Week in Review
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LandMark Systems (LandMark) of Tallahassee, Florida, announced the United States Patent Office awarded LandMark a patent for its Real-Time Inventory (RTI) system. The RTI allows foresters to load existing GPS and GIS data as well as topographical maps and photos to create cruise grids and navigate to plot center. RTI then prompts the user to collect data with T-Cruise creating a data link in the field.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded former Wyoming Governor, Jim Geringer, its 2004 National Technology Champion Award. Geringer, now with ESRI, received the honor April 26 during NASCIO's 2004 Mid-year conference in Chicago.
The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) announced that Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan of India is the winner of the ISPRS Brock Gold Medal. The Medal is donated by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and is awarded for an outstanding landmark in the evolution of the photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information sciences.
The Federal Geographic Data Committee invites comments on "Guidelines for Providing Appropriate Access to Geospatial Data in Response to Security Concerns." The guidelines provide procedures to identify sensitive information content of geospatial data sets.
Timmons Group, the largest full-service civil engineering firm in central Virginia, and Astyra Corporation, a regional provider of technology integration and outsourcing solutions, announced the expansion of their multi-year partnership providing GIS and Information Technology solutions to city, county, and state governments.
Contracts and Sales
KAMPSAX India Private Limited, a subsidiary of COWI A/S, Denmark and one of the largest mapping companies worldwide, has selected INPHO's OrthoBox as the software platform for its new orthoprocessing department.
Earth Resource Mapping Ltd, through its UK reseller Infoterra Ltd., recently won a contract to supply English Nature with its advanced image serving and Web mapping technology, Image Web Server.
MapFrame Corporation announced NW Natural has selected MapFrame's FieldSmart View to equip its mobile workforce with GIS mapping data, automate redlining and routing processes, and navigation capabilities.
The Waterworks of Budapest Co. Ltd., following on from the successful introduction and operation of a workforce management solution (WFMS) at Budapest Electricity Plc- North Hungarian Electricity Supply Co., contracted with Geometria to introduce a workforce management system. The system will help the company satisfy improving coordination, central management, and work scheduling demands. Geometria and its subcontractor SAP Hungary Ltd. won the implementation following a public procurement procedure.
ESRI announced that Polish Telecom Joint Stock Company (Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.) has implemented a decision support system (DSS) with underlying GIS technology from ESRI.
Sanborn was chosen by the Franklin County Auditor's Office in Franklin County, Ohio, for a county-wide GIS update project.
Pictometry International Corp. has secured a license agreement for Bergen County, NJ to provide software and county-wide imagery.
RouteMatch Software, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide People's Transportation, a privately-held transportation company based in Dayton, OH, with RouteMatch's fully-automated scheduling and dispatching software application, RouteMatch TS.
NAVTEQ is enabling the Mio168 Pocket PC with NAVTEQ maps of North America. Developed by Taiwanese manufacturer MiTAC and marketed by Mio Technology in North America, the Mio 168 is the first Windows Mobile PDA that integrates a GPS receiver and advanced navigation software into a compact, all-in-one device.
Oracle Corp. announced it has teamed with Exor Corporation to develop enhanced linear asset management capabilities for multiple industries including transportation, local and state government, utilities, and energy. That's sort of funny since Exor stands for ex-Oracle.
MapInfo Corporation announced that the Atlanta Police Department has selected MapInfo's technology to create an interactive, Internet-based crime information source for its citizens. The new system uses MapInfo MapXtreme, MapInfo's Windows-based, Internet mapping server, to enable Atlanta-area residents to access visual data about city-wide crime statistics and patterns.
Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions announced that envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG (enviaM) is deploying Intergraph's G/Net and G/Electric, two modules of the company's next-generation G/Technology-based industry ware for utilities, to optimize work processes and automate network operation.
The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) has selected Haestad Methods' GIS-based water resources modeling solution, transient analysis software, and ClientCare services.
ObjectFX Corporation a provider of a complete Java enterprise software platform that enables organizations to more effectively optimize their assets through the development of location-based applications, is providing the company's SpatialFX solution as a standard for creating and implementing browser-based mapping applications for Union Pacific.
GeoAnalytics, Inc., a leading provider of geographic and land information systems (GIS/LIS) technology and management consulting, is assisting the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas with the design and implementation of an Enterprise GIS (E-GIS).
A new publication from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), "Urban Growth in American Cities," provides a measured, scientific view of urbanization in 16 metropolitan areas by describing spatial changes in landscape characteristics, the driving forces of urbanization, and the potential consequences and challenges of continued growth. Copies of "Urban Growth in American Cities" are available by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS and requesting USGS Circular 1252.
Bentley released MicroStation V8 2004 Edition. Driven by 10 core technologies, the new release includes support for Adobe PDF, enhanced DWG interoperability, and digital security.
DeLorme announced Blue Logger GP a Bluetooth, data-logging GPS, sold with mapping software.
Vexcel Corporation, which specializes in precision urban mapping products and services, is leveraging its remote sensing and close range photogrammetry technologies to provide geospecific 3D urban authoring capabilities - merging data collected by satellite or aerial sensors with images captured by a handheld digital camera.
LizardTech, Inc. announced the availability of the MrSID Software Development Kit (SDK) 4.0 with JPEG 2000. This new SDK enables thousands of software developers to easily include JPEG 2000, as well as MrSID wavelet imagery, into their applications using a single SDK.
IONIC announced its release of RedSpider Enterprise 3, a geospatial Java toolkit and component library for geospatially-enabled enterprise application integration. Natively based on ISOtc211 and OpenGIS standards, RedSpider Enterprise offers a complete Application Program Interface (API) that integrates over 230 interfaces and more than 300 public classes and business helpers to accelerate development work. This Geography Markup Language (GML)-intelligent API allows developers to build customized, interoperable, and spatially-enabled enterprise applications efficiently on a variety of platforms.
Cadcorp, developer of the Cadcorp SIS, announced that PostGIS support is now available in Cadcorp SIS V6.1. This is the first implementation of PostGIS by a GIS vendor, according to a press release. I've noted that open source software will likely be used in conjunction with proprietary code. Here's a perfect example.
Maporama International introduced two new products: Maporama Dealer Locator Premium Edition and Maporama Dealer Locator Advanced Edition. These solutions are primarily aimed at companies with local-to-national-sized distribution networks wishing to shorten sales cycles by guiding clients to the closest outlets. Maporama Dealer Locator can be deployed on an Internet site, an I-Mode mobile site, or a call center.
John W. Hickenlooper, Mayor of the City and County of Denver, Colorado, will present a keynote address at the 17th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference. The Conference will be October 6-8, 2004 at the Plaza at the Mart, a facility at the Denver Merchandise Mart.
GITA Australia & New Zealand's 2004 Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from August 9-11 2004.
The Smithsonian's National Zoological Park (NZP) announces a competition for fellowships for a two-week Spanish language training course in GIS and Remote Sensing, to be held between Saturday, August 28 and Thursday, September 9, 2004. The course, held at NZP's well-known Conservation and Research Center, is designed to train conservation and wildlife managers in practical applications of geospatial analysis tools.
Dave Ridderikhoff has joined the Geospatial Information Technology division of Rolta International, Inc., as a Senior Project Manager.
Jerry McCarty joins Geographic Data Technology (GDT) in Lebanon, NH as an Account Manager, Federal Markets. McCarthy comes from Titan. Mark Fiorentino has joined the company as a Technical Marketing Specialist. Fiorentino has worked in the telco GIS arena and was one of my colleagues at ESRI Boston a few years back.
Intermap Technologies named three new staff members - David Hisdal as director, Southeast Asia sales; Carol Thorpe as director, NEXTMap product promotion; and Monica Moore as director of marketing.
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