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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Call for Papers:Spatial Information for Sustainable Management of Urban Areas

PR – FIG Commission 3 (Spatial Information Management) 2009 annual meeting and Workshop will be held in Germany, in February 2009. The Workshop is supported by the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) Special Interest Group (SIG) Urban Remote Sensing on application issues. The President of FIG Prof Stig Enemark will deliver the key

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Grona Taget Pushes the Swedish Speed Record

PR – Yesterday, a new Swedish speed record was set at 303 km/h by the Grona Taget (Green Train), a BOMBARDIER REGINA train. This is a major milestone for the REGINA platform, which, during regular traffic in Sweden, currently operates at a maximum speed of 200 km/h. The tests conducted, confirm that the REGINA vehicles,

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

HOK and Biomimicry Guild Form Alliance Innovations in the Design of Buildings, Communities and City

PR – HOK and the Biomimicry Guild have forged a first-of-its-kind alliance linking the natural and built environment. This exclusive relationship between one of the world’s largest architectural design firms and the only bio-inspired innovation company will integrate nature’s innovations in the planning and design of buildings, communities and cities worldwide.

Monday, September 15th, 2008

TNRIS Selects FME for Efficient Data Translation During Emergency Response

PR — Safe Software, the leaders in spatial ETL (extract, transform and load) today announced that their spatial data translation solution, FME, has been selected as a key component for the Geospatial Emergency Management Support System (GEMSS) being developed by the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS). FME will enable spatial data from disparate formats

Monday, September 15th, 2008

ACDSee Canvas v11 Build 1173 with GIS

PR – Canvas™ 11 with GIS+ is the only GIS data visualization solution in today’s market that addresses the need of GIS professionals to communicate the results of their research analysis — quickly, accurately, and effectively — inside a true graphics application. Simply import GIS project information and then use Canvas’ image editing, illustration, and

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Encom Enhances GIS Package for Geoscientists

PR – Encom, a subsidiary of Pitney Bowes and a leading provider of desktop geoscientific and GIS software, data management, and advanced technical consulting for the Natural Resources sector, has announced the latest edition of its flagship Discover GIS. Discover version 10.0 provides geoscientists with a total solution for data collection, analysis, modelling, and visualisation

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Australia – Landsat Mosaic 2006 Now Available

PR – This unique visual record of landscape and vegetation changes in Australia now extends to 34 years, with the availability of 2006 data from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites. Satellite images and data, spanning from 1972 to 2006, are now available from Geoscience Australia and Landsat distributors.

Monday, September 15th, 2008

New satellite images of Australia (MODIS Composites)

PR – Geoscience Australia is now producing cloud-free satellite images of the whole of Australia using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on board the Terra and Aqua satellites. A new image will be produced every four days, comprised of the past 16 days worth of data, to create a single composite product of

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Paper: Review of Standards, Best Practice, Testing and Calibration in GNSS

FIG – Surveyors as professionals must fulfil certain legal, regulatory and/or accuracy requirements for their clients. Typically they will strive to do this in an optimal cost effective way and with the most appropriate equipment for the job at hand. Naturally it requires a good understanding and assurance in the instrumentation employed. Clients want the

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Results of Open Geospatial Consortium Spatial Data Quality Survey Available to Participants

PR — Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce that after a resounding response to a survey on spatial data quality measures, the results are now available for participants.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee’s Spatial Data Quality Working Group, under the leadership of Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham (Vice Chair), and Seb