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Friday, February 13th, 2009

SMOS at Thales Alenia Space ESA’s Water Mission on Track for Launch

PR – Following word from Eurockot that launch of the Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can take place between July and October this year, ESA, CNES and the prime contractor Thales Alenia Space are now making detailed preparations for the last crucial steps before ESA’s water mission is placed in orbit.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Intergraph Opens Nominations for 2009 Carl Pulfrich Award

PR – Intergraph is now accepting nominations for its biennial Carl Pulfrich Award to recognize significant design and manufacturing contributions to the industries of photogrammetry, remote sensing and earth imaging.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

IDRISI Taiga Now Shipping!

PR – Clark Labs is pleased to announce that the 16th version of its flagship IDRISI GIS and Image Processing system is now shipping. Among the major new features of the Taiga Edition are the Earth Trends Modeler and a suite of segment-based image classification tools.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Océ Maps out Service Improvements with Masternaut Satellite Tracking

PR – Océ has boosted its field service productivity with satellite tracking over the web.  The global printing and document management company successfully completed a trial of a Masternaut Three X vehicle tracking service, achieving a significant return on their investment with 15% increased productivity and improved customer service.  The Masternaut Three X solution –

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Leica Geosystems Partners with Maptek for Long Range, Mine Scanning Products

PR – Leica Geosystems’ Spatial Solutions Division, which includes HDS™ terrestrial laser scanning products, has selected Maptek, a leading mining technology developer, to supply a long range laser scanner and associated mine scanning software to be sold under the Leica Geosystems brand.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Siemens to Supply Signaling Systems for Intercity Mass transit System in China

PR – A consortium comprising Siemens Mobility and the Chinese company Beijing Huatie Information Technology Development Corporation has been awarded a contract by Guangdong Guangfo Inter-City Co. Ltd (GFGS) for the supply of signaling systems for the Guang-Fo Line (from Guangzhou to Foshan).

Friday, February 13th, 2009

VELCO Electric Transmission Company Develops GIS-based Vegetation Management Program

PR – Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has developed a vegetation management program that is saving the utility hours of work and significantly improving the accuracy of treatment on its 12,000 acres of rights-of-way. VELCO is a statewide, transmission-only company that maintains 660 miles of electric line through the Green Mountain State.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Australia – Google Earth Training Courses

PR – For the first time, NGIS Australia is partnering with the Spatial Sciences Institute to offer training courses in Google Earth.

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Arup Achieves 500 Percent ROI on Melbourne Stadium Project Using Bentley’s Generative Components

PR – Arup, the global design, engineering, and consulting firm, won a 2008 Be Award of Excellence in the “Innovation in Commercial or Residential Building” category for the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium project. The $268 million project is featured in the new publication “The Year in Infrastructure 2008,” available online from Bentley Systems, the leading company

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Stadtwerke Essen Joins Bentley’s Municipal License Subscription Program

PR – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that Stadtwerke Essen, a German multi-utility that supplies gas, water, and wastewater services to the city of Essen, will use Bentley software to implement a replacement geographic information system (GIS).