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Monday, August 25th, 2008

New Master Course on Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management – Dresden

For the winter semester 2008/09, the Technical University of Dresden introduces the new Master’s programme in "Spatial development and Natural resource management". In the center of the studies are current challenges, problems and solution approaches at the interface between environmental sciences and planning in the German and international context.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Pitney Bowes MapInfo Announces Jobs in the Field

PR – Pitney Bowes MapInfo, the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, today announces the launch of Jobs in the Field, the latest addition to the suite of mobile working software for Confirm®, the most sophisticated and comprehensive suite of specialist asset and infrastructure asset management functionality on the market.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

New updates in the European Soil Portal

PR – During the last month, some new developments have been introduced in the European Soil Portal. In order to further facilitate the awareness of the Soil Portal, we send the latest updates that took place during the last month.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Advanced OGC SDI for Every ArcGIS Desktop

PR – The Carbon Project announces a new affordable license that puts Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) usability within reach of every ArcGIS desktop user.  OGC SDI is a suite of standards used by government agencies around the world to promote digital geospatial data sharing and exploitation.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

VR Group Finland Challenges Rail Passengers to Support Conservation of Heritage Landscapes

PR – VR is supporting the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (SLL) in restoring heritage rural landscapes and calls on its customers to make their own contribution. VR is donating five cents from each long-distance rail ticket purchased during September 2008 to the project Matkalla maisemaan – luonnollisesti (Scenic travelling – naturally).

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Peter L. Corsell Recognized As Top Young Innovator 2008

PR – GridPoint Inc., a leading clean tech company whose smart grid platform benefits electric utilities, consumers and the environment, announced that its President and CEO Peter L. Corsell has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35 for developing a practical solution to advance

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Siemens to Connect World’s Largest Wind Farm to the Grid

PR – Siemens Energy has won a major contract from Fluor Ltd. to connect Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm to the British power grid. The volume of the order for the grid connection is approximately EUR84 million. With a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW), the Greater Gabbard project will be the world’s largest offshore wind

Monday, August 25th, 2008

PGE Requests Proposals for Demand-Response Power

PR – Portland General Electric (PGE) (NYSE:POR) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to prospective third-party providers to supply capacity that could help PGE manage its load during periods of peak power demand by organizing qualifying customers to temporarily reduce their use of electricity. The RFP calls for proposals for 50 megawatts (MW) of

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Harmonized World Soil Database v 1.0

PR – The Harmonized World Soil Database is a 30 arc-second raster database with over 15000 different soil mapping units that combines existing regional and national updates of soil information worldwide (SOTER, ESD, Soil Map of China, WISE) with the information contained within the 1:5 000 000 scale FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (FAO,

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Launch Date for RapidEye’s Satellites Announced

PR – We are delighted to announce the date for the launch of the RapidEye satellite constellation. We have been informed that the launch is scheduled for Friday, August 29, 2008. The satellites will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a DNEPR rocket – a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile – (ICBM) at 9:15