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Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Ordnance Survey Podcast – explore

PR – Bridget Kendrick, head of the team behind Ordnance Survey’s online outdoor exploration portal – explore, talks to Paul Beauchamp about the site and how it can help people get out and about this Christmas. With almost a 1 000 routes posted so far, explore is the perfect tool for finding the inspiration to

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Announcing Volta: Web Development Using Only the Materials in the Room

Microsoft Live Labs Volta – Today, we are announcing the Volta technology preview, a developer toolset for building multi-tier web applications using existing and familiar tools, techniques and patterns. Volta’s declarative tier-splitting enables developers to postpone architectural decisions about distribution until the last possible responsible moment. Also, thanks to a shared programming model across multiple-tiers,

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Geographic Technologies Group was selected for multiple software

PR – Geographic Technologies Group® (GTG®) was selected for multiple software contracts including: Greenville, North Carolina Utilities Commission—purchased GeoBlade toolset based on ArcGIS Server technology. The City of Hallandale Beach, Florida—purchased one (1) additional seat of LGcrimes. Cabell County, West Virginia—purchased automated vehicle location (AVL) functionality for their existing LGdispatch product. Brunswick County, North Carolina—

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

WhiteStar and HPDI Integrate Oil & Gas Well Mapping Data

PR – WhiteStar Corp. and HPDI, LLC today announced that the two companies have agreed to work together to provide the oil & gas industry with the most cost-effective solution for monitoring and analyzing key well data such as location, drilling permits, well and permit statuses, and production. Through this agreement, companies have the ability

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Microsoft has acquired the UK-based company Multimap

PR – Microsoft Corp. has acquired Multimap, one of the United Kingdom’s top 100 technology companies and one of the leading online mapping services in the world. The acquisition gives Microsoft a powerful new location and mapping technology to complement existing offerings such as Virtual Earth, Live Search, Windows Live services, MSN and the aQuantive

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

40 years of ESOC now online

PR – Forty years ago, the European Space Operations Centre was formally inaugurated in Darmstadt, Germany, to provide satellite control for the European Space Research Organisation, today known as ESA. ESOC began just a decade after the 1957 start of the space age, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite. The

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Siemens names Division CEOs and Sector CFOs

PR – As planned, Siemens has named the CEOs for the 15 Divisions in the three future Sectors Industry, Energy and Healthcare. All positions were filled with internal candidates. Peter Löscher, President and CEO of Siemens AG, said: “Just as with the Sector CEOs, a careful and thorough selection process for the Divisions resulted in

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Southampton Implements Yotta DCL’s Innovative Street Mapping Solution

Southampton City Council has chosen innovative mapping technology that converts highway survey results into a standard GIS (Geographic Information System) format to help engineers to assess road conditions. The MARCHmap software from highway surveying specialist Yotta DCL will be used to extract survey data from the councils Pavement Management System (PMS); a computer system used

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

GPS-Photo Link Software Speeds Damage Assessment after California Fires

PR – The U.S. Forest Service deployed GeoSpatial Experts’ GPS-Photo Link software in the Cleveland  National Forest to speed the creation of soil burn severity maps following the devastating California wildfires in October 2007. The software enabled Forest Service personnel to complete the damage assessment more rapidly than would have otherwise been possible, so that

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

ESRI Announces Support for the Spatial Enhancements of SQL Server 2008

ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.3 software, the next scheduled release of ESRI’s ArcGIS suite, will take full advantage of the new spatial technology in the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008.  With the November SQL Server 2008 community technology preview (CTP), Microsoft Corporation is extending the use and value of spatial technology by integrating it directly within