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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

ESA Launches Programme in Support of Earth Observation Science

PR – Since the advent of Earth observation from space, satellite missions have become central to monitoring and learning about how the Earth works, resulting in significant progress in a broad range of scientific areas.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Toshiba’s new QosmioF55 features Garmin GPS technology

PR – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the new Qosmio® F55 laptop series, a 15.4-inch powerhouse that leverages both the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU and NVIDIA® GPUs with built-in GPS(1) to provide an unsurpassed performance in terms of multimedia, gaming and mobile convenience.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Getmapping Announces Online Availability of Urban LiDAR

PR – Getmapping announces the availability of Cities Revealed LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data to add to its significant portfolio of height data of England, Wales and Scotland. The new LiDAR data covers the main centres of population, including Greater London, Birmingham, Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh and is available online from

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Jason-2 Reaches Operational Orbit

PR – On 4 July, Jason-2 reached its operational orbit some 1,336 km above the Earth at a 66º inclination. Jason-1 and Jason-2 will now fly in formation for a few months, making nearly simultaneous measurements to allow scientists to precisely calibrate Jason-2’s instruments. This will allow Jason-2 to become fully operational by the end

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Safe Software Announces Full Support for the Newly Official GeoJSON 1.0

PR — Safe Software announced today that its FME platform, the recognized standard in spatial ETL, provides full support for GeoJSON 1.0, recently named an official geospatial data interchange format. Users looking to quickly and efficiently exchange spatial information can now convert GeoJSON data into the format and data model they need, as well as

Monday, July 14th, 2008

GeoMax Steps Into Europe

PR – GeoMax, a Hexagon company, steps into Europe, following an all new approach regarding productivity: No more hard to learn and difficult user interfaces due to feature overload which cost time and money in training and everyday use, and no more instrument downtime and inaccurate measurements which have to be repeated! GeoMax now presents

Monday, July 14th, 2008

50 Years of Arctic Research

PR – The Government of Canada is recognizing 50 years of research and scientific support in Canada’s Arctic by the Polar Continental Shelf Project (PCSP) with an open house on July 12 at the Polar Shelf base in Resolute. Local residents, community leaders, media, staff and researchers are participating in the celebrations.

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Magellan® Triton™ and Intermap’s AccuTerra™ Deliver Comprehensive Recreational Content to Handhelds

PR — Magellan, one of the fastest growing GPS brands, and Intermap Technologies™, a leading provider of digital maps, today announced the first commercial availability of AccuTerra™ maps for Magellan Triton and eXplorist® handheld GPS, providing outdoor enthusiasts with advanced topographic maps and off-road points of interest.

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Cost Efficiency and Environmental Compatibility: Siemens Mobility at InnoTrans 20

PR – “Urbanization” and “Demographic Change” are two of the big challenges that we face in the 21st century. A United Nations study estimates that two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2030.

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Wells Fargo Joins EPA’S Climate Leaders and Adopts Carbon Principles

PR – Wells Fargo & Company announced today it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leaders program, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations.