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Monday, August 11th, 2008

Coalition of Geospatial Organizations Becomes Official

PR — The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) came into official being on August 4, 2008. Representatives of the eleven founding member organizations met at the ESRI Users’ Conference in San Diego and voted unanimously to approve a set of Rules of Operation and Procedure that brought COGO into existence. Several attended via conference call

Monday, August 11th, 2008

GE Unit Partners with Leading Wind Farm Developer in $381 Million Project

PR – GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, announced today it is partnering with ACCIONA, a world leader in wind farm development, and is investing $141 million in the Tatanka Wind Farm on the North Dakota-South Dakota border. The transaction represents the GE unit’s first wind equity investment in the Dakotas and the

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Khronos Releases OpenGL 3.0 Specifications

PR – The Khronos™ Group announced today it has released the OpenGL® 3.0 specification with strong industry support to bring significant new functionality to the open, cross-platform standard for 3D graphics acceleration. OpenGL 3.0 includes GLSL™ 1.30, a new version of the OpenGL shading language, and provides comprehensive access to the functionality of the latest

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Autodesk Announces Intent to Acquire 3D Geo

PR – Autodesk, Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of 3D Geo GmbH, a privately held maker of intelligent 3D urban models software, based in Potsdam, Germany. 3D Geo offers software and services for geo-visualization: solutions for effectively creating, analyzing, managing, and distributing large-scale geo

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Disney Research in Zurich

PR – ETH Zurich today announc ed a five-year research and development initiative with The Walt Disney Company in the United States. The Disney Research lab in Zurich will be one of only two newly-created industrial laboratories worldwide. Its mission will be to conduct basic applied research and share technical resources including geometric modelling.

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

2008/2013 Demographic Data Now Available from Spatial Insights

PR — Spatial Insights is pleased to announce the availability of the AGS Estimates & Projections 2008/2013 demographic data for the US. Newly updated with current year estimates and 5- and 10-year projections, the extensive database developed and maintained by Applied Geographic Solutions (AGS) boasts thousands of demographic attributes for both census and postal geographic

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Government of Canada Welcomes New Mapping Data on Canada’s North

PR – Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced that Canada has completed an important step in mapping Canada’s Arctic’s undersea continental shelf. Canadian representatives attending the 2008 International Geological Congress in Oslo, Norway, will present findings to the global scientific community this weekend on joint Canadian-Danish surveys about the natural extent of

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Mobiles Enter a New Dimension

RUSSIA TODAY – Japanese firm Seiko Epson is developing a screen that will make images on mobile phones appear in three dimensions. The display, due to be mass produced in two years, can create the illusion of 3D without special glasses. Read More

Friday, August 8th, 2008

NRTC Invests in GeoNav Group International

PR – Today, the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) announced its investment in the GeoNav Group International, a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services and products firm. GeoNav specializes in project management, GIS implementation, Quality Assurance, and vehicle navigation and tracking products. With its investment, NRTC has acquired on behalf of its members a 35 percent

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

The Carbon Project to Release Gaia 3.2 with Extensions API

PR — The Carbon Project announces the upcoming release of its free Gaia software, Gaia 3.2, including an open API to allow developers to modify and enhance the application.