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Thursday, June 12th, 2008

RapidEye AG Signed Contract with Kongsberg Satellite Services

PR – With the ability to image up to 4 Million km² of the earth’s surface daily, RapidEye’s constellation of five satellites will download an enormous amount of data every day. To handle all of this incoming data, a seven year contract for download services has been signed between Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT) of

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Agribusiness Grows with Crop-Specific Maps

PR – Crop-specific maps, created by combining survey data and satellite images, provide a literal lay of the land for farmers and agribusinesses such as seed and fertilizer companies.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Jason-2 Satellite Targeted for Launch on 20 June

ESA – The launch of the Jason-2 ocean altimetry satellite scheduled for 15 June has been postponed. This delay is due to weather-related problems integrating the spacecraft with the Delta II launch vehicle. Another reason for the delay is slippage of NASA’s preceding GLAST launch using the same type of launcher, ground crews and set-up.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

nfrastructure Firm CIOs and CEOs Say Information Technology Could Have Greater Impact

PR — Farkas Berkowitz & Company and Bentley Systems, Incorporated today released the results of their recent survey of chief information officers (CIOs) and chief executive officers (CEOs) at leading infrastructure firms on the state of information technology (IT). The survey findings were announced and discussed at the Seventh Annual Harnessing Information Technology Workshop held

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

GeoEye RoadTracker Now Available for Overwatch Geospatial Systems Feature Analyst

PR — Overwatch Geospatial Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the integration of RoadTracker™ with its award-winning feature-extraction program, Feature Analyst®.  RoadTracker extends the ease-of-use and time-saving advantages of Feature Analyst by adding new capabilities for the many government and industry users of Overwatch Geospatial Systems’

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Pitney Bowes MapInfo Releases MapInfo Professional 9.5

PR — Pitney Bowes MapInfo, the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, today announces the release of MapInfo Professional® 9.5, the latest version of the company’s flagship application for business mapping and analysis.  The new version offers additional data editing and creation tools, supports Oracle® Database 11g and Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 and provides

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Geoinformation SA Providing ERDAS Solutions to Map Greece’s National Forests

PR – Geoinformation SA announces a new three-year collaboration with WWF Greece, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Forestry and Natural Environment and the Lab of Forest Management and Remote Sensing. This project will map the forests of Greece at a national scale, using Landsat satellite imagery acquired during the summer of 2007. For this

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

T-Mobile provides $6M to deCarta

PR — deCarta, the leading supplier of software and services for the Location-Based Services (LBS) industry, announced today that it has received a strategic investment of 6-million dollars (USD) from T-Mobile Venture Fund managed by T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom AG. T-Mobile Venture Fund joins deCarta´s existing premier investors Cardinal Venture Capital,

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Spatial and Multidimensional Visualization of Health Statistics

7th SPACE — The University of Pittsburgh has developed the Spatial OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing) Visualization and Analysis Tool (SOVAT) for performing community health assessment. SOVAT combines Geographic Information System (GIS) technology along with an advanced multidimensional data warehouse structure to facilitate analysis of large, disparate health, environmental, population, and spatial data. Read More

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

AT&T Announces $37.5 Million Contract to Deploy Global Technology Solution for NPOESS

PR — AT&T Government Solutions, a business unit of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), has been awarded a nine-year contract extension worth up to $37.5 million by Raytheon Company to build a single global network for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). NPOESS is the next-generation polar-orbiting operational environmental monitoring system for military and