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Sunday, January 13th, 2008

EU Executive Summary: Socio-Economic of SDI in Catalunya

In January 2006, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission organised a workshop to review best practice in the assessment of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs), compare methodologies and findings, and see also what lessons could be learned from similar large scale infrastructures. Among the key findings of that workshop were the need to give

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Difres becomes DTU Aqua

From 1 January 2008 the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research has changed its name to DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources. The new name is part of a general change of the structure of institute names at The Technical University of Denmark. Managing Director Fritz Köster explains about the new name: Our new name

Friday, January 11th, 2008

City of New Orleans Forms Partnership with MWH to Accelerate Post-Katrina Rebuilding Effort

PR – Mayor C. Ray Nagin today announced that the City of New Orleans has signed an agreement with MWH, a global engineering firm with a local presence since 1979, to manage and expedite the repair and reconstruction of police and fire stations, streets, recreation centers, court buildings, museums, libraries, parks and other projects. “As

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Oerlikon Solar Invests in Singapore to Build up Asia Business

PR – With its new location in Singapore, Oerlikon Solar is boosting its presence and proximity to customers in Asia, while continuing to expand production, development and support for their leading thin-film silicon solar energy solutions. The facility will initially employ approximately 100 people and is planned to be completed within a year. “Asia is

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Making Sustainability Top-of-Mind Improves Johnson Controls’ Bottom Line

PR – Johnson Controls, a Fortune 70 company that creates smart environments for vehicles, homes and workplaces, today announced the release of the company’s 2007 Business and Sustainability report. The report outlines the company’s new vision for "a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world," highlights its global commitment to the environment, and provides updated financials.

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Carlson CG-Survey 9 and CG-Survey 18 are ready for shipping

PR – Featuring hundreds of improvements to help speed and ease the work of land surveyors, CG-Survey 9 and CG-Survey 18 are now available from Carlson Software. CG, which was founded in 1978, has been a division of Carlson Software since 2001. Developed by land surveyors for land surveyors, CG software solutions are known for

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Merrick & Company Awarded LiDAR and Photogrammetric Mapping Contract

PR – Merrick & Company, a world leader in LiDAR, digital ortho imaging, photogrammetry, and geospatial solutions was awarded a $569,000 contract with the City of Chihuahua to deliver aerial photography, 3-meter LiDAR data, 20-centimeter pixel resolution digital orthophotos, a DTM to support 0.5 meter contour extrapolation, planimetric data, and delivery of Merrick’s MARS(r) software.

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Boosting capability: Santa Maria station to join ESTRACK

PR – A new station will join ESA’s tracking network on 17 January 2008. Located on the Portuguese island of Santa Maria in the Azores, the station will track launches from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, as they pass overhead at 28 000 km per hour.   The Santa Maria station will be one

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Rolta looks at U.S. buy for growth, expansion

PR – Rolta India Ltd, which offers engineering design and geospatial services, plans to acquire a U.S. firm to expand into business software, a top official said on Thursday. The acquisition will be finalised by end of January and the company hopes to start services within the current quarter, Kamal K. Singh, chairman and CEO

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Infoterra awarded Catalist GISS framework agreement

PR – Infoterra Ltd, has been awarded a framework agreement under OGCbuying.solutions’ Catalist Geographical Information Services and Solutions framework (GISS), an arrangement that provides a streamlined procurement route for public sector bodies. Under the new Catalist GISS framework, Infoterra has been awarded framework agreements in the GI Mapping Services and GI data supply solutions categories.