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Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Launch of WorldView-1 to be Broadcast Live over the Internet

DigitalGlobe, provider of the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, announced that the launch of the new WorldView-1 satellite will be broadcast live over the Internet. The launch will take place on Tuesday, September 18 at approximately 11:20 AM PDT. The launch is scheduled for 11:35 AM PDT. Read More

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Scottish SMEs Highest for Environmental Policy

43% of Scottish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have an environmental policy in place, the highest rate in the UK, according to an SME-nvironment independent survey. The survey, produced for the environmental guidance website NetRegs, also reveals that 49% of Scottish SMEs have already taken practical environmental measures, an increase of 17% since 2005. Read

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Garmin GMR 24: Big Power in a Small Dome

“The GMR 24 is the ultimate in versatility when it comes to marine radar,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The unit features four thousand watts of transmit power, dual rotation speed for faster near-target updates, and plug-and-play reliability on the Garmin Marine Network — with a footprint that works on almost

Friday, September 14th, 2007

EPA Selects Microsoft Virtual Earth Platform for Geospatial Mission

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has licensed the Microsoft® Virtual Earth™ platform on which to develop its mission-critical geospatial and mapping applications. The commitment to Virtual Earth will improve data sharing, analysis and insight for partner agencies, citizens and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on topics ranging from superfund sites and oil spills to waterways and

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Infoterra and geomer Provide Flood Information Online

The FloodServer, a novel platform designed to provide extensive flood risk information for the whole of Europe quickly, reliably and easily accessible for everybody is now available online at The geo-information service providers Infoterra GmbH and geomer GmbH present detailed maps and information about past and potential future flood events at the rivers Rhine,

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Topcon Purchases Leading German Distributor IBS

Topcon Europe Positioning announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire one of the company’s top construction distributors, IBS of Hamburg, Germany.  The IBS company has been founded in 1978 by Hermann Ibs. Starting with construction laser sales, the company steadily grew to include the broad range of construction positioning products. Nowadays the 11

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Bentley Releases Significant Update to Bentley AutoPIPE XM

A significant update to Bentley AutoPIPE XM Edition – leading software for calculating piping code stresses, loads, and deflections under both static and dynamic loading conditions – provides improved productivity and increased interoperability with other computer-aided design (CAD) and analysis products. Bentley AutoPIPE XM analyzes systems of any complexity, with special features for buried pipeline

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Researchers Create New Firefighting Tool – FireBug

“This device is basically a radio, and on top of it is a sensor board which contains GPS,” said U.C. Berkeley Professor Nicholas Sitar. Now imagine thousands of these sensors raining down from a helicopter or plane, landing in front of an oncoming wildfire. “Often times in rugged terrain or with lots of smoke it’s

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

GEOMAGIC and GE Energy Present Global GIS Solution GTO 4

In time for one of the most important GIS events – the INTERGEO 2007 – GEOMAGIC will present the newest GIS solutions for pipeline operators: GeoCP and Global Transmission Office 4.1 (GTO). GeoCP is another important component for the Smallworld-GIS based Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS). GTO 4.1 has been a topic for quite a

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Safe Software Increases Commitment to European GIS Community

Vancouver, BC- September 12, 2007 – Safe Software today announced that the latest release of its spatial ETL (extract, transform, and load) platform, FME 2007, offers extensive enhancements focused on the needs of the European geospatial community. Released in June, FME 2007 represents the most recent of several offerings from Safe Software that have allowed