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Friday, July 17th, 2009

Hemisphere GPS Offers 23 New Outback eDrive Hydraulic Steering Kits

(TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS announced today that it has expanded its popular line of Outback Guidance® eDrive™ hydraulic steering installation kits. Outback eDriveTC™ GPS assisted steering system extends the functionality of the Outback S series, including Outback S™, Outback S2™, Outback Sts™, and Outback S3™.

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Hemisphere GPS Announces New Agriculture Executive

Hemisphere GPS, a designer and manufacturer of advanced GPS products, today announced the appointment of Kip Pendleton as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s newly formed Agriculture business unit. Mr. Pendleton brings over 25 years of experience in agriculture business management with both large and small agriculture companies.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

OGC Calls for Industry Input on Geospatial Fusion

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/59 ) to solicit industry input into a Fusion Standards Study to be conducted in preparation for the planned OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Testbed. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) having technology relevant to fusion.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Lincolnshire County Council Chooses Confirm® to Deliver a Single Highways Asset Management Platform

Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI), a global provider of location and communication intelligence software, data and services, today announces that Lincolnshire County Council has selected Confirm®, its leading infrastructure asset maintenance and management system, as a single platform to manage all assets which make up the Lincolnshire highways network.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Broadband Coverage Maps Give Competitive Advantage for Stimulus Package Funds

Broadband coverage maps created with geographic information system (GIS) technology are providing a competitive advantage during the funding application process for $4 billion in broadband grants and loans available through the U.S. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The maps are produced with the help of Connected Nation, a nonprofit corporation, using ArcGIS technology from ESRI.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

RapidEye Sensors Now Supported by PCI Geomatics Software

RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate their own constellation of Earth observation satellites, announced today that a new software update from PCI Geomatics supports the RapidEye sensors.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

ICA Invites Responses to Survey on Open Data Access and Intellectual Property Rights

The Open Data Access and Intellectual Property Rights (ODAIPR) Working Group of the International Cartographic Association (ICA, www.icaci.org) is conducting a survey and would appreciate input from members of the OGC community.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Topcon’s IP-S2: Combining GNSS Positioning Capabilities, Inertial Sensors

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) recently unveiled the IP-S2, a vehicle-mounted, mobile 3D precision mapping and survey system. The IP-S2 combines dual-frequency GNSS signal tracking and positioning and inertial measurement to integrate laser scanning and digital imaging.Using 3D laser scanners, LIDAR, and/or cameras, the data collected is integrated, time-stamped and geo-referenced. The customer can then quickly

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Wacom Interactive Pen Display Optimizes New GeoDesign Toolset in ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.4

Wacom®’s interactive pen displays are set to revolutionize the way GIS professionals work, maximizing the recent introduction of new ArcGIS 9.4 features that will leverage the benefits of pen input technology. Wacom’s pen display technology will provide ArcGIS 9.4 users with a more streamlined workflow, increased accuracy and enhanced comfort. Wacom is showcasing its DTZ-2100

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

S&K Technologies, Inc. Purchases Controlling Shares of TerraEchos, Inc.

S&K Technologies, Inc. (S&K) purchased controlling shares of TerraEchos, Inc. in an effort to diversify capabilities in the area of security. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.  TerraEchos, Inc. is a Montana-based company providing the Adelos™ sensor system, an advanced geospatially enabled covert intelligence and surveillance sensor system protecting high-value critical infrastructure, monitoring sensitive