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Monday, August 11th, 2008

German Insurance Association (GDV) Awarded Innovation Prize

PR – The German Insurance Association (GDV) has been presented with the Special Achievement in GIS Award 2008, International Insurance Category, by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). In so doing, the world market leader for GIS (geoinformation systems) has acknowledged the internationally unique concept of the GDV, represented by its ZÜRS Geo risk assessment

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Latvian State Forest Service Outfits Entire Mobile Workforce with MobileMapper CX

PR – The Latvian State Forest Service (SFS) has purchased 124 Magellan MobileMapper CX handheld GPS/GIS units.  SFS foresters will use the new units to locate forest and timber cutting boundaries.

Monday, August 11th, 2008

City of Göteborg Chooses FME Server to Power Efficient Spatial Data Exchange

PR — Safe Software, the leaders in spatial ETL (extract, transform and load) announced today that the City of Göteborg, the second-largest city in Sweden, has chosen FME Server to power the exchange of its geospatial data throughout its various departments. The project is part of an initiative in which the City and its surrounding

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