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Monday, March 24th, 2008

Current Major Flooding in U.S. a Sign of Things to Come

Major floods striking America’s heartland this week offer a preview of the spring seasonal outlook, according to NOAA’s National Weather Service. Several factors will contribute to above-average flood conditions, including record rainfall in some states and snow packs, which are melting and causing rivers and streams to crest over their banks. This week, more than

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Envisat Makes First Ever Observation of Regionally Elevated CO2 from Manmade Emissions

PR — Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA’s Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide – the most important greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming – originating from manmade emissions.

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Infoterra Ltd to map overhead powerline network for E.ON Central Networks

PR – Infoterra Ltd, has been awarded a contract from E.ON Central Networks to map its overhead powerline network for Leicestershire. E.ON Central Networks, the electricity distribution company for central England, and its staff will take advantage of this highly accurate network map to carry out detailed and rapid initial surveys from their desktops.

Friday, March 21st, 2008

National Hydro Network Celebrates UN World Water Day with a Massive Data Release

PR – In celebration of United Nations World Water Day this Saturday (March 22), National Hydro Network (NHN) data for 839 drainage areas across Canada are now available at the GeoBase Web site.

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Merrick & Company Wins Wichita, Kansas LiDAR and Digital Imagery Project

PR- Merrick & Company, a world leader in LiDAR, digital ortho imaging, photogrammetry, and geospatial solutions was awarded a LiDAR and digital imagery project by the City of Wichita to collect geospatial data for the City and in the remaining areas of Sedgwick County.  Merrick will deliver six-inch pixel resolution color digital orthophotography that was

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

DeLorme Earthmate Chosen by BNSF for Maintenance Tracking

PR – DeLorme, a long-time innovation leader in GPS receiver technologies, today announced that Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) has standardized on the Earthmate GPS PN-20 as the GPS receiver of choice in support of track maintenance crews throughout the organization.

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Book Tackles Topic of How to Improve Poverty-Stricken Areas Using Geospatial Technology

PR — Architects and urban designers Rosario Giusti de Pérez and Ramón A. Pérez spent years working on projects to revitalize barrios in their home country of Venezuela. In Analyzing Urban Poverty: GIS for the Developing World, their new book from ESRI Press, they explain how people can use geographic information system (GIS) technology to identify

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

GTG’s GIS Manager’s Workshop Coming to West Sacramento, California

PR — Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG) is offering their GIS Manager’s Workshop in West Sacramento, California, on Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Cadcorp Enhances Support for OSI and OSNI Data Formats

PR — Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer, Cadcorp, has announced the launch of two new applications to enable loading and maintenance of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) large scale data into Oracle and PostGIS databases.

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Yotta DCL Provides State-of-the-Art Road Surveying to Nottinghamshire

PR – Highway surveying and geospatial data collection specialist Yotta DCL is helping the UK’s Nottinghamshire County Council to improve their highway maintenance process with road surface condition surveys performed using state-of-the-art laser technology. Yotta DCL will map 1505km of the County’s A, B and C roads using its US$2million ARAN survey vehicle which incorporates