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Friday, July 25th, 2008

GOCE Prepares for Shipment to Russia

PR – Launching in just two months’ time, GOCE – now fully reconfigured for launch in September, is currently being prepared for shipment on 29 July 2008 from ESA’s test facilities in the Netherlands to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Germany’s Final SAR-Lupe Satellite Launched

PR – The fifth reconnaissance satellite was launched from Plesetsk and the first contact between the control center at the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen and the satellite was established less than an hour after launch.

Friday, July 25th, 2008

GAF AG Starts Geological Mapping and GIS Project in Morocco

PR – GAF-AG in a team with his national partners has started a geological mapping project in the Anti-Atlas area in Morocco. The work area with a size of approx 3000 km2 is located in the south-western most Anti-Atlas and is covered by the topographic map sheets of Mighleft, Larbat sahal, Tlatat Iakhasas, Tagannt, Ifni,

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Bluesky Reaches Landmark in Cumbria

PR – Aerial mapping company Bluesky is the supplier of choice of aerial photography in Cumbria. Four out of the six district councils are already using Bluesky supplied GeoPerspectives imagery and five out of six have placed orders for new survey to be flown this summer. In addition to the District Councils, Bluesky has also

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

3D Nature Video Visualization on Wildfire Defensibility

PR – 3D Nature recently created a 3 minute long animation on the subject of wildfire defensibility for the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an insurance industry consortium.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

ESRI Press Publishes Definitive Book on GIS and Return on Investment

PR – The latest offering from ESRI Press, The Business Benefits of GIS: An ROI Approach, details a return on investment (ROI) methodology that explains how the implementation of a geographic information system (GIS) can create business value for an organization. This book was written by David Maguire and Victoria Kouyoumjian, ESRI’s chief scientist and IT

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

ERDAS Announces a Free Webinar—Workflow Solved: High Fidelity Mosaics

PR – Successful photogrammetric projects are highly dependent upon an organization’s efficiency in creating and editing seamlines, photogrammetric dodging, tonal balancing and mosaicking.  The ERDAS workflow integrates the editing/balancing/mosaicking process, reducing the time and effort required to create high quality orthomosaics.  This webinar will feature images captured using a medium format camera. Beginning with a

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

UNIGIS Distance Learning in Central Asia

PR – UNIGIS MSc and professional certificate programmes are now offered in Central Asia through the UNIGIS (www.unigis.net) study centre at the Kyrgyz State University for Construction, Transportation and Architecture (KSUCTA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. 

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

University of Glasgow Purchases 200 Licenses of SolidWorks Software

PR – University of Glasgow mechanical engineering students will soon hone their 3D CAD skills designing everything from race cars to bridges using SolidWorks® Education Edition software as they prepare for professional careers.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Garmin Introduces Multi-Mode nüvi for Rugged Navigation

PR – Garmin International Inc., announced a new series of personal navigators that combine cutting edge navigation features with outdoor recreation navigation capabilities.  With one touch, the transitions between driving, bicycling, boating or walking mode, while boasting sought-after features such as routing capabilities, improved mapping and water-proof hardware.