Week in Review
PCI Geomatics announced that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Pathfinder Electronic Light Table (ELT) competition results listed Geomatica 9 among the top entries in this category.
In a settlement agreement signed recently, Andrew Corporation agreed to pay TruePosition $35 million and issued TruePosition warrants entitling TruePosition to purchase one million shares of Andrew's common stock at a price of $17.70 per share for a period of four years. Allen's Grayson Wireless Division's "Geometrix" cellular telephone location system, it was alleged, infringed several of TruePosition's patents.
The national mapping agency of France, Institut Géographique National (IGN France) has joined those of Great Britain, Denmark, and Belgium in a project involving Laser-Scan to advance the development of automated generalization.
Positive Systems' Principal Engineer Cody Benkelman earned a Mapping Scientist, Remote Sensing Certification from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The certification involves a test and is not to be confused with the new GISC GIS certification.
The National Children's Advocacy and Crisis Services is one of the charities that will benefit from Intergraph corporation's donation of $30,000 to non-profit groups in the Huntsville, Alabama area.
TenLinks CEO Roopinder Tara, who helped start this publication, will ride his bicycle across the United States to raise funds and establish a college scholarship that will help needy students attain a technology education. He's looking for sponsors to raise $25,000.
Trimble announced results for its fourth fiscal quarter and year ended January 2, 2004. The Company reported fourth quarter revenues of approximately $135.9 million, versus approximately $124.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2002. For 2003, revenues were $540.9 million, a 16 percent increase over 2002 revenues of $466.6 million. Company management also approved a 3-for-2 split of all outstanding shares of the Company's common stock, payable March 4, 2004 to stockholders of record on February 17, 2004.
Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, in collaboration with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), announced an Intergraph research grant opportunity for UCGIS members. The research grant is open to any member using or intending to use Intergraph's technology as the foundation for geospatial research. The Intergraph research grant will award $5,000 (U.S.) cash funding and a $50,000 software donation in recognition of an exceptional and innovative applied research proposal submitted by a UCGIS member. Details via e-mail.
Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions' Cartographic Excellence Awards Program is now accepting entries.
• Contracts and Sales
DigitalGlobe announced it has entered into an agreement with Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Native Communities Development Corporation (NCDC) to provide high-resolution satellite imagery for integration with NCDC's remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and mapping technologies in order to provide a suite of wildfire risk assessment services.
Full Circle Technologies announced that the town of Wareham, Massachusetts has signed a contract to web-enable the town's GIS by using Full Circle's web-based product, VectorEyes.
Itron Inc. announced that Central Valley Electric Cooperative (CVEC) of Artesia, New Mexico, and Carroll Electric Membership Corporation (CEMC) of Carrollton, Georgia, will implement Origin GIS software to more effectively manage their facility and asset data. Origin is a MultiSpeak compliant solution based on ESRI's ArcGIS 8.3 technology. Itron is the distributor of the software from Origin GIS.
Danish electric utility provider T3 Netservice A/S signed a major agreement with Informi GIS A/S, ESRI's distributor in Denmark, for an advanced GIS system to replace its existing utility line registration platform.
DMTI Spatial has partnered with Perly's Maps, a company that makes the Canadian Street Guides, to supply Perly's with DMTI Spatial's map data. DMTI Spatial's data will be used in Perly's Canada Road Atlas and a specialty version of that atlas, Canada Ride Guide, which was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Spectrum North Carolina, LLC a LIDAR, photogrammetry, and GIS services firm, announced the award of a contract by Hertford County, North Carolina to produce digital color orthophotography and digitally convert approximately 15,000 parcels as well as capture or convert land use, street centerline, and zoning data layers. The company also has a contract with Brunswick County, North Carolina and Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation to produce digital color orthophotography.
Forth Valley GIS, the GIS services provider to a number of local authorities in Scotland, has selected Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller software for its GIS data management requirements.
The Government Symposium on Information Sharing and Homeland Security will be held at the Royal Pacific Resort (Universal Studios) in Orlando, Florida, June 28-30, 2004. Among other things the conference looks at the integration of information and intelligence.
Norman Rokosh has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Analytical Surveys, Inc. (ASI) effective February 29, 2004, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, effective immediately, for personal and family reasons. He's been part of the company's recent restructuring.
Elton G. Smith, P.E., long-time transportation manager for the City of Tampa, has joined WilsonMiller to manage transportation services activities in the firm's Tampa office.
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