Intergraph announced that it has signed an agreement with the Carl Zeiss Group to acquire its minority interest in Z/I Imaging, making the earth imaging company a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph. Z/I Imaging, formerly a joint venture between Zeiss and Intergraph, is an earth imaging industry, offering solutions for the acquisition, exploitation, management and distribution of imagery.
Governor Bill Owens of Colorado has proclaimed October 7-11 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Week in Colorado.
The latest webcast in GITA's 2002 series is GIS and the Small Utility on October 23.
GeoSolution (Alpharetta, Georgia, USA) is the newest Leica Geosystems GPS distributor in the southeastern United States.
Information Builders and ESRI have entered into an agreement to co-market their successful business intelligence and GIS mapping software products.
ESRI has introduced an online Undergraduate Research Guide.
QuickSpace, a leading provider of online real estate marketing tools, and Pixxures, Inc., the world's largest provider of online mapping services, today announced an exclusive strategic partnership that will increase the accessibility of aerial photography, satellite imagery, and mapping information to real estate professionals.
Directions Magazine launched "MapMart on Directions," an online store for purchasing maps and digital geographic data.
Analytical Surveys, Inc. (ASI) announced that shareholders have approved a one-for-ten reverse split of the Company's common stock, effective Oct 2. In conjunction with the reverse split, ASI's stock will trade under the ticker symbol "ANLTD" for 20 trading days, at which point it will revert back to the former symbol "ANLT."
Bayfield County, Wisconsin, and Benchmark GIS announced the deployment of MapViewer, a land records public access web mapping application built using the University of Minnesota's open-source MapServer development environment.
David Schell, president of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc., (OGC) was nominated by GITA and named a recipient of CIO Magazine's 20/20 Vision award.
The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that a Request for Quotations (RFQ)/Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Geospatial One-Stop Transportation Pilot (GOS-TP) Initiative and Demonstration.
Analysts at GartnerG2 report that it will take at least two years before there is widespread acceptance of the in-dash communications/location systems.
Cadcorp appeared in position 83 of this year's Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 listing with a percentage annual sales growth of 62.84%. Cadcorp is the only PC mapping software developer listed.
KOREM announced GEObroadcasting 2002, which will be held from December 3rd to December 5th, 2002 at the Château Frontenac in Québec City. This annual conference is dedicated to exploring the potential of Web-mapping applications and the showcasing of MapInfo products.
ESRI and Geographic Data Technology (GDT) are sponsoring a seminar October 10, 2002, in New York City that will detail the benefits of using a GIS for post-September 11 risk analysis.
Internet Pictures Corporation, a company providing mission-critical imaging solutions, announced the formation of iPIX International, a joint venture between iPIX and Soroof International, a Saudi Arabia-based corporation. The new company will be the exclusive distributor for iPIX Immersive still products, including the iPIX GPS Mapping System, outside of North America and Asia. iPIX technology delivers full 360-degree by 360-degree ("Virtual Tour") imaging.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) was presented with an Award of Excellence at ESRI Canada's annual ESRI Regional User Conference in Kelowna.
LaserFiche Document Imaging has become a strategic business partner of ESRI.
A record total of 588 people attended GITA's 11th Annual GIS for Oil & Gas Conference Sept. 23-25, in Houston. Last year's GIS for Oil & Gas Conference was cancelled soon after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Geographic Data Technology, Inc. and Telcontar, provider of a software platform for location-based services (LBS) announced a strategic partnership. Both GDT and Telcontar will participate in product development efforts designed to increase compatibility between Telcontar's software tools and GDT's street network products. The two companies will also demonstrate a joint software and data solution to prospective customers and will participate in joint sales and marketing activities.
A new 12,000-square foot, $1.5-million high-tech incubator in the 300-acre Center for Applied Research & Technology at Central Michigan University (CART) in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, offers flexible lease options for emerging start-up companies, plus access to a powerful IBM supercomputer, high-speed Internet connections and state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS) and data mining technologies.
The U.S. Border Patrol project, "GIS as a Border Enforcement Tool", was recognized as 2002 Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement finalist. The award is presented by The International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Leica Geosystems has announced the appointment of Spatial Technologies Inc. as its GPS dealer for Southern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan. Leica Geosystems' subsidiary CYRA Technologies Inc. has also named Spatial Technologies as a dealer of the CYRAX 2500 laser scanner and software in Western Canada.
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