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Monday, January 7th, 2008

Mapping Out a New Methodology to Study History

PR—Did poor farming practices cause the Dust Bowl in the 1930s? Was yeoman farming in colonial Concord, Massachusetts, environmentally unsound? What could Confederate general Robert E. Lee see at Gettysburg from where he stood? Historians and history students can consider these intriguing questions and others using geographic information system (GIS) technology, said Anne Kelly Knowles, editor of

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Javad GNSS Announces Appointment for New Machine Control and GIS Division

PR – avad GNSS has appointed Zdenko (Kuzo) Kurtovic, former CEO of GeoAstor & Swissat, as VP of Machine Control & GIS, a new Division of Javad GNSS. Kurtovic has 20 years of experience in the surveying industry, and for the past 17 years has been the CEO of Swiss-based GeoAstor and Swissat. Javad GNSS

Friday, January 4th, 2008

OGC and buildingSMART alliance Announce Joint Call for Sponsors – AECOO Testbed

PR — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and buildingSMART alliance have issued a call for sponsors from the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner, Operator (AECOO) community for a testbed to advance progress on communications interoperability for Building Information Models (BIM) over the building and capital facility life cycle. Sponsors define interoperability requirements to advance testbed objectives including

Friday, January 4th, 2008

RMSI Ranks Near Top in the NASSCOM “Exciting Companies to Work For” Survey

PR — Talented and contented employees of RMSI have again vaulted the company amongst the top employers in the enormous Indian IT industry. NASSCOM, the chamber of commerce and “voice” of the IT software and services industry in India, recently issued a survey ranking of the “Top 15 Exciting Emerging Companies to Work For.” RMSI

Friday, January 4th, 2008

InterCall Announces Partnership With Climate Action to Promote Green Benefits of Conferencing

PR — InterCall, the world’s largest conferencing provider, is now a Platinum sponsor of Climate Action, a joint development of Sustainable Development International and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) promoting environmentally-responsible business.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Hundreds of Canadians Witness Success of Online Mapping Demonstration

PR – The Carbon Project announces that its CarbonArc and Gaia software has successfully supported the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) Interoperability Pilot, most recently at a November 30 online demonstration attended by over 500 people from across Canada. An overview of the demonstration, including online videos of CarbonArc and Gaia, is available at

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

The City of Evanston, Illinois Selects Geographic Technologies

PR — Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG) announced today that the City of Evanston, Illinois has procured five (5) seats of LGcrimes from GTG’s LG GIS software suite. LGcrimes is an affordable and easy-to-use crime reporting, mapping, and analysis software application designed for towns, cities, and counties of all sizes and complexities.  LGcrimes aids in the

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Ness Technologies Wins $6 Million Advanced Geographical Data Management Deal for Prague

PR — Ness Technologies, Inc. , a global provider of information technology solutions and services, today announced that it was engaged by the Spatial Information Division of Prague Municipality to implement the Digital Map of Prague (DMP) project, worth $6 million. The project includes building a digital map of the Prague area to be used

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Blog: Frank Taylor’s Top 10 Google Earth Features for 2007

A ton of new features were added to Google Earth in 2007. The official release of Google Earth version 4 was made on January 10th. But, since that product was available in beta during the last half of 2006, I’m not even going to count those new features for 2007. Read More 

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

AIG MF launches Infrastructure and Economic Reform Fund

PR – AIG Mutual Fund has launched AIG Infrastructure and Economic Reform Fund, an open – ended equity scheme. The scheme opens for subscription on Jan. 10, 2008 and closes on Jan. 31, 2008. The units of the scheme will be available at Rs 10 per unit during the New Fund Offer period. The scheme