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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Stantec Acquires Secor, U.S. Environmental Engineering Firm

PR — Stantec Inc. is taking over Secor International Inc., a 700-employee engineering and environmental consulting firm headquartered in Redmond, Wash. Edmonton-based Stantec did not disclose the value of the deal Monday, but said Secor generated US$125 million in revenue last year through 40 offices, mostly in the United States.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Michael Nicholson Appointed to Government Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information

PR – Michael Wills MP, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice has appointed Michael Nicholson, Managing Director of Intelligent Addressing and Chairman of the LOCUS Association as an Expert Member of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI).     Nicholson’s track record of achievement in the area of geospatial information and

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Snowflake Software Announces GeoXchange – Edinburgh, April 23 & 24

PR – The 2008 Snowflake Software Conference will focus on the requirements of the industry to make its data available, thereby complying with the demands of regional and international legislation.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Fujitsu Acquires Quebec-Based Intélec Géomatique

PR – Fujitsu Consulting, the North American consulting and services arm of Fujitsu Limited, today announced that its Quebec-based division, DMR, has acquired Intélec Géomatique, a provider of IT, telecommunications and geomatics solutions and consulting services. This acquisition is aligned to Fujitsu Consulting’s long-term strategy to increase its presence in emerging markets and industry sectors. 

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Topcon to Become Largest SOKKIA Shareholder

PR – Sokkia Co., Ltd. (“Sokkia”) hereby announces that the tender offer commenced by Topcon Corporation (“Topcon”) for the common stock of Sokkia from December 11, 2007 has ended on January 29, 2008, and Topcon will become Sokkia’s parent company and the largest principal shareholder effective as of February 5, 2008. Read More 

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

LDK Solar Provides First Quarter 2008 Financial Outlook

PR – LDK Solar Co., Ltd. today provided an outlook for the first quarter of 2008. Due to the recent severe weather conditions in China over the past two weeks, LDK Solar has experienced some delays in shipments to customers and from suppliers as a result of highway closures and power outages associated with snow

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Teledyne Acquires TSS International

PR – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Limited, has acquired S G Brown Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary TSS (International) Limited (together “TSS International”) for £29 million (approximately $57.7 million). TSS International, headquartered in Watford, United Kingdom, designs and manufactures inertial sensing, gyrocompass navigation and subsea pipe and cable detection

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

ESRI Received “Strong Positive” Rating from Analyst Firm

PR — ESRI received a Strong Positive rating, the highest possible, from Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry. ESRI received this rating in the report entitled MarketScope for Public Safety Geographic Information Systems, 2H07 by Bradley Williams and Jeff Vining and published October 31, 2007. Gartner

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

The GIS Certification Institute’s (GISCI) Grandfathering Provision Ends Dec. 31, 2008

PR — On December 31, 2008, the Grandfathering Provision of the GIS Certification Institute’s (GISCI) certification program expires. A typical applicant for Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP(r)) certification must claim and document achievement in three distinct categories:

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

LizardTech Launches Express Server Portal Site

PR — LizardTech, a division of Celartem, Inc., and a leading provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, today officially launched a portal site where existing GeoExpress users can upload imagery to Express Server 6. The portal site can be found at The key new feature in the recently released version