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Monday, October 27th, 2008

GOCE Launch Delayed Until 2009

PR – The Russian authorities responsible for the Rockot launcher that shall carry ESA’s GOCE Earth Explorer satellite into orbit have completed the investigation of a failure in the guidance and navigation system of the launcher’s Upper Stage (Breeze KM).

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Swiss Canton Significantly Improves Data Sharing Efficiency with FME Server

PR – Safe Software, announced today that Switzerland’s largest canton, Graubünden, has implemented a new data accessibility and sharing system that uses FME Server as its translation and distribution backbone. The new system replaces a paper-based method, dramatically decreasing wait times for data users from three days down to just three minutes.

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Florida Department of Transportation Joins Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription Program

PR — Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program for a three-year term. Bentley’s innovative ELS will extend FDOT’s software capability by granting FDOT access to a comprehensive portfolio of civil engineering, architectural, construction, operations, and geospatial software for a single annual fee.

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Harris Corporation HarborView 3D Visual Models Used for Storm-Surge Impact Prediction

PR — Advanced, interactive, 3D visual models of harbors developed by Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) for the U.S. government were used by state agencies and various news organizations to alert the public of the potential catastrophic impact of Hurricane Ike’s storm surge.

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Tele Atlas Releases Industry’s First Global Digital Map Database to Use Community-Provided Data

PR — Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, today announced that the new version of its MultiNet(R) digital map database is the first global digital map database to use community-provided data to validate changes. Released in October, MultiNet version 2008.10 incorporates community input provided

Monday, October 27th, 2008

New Services from Yotta Are Set to Transform Property Valuations in the UK

PR — For the first time ever property owners and Local Authorities throughout Great Britain will have access to field verified digital imaging that maps properties in 3D using street level surveys matched to aerial photography and street maps. This innovation is the result of the recent acquisition of Mobile Video Services Inc of North

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Maps Out a Quicker Response with GGP

PR — Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is introducing new technology to improve services after becoming one of the first in the country to adopt a new national address database. Using specially developed software from GGP Systems, the use of the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) will initially form the foundation for the Service’s

Monday, October 27th, 2008

ESRI’s EMEA User Conference Expected to Be Largest-Ever GIS Gathering in the UK

PR — ESRI (UK) Ltd. has announced that more than 1,500 GIS professionals were expected to attend its European, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Conference from over 60 countries, making it the largest-ever GIS event in the UK. The conference will take place 28–30 October 2008 at London’s QEII Conference Centre and will showcase over

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Pacific Gas and Electric Plans for 3.3 Million GE SmartMeters

PR – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) of California plans to deploy as many as 3.3 million GE meters equipped with SmartMeter™ technology to utility customers in northern and central California. These meters will help customers manage their energy consumption and costs, while helping the utility improve customer service. Overall, PG&E plans to deploy 10.3

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Peirce Eichelberger Receives URISA’s Horwood Distinguished Service Award

PR — Peirce Eichelberger, with a long and distinguished record of leadership and contributions to URISA and the GIS community, was the recent recipient of URISA’s prestigious Horwood Distinguished Service Award during the association’s 46th Annual Conference in New Orleans. This award is URISA’s ultimate award for service and leadership to URISA and the geospatial