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Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

European Commission Seeks Contractor to Study Agriculture Modelling

The European Commission launched a call for tender for a study on modelling work in the field of agriculture. The Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) has been using the European Simulation Model (ESIM) as a tool for economic analyses. It is a partial equilibrium model which represents the agricultural sectors of

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Full-Color Topographic Maps Compatible for the First Time with Handheld GPS

Two of the outdoor industry’s leaders in mapping and navigation, Magellan and National Geographic, today announced an alliance that will make National Geographic’s award-winning, full-color topography maps fully compatible with handheld GPS receivers for the first time. Beginning this fall, Magellan will become the first GPS manufacturer to offer full, onscreen compatibility, usage and display

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Topcon TopPAD 7.0.1 software

A new Mobile GIS field software program — TopPAD 7.0.1 – from Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) allows users to take GIS layers into the field for verification and update. When installed on Topcon’s hand-held GMS-2 or a Topcon field controller, TopPAD can collect and update position and attribute information using customized forms.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Learn to Use the New Cadastral Editor Tools in ESRI’s ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2

Surveyors and cadastral land record managers will start learning to work with the new Cadastral Editor technology in ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2 during a complimentary Web seminar in September. Introduction to the Cadastral Editor in ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2 will air on ESRI’s Training and Education Web site at www.esri.com/lts on September 13, 2007, at

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

The OGC Announces Styled Layer Descriptor & Symbol Encoding Specifications

FORBES – The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved the OpenGIS(R) Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) Implementation Specification (a profile of the Web Map Service) and the related OpenGIS Symbology Encoding Implementation Specification. The OpenGIS(R) Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) profile of the Web Map Service Implementation Specification defines an encoding that extends

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Seoul Metropolitan Government to Exterminate Mosquitoes with GIS

MAEIL BUSINESS – Seoul Metropolitan Government is poised to introduce anti-mosquito system to exterminate mosquitoes in the city. An official from Seoul Government said on August 28, We plan to establish the DB system on major mosquito habitats that can be expressed upon the geographical information system (GIS) in order to remove mosquitoes from the city.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Intergraph Extends India Team

HINDU BUSINESS LINE – Engineering and geospatial software development company Intergraph Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corp, has expanded its team of software developers, certification teams and product support personnel in India. Full story

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Guidelines for LIFE+ Programme Call for Proposals

EOPORTAL – The European Commission has published draft application guidelines for the 2007 call for proposals under the LIFE+ programme. LIFE+, the new Financial Instrument for the Environment, entered into force in June 2007. It comprises three components: “LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity”, “LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance” and “LIFE+ Information & Communication”. GMES is explicitly

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Environmental Impact Becomes Art

San Francisco-based artist, David Maisel, has turned large-scale aerial images that show the impact of human activities into art. His show is called Black Maps and it is scheduled to appear at the National Academy of Sciences Rotunda Gallery in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 4 to Dec. 5, 2007.  The artist illustrates the complexity of

Friday, August 17th, 2007

U.S. Releases Plan for National Land Imaging Program

PRESS RELEASE — The Bush Administration today announced the release of a plan for a U.S. National Land Imaging Program. The plan will serve as the framework for continuing the collection of moderate resolution multispectral remote sensing data for the globe. The new Program would be established at the Department of the Interior and would

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