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Friday, August 31st, 2007

UK Summer 2007 – A Wet Season

This summer looks set to have been the wettest since UK rainfall records began in 1914, Met Office figures revealed today. Provisional rainfall figures (up to 28 August) show that the UK as a whole had 358.5 mm of rain, just beating the previous record of 358.4 mm in 1956. However, since it is such a narrow

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Guy Perkins Joins Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging

With the recent acquisition of Earth Resource Mapping (ER Mapper), Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging is pleased to announce that Guy Perkins, former CEO, will join the executive management team as Vice President, Global Services. The acquisition further enhances Leica Geosystems’ enterprise delivery capabilities with geospatial image processing tools for preparing, managing, compressing and deploying imagery.

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Delivery Release ArcFM UT V9.2

The following products from the ArcFM™ UT product family will be released for delivery (as from build 316), based on ArcGIS 9.2: ArcFM UT Editor 9.2.0 ArcFM UT Alpha 9.2.0 ArcFM UT Viewer 9.2.0 ArcFM UT Base 9.2.0 ArcFM UT is a GIS solution for cross-sector use in utilities, which is able to work with

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

EU Plans Study on the Impact of Climate Change on European Forests

The European Commission has launched a call for tender for a study on the impact of climate change on European forests and options for adaptation. The study should improve the Commission’s understanding of the potential implications of the climate change process for the EU forestry, and of their possibilities to adapt to its impacts in

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

European Commission Seeks Contractor to Study Agriculture Modelling

The European Commission launched a call for tender for a study on modelling work in the field of agriculture. The Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) has been using the European Simulation Model (ESIM) as a tool for economic analyses. It is a partial equilibrium model which represents the agricultural sectors of

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Full-Color Topographic Maps Compatible for the First Time with Handheld GPS

Two of the outdoor industry’s leaders in mapping and navigation, Magellan and National Geographic, today announced an alliance that will make National Geographic’s award-winning, full-color topography maps fully compatible with handheld GPS receivers for the first time. Beginning this fall, Magellan will become the first GPS manufacturer to offer full, onscreen compatibility, usage and display

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Topcon TopPAD 7.0.1 software

A new Mobile GIS field software program — TopPAD 7.0.1 – from Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) allows users to take GIS layers into the field for verification and update. When installed on Topcon’s hand-held GMS-2 or a Topcon field controller, TopPAD can collect and update position and attribute information using customized forms.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Learn to Use the New Cadastral Editor Tools in ESRI’s ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2

Surveyors and cadastral land record managers will start learning to work with the new Cadastral Editor technology in ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2 during a complimentary Web seminar in September. Introduction to the Cadastral Editor in ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2 will air on ESRI’s Training and Education Web site at www.esri.com/lts on September 13, 2007, at

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

The OGC Announces Styled Layer Descriptor & Symbol Encoding Specifications

FORBES – The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved the OpenGIS(R) Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) Implementation Specification (a profile of the Web Map Service) and the related OpenGIS Symbology Encoding Implementation Specification. The OpenGIS(R) Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) profile of the Web Map Service Implementation Specification defines an encoding that extends

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Seoul Metropolitan Government to Exterminate Mosquitoes with GIS

MAEIL BUSINESS – Seoul Metropolitan Government is poised to introduce anti-mosquito system to exterminate mosquitoes in the city. An official from Seoul Government said on August 28, We plan to establish the DB system on major mosquito habitats that can be expressed upon the geographical information system (GIS) in order to remove mosquitoes from the city.

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