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Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

ATK to Acquire Information Systems and Geospatial Businesses of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

PR – Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has negotiated definitive agreements with Canadian-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (TSX: MDA), to acquire its Information Systems and Geospatial Information Services businesses for $1.325 billion (CDN). The company expects that this acquisition will provide a higher growth and earnings profile, and be neutral to earnings

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Simon Topp Extends Yotta DCL’s GIS Expertise

PR – Simon Topp has joined  highway surveying specialist Yotta DCL as Geographical Information Systems (GIS)  Sales Consultant. Simon will provide additional consultancy to customers  requiring highway surveying solutions available from the wide range of Yotta  DCL’s services. These include coarse and detailed visual inspections (CVI and  DVI), SCANNER and the company’s innovative asset inventory

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Global Marketing Insights Awarded USGS Contract for African Remote Sensing Technology Market R

PR – The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded Global Marketing Insights, Inc. a contract to complete a market research study of the African Remote Sensing Market in aerial and satellite data technologies.   The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Workshop: Demystifying GIS

PR – GIS (Geographical Information System) is a systematic integration of computer hardware and software for capturing, storing, displaying, updating, manipulating and analysing the spatial data to solve the complex management problems. With increasingly complex projects, the interaction of often international multidisciplinary functions requires the introduction of effective and efficient data management and sharing solutions.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

First call for EUGISES 2008 (European GIS in Education Seminar 2008)

PR – First call for EUGISES 2008 (European GIS in Education Seminar 2008) to be held at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK September 11-14 2008. Full details of the call for papers and conference registration on the conference website at Please send any email responses of messages to

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

BE Conference 2008 scheduled for Baltimore, Md., May 28-30

PR –  2008 features one global conference! 1. BE Conference 2008                                                  Baltimore, Maryland USA                                               May 28 – 30, 2008                                                        (Welcome Reception – May 27, 2008) Click here to sign up for BE Conference 2008 e-mail updates! 2. BE Conference 2008 – Call for presentations Deadline: January 31, 2008 – Submit your abstract! 3. BE Awards

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Landmark for Westport as first 3D digital town

PR – Westport will become the first Irish town and one of the first towns globally to be accessible as a detailed 3D interactive model on Google Earth, the free online virtual globe. Commissioned by Westport Town Council, digital computer-modelling company AMT3D carried out the ‘Westport 3D’ project in order to make urban planning and

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Map Studio History

PR – As a commemorative of our 50th Anniversary MapStudio™ has produced this calendar depicting maps from the past. As one of our valued partners, we invite you to share with us our journey of growth and evolution. • The ancient cartographers • Maps have defined our world since the earliest times, traveling way back

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Nottinghamshire views life from the air with GeoPerspectives aerial imagery

PR – A consortium of Local Authorities in Nottinghamshire has chosen GeoPerspectives aerial photography to aid decision-making, support delivery of essential council services and improve communication with residents. The full colour aerial imagery, purchased from aerial survey specialist BlueSky, covers the whole of the county.   At an impressive 10 cm resolution it is detailed enough

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Vandenberg Air Force Base Enhances Space Launch Imagery With Autodesk Visual Effects and Editing

PR – Autodesk, Inc. today announced that Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is using the Autodesk Smoke editing/finishing system and Autodesk Flame visual effects system to quickly produce high-definition space launch videos. This suite of products has helped Vandenberg AFB seamlessly transition to HD video and has reduced video production time by 50 percent, with