The Geospatial Information & Technology Association and the Open GIS Consortium are hosting the first in a series of Emerging Technology Summits. The first one, scheduled for October 24-25, 2002 at the Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston, Virginia USA covers location-based services.
GiveMePower Corporation announced an aggressive marketing promotion offering its development partners a 50% initial order discount on selected developer programs. The company is a rapidly emerging provider of desktop, mobile, and wireless computer-aided design (CAD) software and a Microsoft Mobile Solutions Partner.
ESRI announced the program for its Seventeenth Annual European Conference, which is scheduled for October 14-16, 2002. ESRI BeLux is hosting the conference at the Floreal Club Congress Centre near the city of Bruges, Belgium.
ImageLinks has been named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious Florida High Tech Corridor Technology Fast 50 program, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the state. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues from 1997-2001 (five-year period).
The Huntsville Times, via the Wall Street Journal, reports that the judge in the ongoing Intergraph vs. Intel lawsuit has asked the two companies' CEOs to a meeting today to attempt a settlement. If there is no settlement, the judge promised he'd rule next month. CEO Jim Taylor of Intergraph will attend; Intel has stated that "someone in authority" will attend.
URISA reminds potential attendees to register for the 40th Annual Conference.
On the occasion of GSDI 6, Bob Samborski, Executive Director of Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA) and Ravi Gupta, Editor of GIS@development Magazine launched the GITA proceedings on the www.GISdevelopment.net. The two organizations have agreed to make the www.GISdevelopment.net the global resource for GITA members and are working together per an agreement signed in February 2002.
The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. announced that Autodesk, Inc. has become the first Principal Plus level OGC member.
Full Circle Technologies, Inc. of Boston, MA has signed a cooperative marketing agreement with Virtual Town Hall, LLC of Portland, ME to resell Full Circle's VectorEyes GIS web mapping software to municipal government clients. In addition, Virtual Town Hall provides the hosting services and links to their web site for the data provided by their customers.
Robert M. Scaer, president of GeoDecisions, a software-independent spatial information technology company, testified on intelligent transportation systems (ITS), homeland security, and the reauthorization of the transportation bill before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on September 10, 2002. Scaer, a member of the 15-member ITS Congressional Caucus Advisory Board, presented testimony on the application and benefits of the Intelligent Road and Rail Information Server (IRRIS) in providing solutions for ITS and homeland security.
PCI Geomatics and RapidEye AG are partnering. RapidEye AG agreed to use PCI Geomatics products as the main platform for all of its geo-data processing and PCI Geomatics invested in RapidEye AG. RapidEye AG is establishing a commercial satellite-based geo-information service, focussed on insurance and food companies, farmers, national and international agencies and institutions, governments and others.
ISTAR Americas and VARGIS LLC have teamed to deliver a one-foot, natural color TrueOrtho mosaic for the entire area of Howard County, Maryland.
Under contract to the Maine Forest Service (MFS), James W. Sewall Company recently completed a second project to assess 1998 ice storm damage in Maine. At right, a section of the map.
Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions announced that three industry-leading software companies (Keigan Systems, MapText, and Safe Software) have joined the company's Team GeoMedia Program as Registered Solutions Center (RSC) members.
Municipal Software Corporation's software package CityView was awarded the Product of the Year Award from the Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Centre (VIATeC) at their annual Technology Awards banquet held on September 19, 2002.
The Corporation of the County of Simcoe (County of Simcoe) was presented with an Award of Excellence at ESRI Canada's ninth annual Regional User Conference in Mississauga. Also at the conference, Paul VanZant, President of the Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education, accepted an Award of Excellence on behalf of OAGEE for their contribution to GIS education.
DigitalGlobe announced that MAPS geosystems has partnered with DigitalGlobe to become a reseller of QuickBird satellite imagery for the Middle East and East, Central, and West Africa.
The Bentley Developer Conference will be held November 6-8, 2002, in Madrid, Spain, at the Hotel Melia Castilla. It will include a geospatial track.
The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced the U.S. Census Bureau will sponsor the second phase of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative, CIPI-2. The Request for Quotations (RFQ) for this initiative will be available on Friday, September 27.
QinetiQ and Parthus Technologies signed a collaborative licensing agreement for Parthus' NavStream 3000 GPS location platform for deployment in a number of areas including defense, telematics, transportation, and security/authentication.
The Swedish company Idevio has won the prestigious European IST prize, which is given every year to the 20 most innovative IT products. Idevio received the prize for its technology that stores and streams vector based information - RaveGeo.
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