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Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Topcon Purchases Leading German Distributor IBS

Topcon Europe Positioning announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire one of the company’s top construction distributors, IBS of Hamburg, Germany.  The IBS company has been founded in 1978 by Hermann Ibs. Starting with construction laser sales, the company steadily grew to include the broad range of construction positioning products. Nowadays the 11

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Bentley Releases Significant Update to Bentley AutoPIPE XM

A significant update to Bentley AutoPIPE XM Edition – leading software for calculating piping code stresses, loads, and deflections under both static and dynamic loading conditions – provides improved productivity and increased interoperability with other computer-aided design (CAD) and analysis products. Bentley AutoPIPE XM analyzes systems of any complexity, with special features for buried pipeline

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Researchers Create New Firefighting Tool – FireBug

“This device is basically a radio, and on top of it is a sensor board which contains GPS,” said U.C. Berkeley Professor Nicholas Sitar. Now imagine thousands of these sensors raining down from a helicopter or plane, landing in front of an oncoming wildfire. “Often times in rugged terrain or with lots of smoke it’s

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

GEOMAGIC and GE Energy Present Global GIS Solution GTO 4

In time for one of the most important GIS events – the INTERGEO 2007 – GEOMAGIC will present the newest GIS solutions for pipeline operators: GeoCP and Global Transmission Office 4.1 (GTO). GeoCP is another important component for the Smallworld-GIS based Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS). GTO 4.1 has been a topic for quite a

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Safe Software Increases Commitment to European GIS Community

Vancouver, BC- September 12, 2007 – Safe Software today announced that the latest release of its spatial ETL (extract, transform, and load) platform, FME 2007, offers extensive enhancements focused on the needs of the European geospatial community. Released in June, FME 2007 represents the most recent of several offerings from Safe Software that have allowed

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

A-Prime Software Enhances ESRI’s ArcGIS Platform

Scott David, Vice President of DPRA, announced today the launch of a new division of the company, called A-Prime Software.  A-Prime will now provide enhancement technologies that address the limitations of the current ArcGIS ESRI platform used by so many GIS professionals–from environmental engineers and mining analysts to geologists and construction developers.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Washington State Crisis Management System Receives Homeland Security Award from Harvard University

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) has won the 2007 Noblis Innovations Award in Homeland Security. The award, which is given by Noblis and the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, seeks to identify, explore, and highlight creative and effective government and

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Sustainable Transport Policy in Europe

SPEECH – RIGA, LATVIA  Sep 11/07 – EU COMMISSION –  It is a great honour for me to address you today as the Commissioner for transport.  I am a Member of the European Commission together with my friend Andris Piebalgs and Commissioners from the other 25 member States of the European Union. Read More

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

eSpatial and Geomatic Technologies Deliver Australia Pilot

eSpatial, in partnership with Geomatic Technologies (GT), announced the deployment of an advanced web editing pilot for the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) in Victoria, Australia. Read More

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Getmapping Multivision Key Resource in Thurrock Thames Gateway Development

The Thames Gateway is one of the biggest regeneration projects taking place in Western Europe today. With a remit to deliver tens of thousands of homes and jobs, even an experienced developer like the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (TTGDC) needs help to see the bigger picture. Read More