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Friday, January 11th, 2008

Infoterra awarded Catalist GISS framework agreement

PR – Infoterra Ltd, has been awarded a framework agreement under OGCbuying.solutions’ Catalist Geographical Information Services and Solutions framework (GISS), an arrangement that provides a streamlined procurement route for public sector bodies. Under the new Catalist GISS framework, Infoterra has been awarded framework agreements in the GI Mapping Services and GI data supply solutions categories.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Trimble Acquires Engineering and Construction Accessories Company

PR – Trimble announced today it has acquired privately-held Crain Enterprises, Inc. of Mound City, Illinois, in an all-cash transaction. Crain is a leading manufacturer of accessories for the geomatics, surveying, mapping, and construction industries. Financial terms were not disclosed. Crain’s product lines include tripods, bipods, leveling rods, measuring rulers, prisms, prism and GPS poles,

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

GCS Research to Provide GeoMarc Watermarking Software to USDA Foreign Agriculture Service

PR – GCS Research, a prime vendor on the ASRC Management Services (ASRC MS) Prime Vendor Contract for the USDA, has recently been awarded a contract to provide GeoMarc digital watermarking technology to the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA FAS).   GeoMarc allows the USDA FAS to embed an imperceptible digital watermark into the pixels

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

FME Donation Streamlines Data Load

PR – Safe Software announced today that its recent donation of FME, the world’s only true spatial ETL (extract, transform and load) platform, will assist the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre with critical conservation decision-making around the globe. The grant, which consists of both FME software licenses and training credits, will replace

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

ATK to Acquire Information Systems and Geospatial Businesses of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

PR – Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has negotiated definitive agreements with Canadian-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (TSX: MDA), to acquire its Information Systems and Geospatial Information Services businesses for $1.325 billion (CDN). The company expects that this acquisition will provide a higher growth and earnings profile, and be neutral to earnings

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Simon Topp Extends Yotta DCL’s GIS Expertise

PR – Simon Topp has joined  highway surveying specialist Yotta DCL as Geographical Information Systems (GIS)  Sales Consultant. Simon will provide additional consultancy to customers  requiring highway surveying solutions available from the wide range of Yotta  DCL’s services. These include coarse and detailed visual inspections (CVI and  DVI), SCANNER and the company’s innovative asset inventory

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Global Marketing Insights Awarded USGS Contract for African Remote Sensing Technology Market R

PR – The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded Global Marketing Insights, Inc. a contract to complete a market research study of the African Remote Sensing Market in aerial and satellite data technologies.   The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

BE Conference 2008 scheduled for Baltimore, Md., May 28-30

PR –  2008 features one global conference! 1. BE Conference 2008                                                  Baltimore, Maryland USA                                               May 28 – 30, 2008                                                        (Welcome Reception – May 27, 2008) Click here to sign up for BE Conference 2008 e-mail updates! 2. BE Conference 2008 – Call for presentations Deadline: January 31, 2008 – Submit your abstract! 3. BE Awards

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Scottish & Southern acquire biomass firm Slough Heat & Power for £50 million

PR – Scottish and Southern Energy plc, one of the UK’s biggest energy firms, has purchased renewable energy firm Slough, the UK’s largest dedicated biomass energy facility. Source:Energy Exec

Monday, January 7th, 2008

HOK Delivers First LEED Certified Project In Singapore

PR – The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system has been applied to the Singapore market because of HOK’s commitment and innovation in applying sustainable principles to its new office design. HOK’s Singapore office earned a Silver designation in the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) system and is the first project in Singapore to achieve