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Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Chicago Hosts Festival of Maps

Thirty cultural organizations throughout Chicago have teamed to display thousands of maps in what is being called the Festival of Maps. The event is billed as the biggest show or rare and important maps ever assembled. The festival runs from Nov. 20 to Jan. 27. The festival is being organized by the Field Museum, the

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

ESRI Adds Eredics as Forestry Industry Manager

ESRI is expanding its forestry team with the addition of Peter Eredics as forestry industry manager. Eredics brings 16 years of forestry and geographic information system (GIS) experience to the world-renowned GIS software company. He will work toward engendering a greater understanding of how foresters throughout the world can apply GIS for improved analysis and forest

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Digital Globe Successfully Launches WorldView-1 Satellite

Digital Globe successfully launched the WorldView-1 satellite on Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. WorldView-1 is the first of two next-generation satellites that Digital Globe plans to launch. The launch was webcast live and a video can be viewed here. The WorldView-1  will capture panchromatic imagery at a half-meter resolution. The satellite will

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

CH2M Hill Creates Solar Mapping Platform

Using Google Maps or Microsoft Virtual Earth as a visualization platform, CH2M Hill’s solar map solution estimates the solar energy potential for commercial and residential structures in a particular city or county, and it allows building owners to visualize the potential environmental benefits and monetary savings that would result from installing solar energy panels on

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

ESRI and ESi Collaborate to Bring Tools to Emergency Management Professionals

Two global technology innovators have collaborated to put the power of geographic information system (GIS) technology into the hands of decision makers.  ESi, the leader in crisis information management technology, and ESRI, the leader in GIS, today announced the release of WebEOC Mapper Professional (WebEOC Mapper).

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

MapServer 5.0 Released

The MapServer team announces the release of MapServer 5.0. Perhaps the most important new feature in this release is support for map rendering using the Anti-grain Geometry (AGG) graphics library ( AGG brings high quality 2-D rendering capabilities to MapServer that will allow users to create maps with vastly improved cartographic quality. Equally important is

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

BlueSky Launches ‘Shop for Home: Buy for Business’ Aerial Map Shop

Aerial survey company BlueSky has launched a brand new buy online service;, providing instant access to the most accurate, up-to-date and detailed aerial photomaps covering the whole of England and Wales. BlueSky’s ‘Shop for Home: Buy for Business’ service enables visitors to select an area of interest, view the aerial image and then purchase

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Blue Marble to Demonstrate European Geographic Areas at INTERGEO

Blue Marble Geographics announced that they will be demonstrating the latest advances in coordinate conversion technology with the Geographic Calculator 7.0 at INTERGEO 2007. This pending major release of their comprehensive, flexible and powerful coordinate conversion tool introduces coordinate transformation that allows users to select the datum shift of their choice. Most coordinate conversion tools available

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Following in James Goodship’s Footsteps

Hearing at first hand about a young engineer’s life in the marine industry can often be a vital first step in helping a school student take the decision to following in his or her footsteps. James Goodship, who is a 23-year old graduate engineer now working at VT Shipbuilding in Portsmouth Naval Base, set out

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Safe Software to Demonstrate Technology at FOSS4G

PRESS RELEASE — Safe Software, the recognized leader in providing spatial ETL (extract, transform and load) tools for translating and transforming spatial data, today announced that the company is sponsoring and presenting at the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference in Victoria, BC, from September 24-27. Conference attendees will have several opportunities