attend presentations on emerging technologies, and walk through an exhibit hall filled with USGIF members’ current innovations. Bringing the day to a close is the GEOINT Community Week reception. Concluding the week is another installment of the

GEOINT Community Week provides valuable and unique opportunities for the GEOINT Community to experience and showcase the latest geospatial intelligence technologies and capabilities.
Date: May 9 - 11, 2011
Place: Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa

3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502 USA

The Nevada Geographic Information Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professionalism, cooperation, mutual assistance and sharing of knowledge and experience. It is committed to providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and technology as they relate to the advancement of spatial data (GIS) and technology within the State of Nevada.
Date: May 10, 2011
Place: Universidad Católica Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Aeroterra GIS, Oil & Gas presents an exhibition of products, services and solutions that target to the unique needs of the energy industry. Attendees will gain valuable information on the potential of GIS as a tool that provides instant access to information, greater efficiency and better decision-making capacity.

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