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Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Topcon Makes Creating a High Accuracy GIS Data Collection System Simple

Topcon Positioning Systems announces a GIS high-accuracy data collection kit for the new Topcon GMS-2 Pro.  “The kit gives GMS-2 Pro users the flexibility to easily increase their accuracy from submeter to subfoot when needed,” Barbara McInerney, GIS product marketing manager, said.

Friday, February 27th, 2009

OGC Requests Comments on Candidate Web Map Tiling Standard

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is requesting comments from the public on the candidate OpenGIS® Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS) Interface Standard.

Friday, February 27th, 2009

National Governors Association Honors ESRI with Public-Private Partnership Award

PR – During the closing session of the 2009 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., yesterday, geographic information system (GIS) software leader ESRI received a Public-Private Partnership Award for its work with the State of Maryland Office of the Governor. ESRI was acknowledged for its role in developing the innovative, GIS-based performance measurement

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Autodesk Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Fiscal 2009 Financial Results

PR –  Autodesk, Inc. today reported revenue of $490 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, a decrease of 18 percent over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. GAAP diluted loss per share in the fourth quarter was $0.47, compared to earnings of $0.40 per diluted share in the fourth quarter last year. Non-GAAP

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Mission

PR – Known as ESA’s ‘Water Mission’, SMOS will improve our understanding of Earth’s water cycle, providing much-needed data for modelling of the weather and climate, and increasing the skill in numerical weather and climate prediction.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Topcon – State of the Ag Industry Message

PR – “Farming operations embracing increased productivity through technology will help drive the world’s economic recovery.” Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), said the statement above is what drives top-ranked technology companies to continue to support strong research and product development (R&D) efforts. 

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Topcon’s X-TRAC 7 Technology

PR – A new advanced technology for robotic total stations – X-TRAC 7 – is now available from Topcon. X-TRAC 7 is a complete system enhancement, improving robotic and LPS tracking, RC-3 “Quick Lock” remote control, radio, and data collector performance. X-TRAC 7 technology is now included on all new Topcon 9 Series and Imaging

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Geography in Las Vegas

Nearly 8,000 geographers and GIS specialists from around the world will gather in Las Vegas for the latest research and applications in geography and GIS at the Association of American Geographers meeting on March 22–27, 2009.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Merrick Supports Tallahassee – Leon County, FL in LiDAR Mapping Data Collection Updates

Merrick & Company (Merrick GeoSpatial Solutions) , a world leader in LiDAR (light detection and ranging), digital ortho imaging, photogrammetry, and geospatial solutions, is supporting the Tallahassee-Leon County Geographic Information Systems (TLC GIS) TLC GIS.ORG, as they move to modify their strategies and scheduling for updating the county’s existing land base maps.  The move to

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Federal Climate Change Science Program Should Realign Research

The federal government’s climate change research program should broaden its focus to include research that would support actions needed to cope with climate change-related problems that will impact society, while building on its successful research to improve understanding of the causes and processes of climate change, says a new report from the National Research Council.