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Monday, July 28th, 2008

Exploring Strategic Priorities for Regional Agricultural R&D Investments in East and Central Africa

PR – Agriculture plays a dominant role in most of East and Central Africa, and many countries face similar agroecological, climatic, and development challenges. As a result, significant scale economies can be realized by approaching research and development (R&D) regionally.

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Call: European Forest Conference – France

During its presidency of the European Union (second semester 2008), France wishes to contribute to the debate on the roles of forests and their products in a post-2012 climate regime.

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Siemens to supply 38 trains to First ScotRail and Transport Scotland

PR – Transport Scotland, the national transport agency for Scotland, and First ScotRail, the rail operator, have placed an order with Siemens Mobility for the supply of 38 Desiro UK type electric multiple units. The order is worth over 300 million euros (over 240 million pounds sterling) and also includes maintenance and spare parts service.

Monday, July 28th, 2008

gvSIG Source Code Repository SVN Freed for Public Use

PR – We would like to inform you that gvSIG source code repository SVN has been freed for public use (read only). I propose a white paper that discusses the extension of the mod

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Solar Power Helps Protect PSE’s Natural Gas system

PR – Puget Sound Energy (utility subsidiary of Puget Energy ) earlier this month added two new solar-powered systems to dozens installed since 1984 that help protect the utility’s underground natural gas system in Western Washington.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Merrick & Company Awarded Contract F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, USAPR —

PR — Merrick & Company, a world leader in LiDAR, digital ortho imaging, photogrammetry, and geospatial solutions was awarded a contract to provide a Common Installation Picture (CIP) to be used in support of the U.S. Air Force GeoBase program.    Deliverables include ½-foot color digital orthophotography, building footprints and LiDAR data to support one-foot contour

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Geography in Las Vegas

Pr–Join 8,000 geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists from around the world in Las Vegas for the very latest in research, policy, and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience, during the annual conference of  the Association of American Geographers, to be held March 22–27, 2009.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Freeway 2008 Drive Time Analysis Software Now Available from Spatial Insights

PR — Spatial Insights, Inc. announces the release of Freeway 2008 and Freeway 2008 Premium, the industry standard drive time applications from Applied Spatial Technology, Inc. Freeway creates drive time polygons, as well as output tables of drive times and drive distances between multiple origins and multiple destinations.  Freeway is widely used in site selection

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Learn to Use Geospatial Technology to Prevent and Respond to Disasters and Security Threats

PR — Whether reacting to a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina or preventing a terrorist attack, homeland security professionals need reliable tools such as geographic information system (GIS) software to analyze and map data. A new ESRI Press book, GIS Tutorial for Homeland Security, teaches this cutting-edge technology with easy-to-follow lessons.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Learn to Create Mashups Using the New ArcGIS JavaScript APIs from ESRI

PR — ESRI will offer a complimentary Web seminar this month on how to use the new ArcGIS JavaScript APIs to build high-performance, easy-to-use online mapping applications.