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Monday, July 13th, 2009

New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Target

The New Zealand Government is working actively to secure an effective global agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. In August, as part of the United Nations climate change negotiations, the Government will state its policy on a 2020 emissions target policy and is inviting public input. The brochure sets out the challenges New Zealand faces in setting

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Deere Company Prepared To Expand Operations, Employment In Russia

On the eve of the Russia – USA Business Forum in Moscow, Deere & Company announced today that it is prepared to significantly expand its farm, forestry, and construction operations in Russia, reinforcing Deere’s long-term commitment to a market in which John Deere has had a presence for nearly 130 years.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Christmas Island Ecosystem Rescue

The Australian Government will invest $1.5 million to begin the rescue of Christmas Island’s ecosystem, including a mission to capture the last remaining pipistrelle bats for captive breeding. Releasing the interim report of the Christmas Island expert working group, Environment Minister Peter Garrett said he agreed that the island’s conservation problems are pervasive, chronic and

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Simplot and Agri-Trend form new Joint-Venture Agri Data Management Company

The J. R. Simplot Company of Boise, Idaho, and Agri-Trend Data Corp of Red Deer, AB, have created a new joint-venture company called U.S. Agri-Data Solutions LLC (USADS) to deliver their proprietary Agri-Data Solution™ Netware Platform to agricultural producers and processors in the United States.

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Timmons Group Completes Forestry Guideline Monitoring Tool for Minnesota Department of Nat Rsrcs

Timmons Group, a leader in geospatial and engineering consulting services, recently completed the development of a Forestry Guideline Monitoring Tool for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Forestry.  Timmons Group worked with DNR in 2008 to scope and define the requirements for the monitoring tool.  The tool, built on ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

David Danko Receives OGC’s Gardels Award

At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, David Danko received the OGC’s 11th annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award ( ). The Gardels Award is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions in advancing the OGC vision of complete integration of geospatial information and services into the

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

FEMA Releases Risk MAP FY09 Flood Mapping Production Plan

As part of its activities related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun the transition from Flood Map Modernization (Map Mod) to Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) in fiscal year (FY) 2009. 

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Blue Marble To Feature Batch Processing and Spatial Database Tools that Increase Customer ROI

Blue Marble Geographics ( will be exhibiting at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, CA from July 13-16, 2009.  Come and visit Booth 809 to see the latest upgrades to Blue Marble’s geodetic, coordinate and geospatial data conversion software.  Blue Marble’s solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies,

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Garmin Introduces New Chartplotters, Adding High Sensitivity

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that it has refreshed its GPSMAP® 400 and 500 series by adding a high sensitivity GPS receiver for faster satellite acquisition, an improved digital design for increased map drawing and panning speeds, and NMEA 2000 connectivity* for

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Garmin Adds High-Definition to its Open-Array Radars

Garmin International Inc., announced its next generation of open-array digital radar scanners – the GMR™ 1204/1206 xHD and the GMR 604/606 xHD – setting the standard for high-definition performance and target detection, transmitting with 12 and 6 kilowatts of power respectively.