The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites responses to a Call for Participation/Request for Quotation (RFP/RFQ) for OGC Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Phase 1 (CIPI-1). CIPI takes a new approach to help organizations publish, discover, access, exchange, and maintain vital geo-spatial information and online geoprocessing services required to support critical infrastructure protection. Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions announced support of CIPI. As a Strategic Member of OGC, Intergraph will work closely with the organization as Phase I begins.
The Mars Society used ER Mapper 6.3 on an expedition to the Haughton Impact Crater to generate geological and biological field data as part of a 2-week Martian fieldwork simulation.
URISA has announced its ESIG (Exemplary Systems in Government) winners for this year: Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) - World Trade Center Disaster Response - GPS Recovery System and MetroGIS Data Initiative (MN).
Televoke Inc., a telematics software company, announced service in Mexico. It's the result of integrating location-based services from Maptuit Corporation and Mexico mapping data from Geoscape International, Inc. Televoke customers can now track vehicles as they travel within and between the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as when crossing borders.
Maporama, a provider of online location-centric applications, announced the availability of detailed street-level maps of South American cities.
ImageLinks, Inc., a developer of satellite remote sensing technology based on open source software, announced it has joined the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) as a corporate sponsor.
As part of the Maine Large Whale Take Reduction Plan, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) launched a new Internet mapping site to track whale sightings in Maine waters. The website, developed by Northern Geomantics of Hallowell, Maine, uses the latest Internet Mapping System (IMS) technology to display historical and current whale sightings on a detailed, interactive map.
The International Symposium on "Space Information-Technologies, Acquisition, Processing and Effective Application" will be held November 7-8, 2002, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The International LIDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) will hold its annual meeting at Chateau Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, 27 & 28 January 2003. The meeting is devoted to the LiDAR mapping industry. The ILMF invites interested parties to submit presentation outlines for inclusion in the technical program.
MapIndia will take place January 28 - 31, 2003 at the Hotel InterContinental, New Delhi, India. Theme of Map India 2003 is "g-Readiness," the status of geographic information generation, availability, accessibility, policy framework, and utilization by organizations and citizens. The call for papers is available.
The municipal authorities of Bietigheim-Bissingen (SW.BB) have upgraded their analog plans to the SICAD-UT network information system. As part of a package based on this standard application for the supply sector, SW.BB also purchased the ALK base data.
MapInfo Corporation announced it has joined ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development), the global insurance technology standards body. By joining ACORD, MapInfo will ensure that its location-based intelligence solutions, used by insurance carriers for enhanced risk assessment, sales force automation and call center support, will comply with all the industry's current and future technology standards.
The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) released a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the Conformance and Interoperability Test and Evaluation (CITE) Initiative. The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) are sponsoring the initiative to advance conformance testing within the consortium.
LAND INFO International, LLC, a producer of international geospatial mapping data, has made a donation to Technology For All-Colorado (TFAC), an initiative creating educational and economic opportunities for disadvantaged people through access to technology. The organization is part of The Jared Polis Foundation, a non-profit serving Colorado's educational community. "As part of our Education Outreach Program, LAND INFO gave several computers, monitors, and accessories," explained Kevin Kuluvar, General Manager of LAND INFO.
Eastman Kodak Company's Commercial and Government Systems (C&GS;) unit announced it has signed an agreement with Boston-based Syncline to become a value added reseller of Kodak Citipix aerial imagery. Syncline offers a full range of web-based GIS mapping solutions for businesses and government organizations, including MapCiti, its fully automated e-government mapping service. Under the terms of the agreement, Syncline will market and sell Kodak Citipix aerial imagery and have rights to develop other products derived from the imagery.
The GeoInformation Group a UK supplier of geographic information announces GeoDATA 2003 a series of seminars showcasing geographic data and its application in business. The events will run in three cities; London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh, in February 2003. Attendees and those wishing to exhibit are encouraged to visit the website, where information will be available at a later date.
Atlantic Air Survey Ltd., a geographic information technology firm, has reported efficiency gains of at least 20% in their data editing and collection process using Boeing Autometric software with technology from IDELIX. The case study is available for download.
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