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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Communities and Local Government Committee Publishes Report on Ordnance Survey

PR -260 years ago, as Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeated Jacobite army scattered across the Scottish highlands, King George III sent a mapmaker called William Roy to chart the caves and crofts, hills and glens where they might be found. Roy’s name is now carved above the entrance of Ordnance Survey’s HQ in Southampton, the organisation

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Satellite Data to Deliver ‘State-of-the-Art’ Air Quality Information

PR – The European Environment Agency has finalised an agreement with an ESA-led consortium to provide unparalleled information on air pollution, which contributes to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of Europeans annually.   Under the agreement, the European Environment Agency (EEA) will use a service, which combines and processes satellite data with surface

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

USGIF Accredits Universities Under First-Ever Geospatial Intelligence Accreditation and Certificate

PR — Three national universities have received accreditation for their geospatial intelligence programs by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). The University of Missouri at Columbia, Pennsylvania State University and George Mason University became the first schools to be accredited under USGIF’s Geospatial Intelligence Accreditation and Certificate Program, the first and only program of

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

ESRI Opens Office in California State Capital

PR — Geographic information system (GIS) industry leader ESRI officially opened the doors to its Sacramento, California, satellite office on January 15, 2008. The new location will allow ESRI to better support its users in central and northern California and Nevada and will provide a convenient site for agencies, to spend time learning how to leverage

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Stantec Acquires Secor, U.S. Environmental Engineering Firm

PR — Stantec Inc. is taking over Secor International Inc., a 700-employee engineering and environmental consulting firm headquartered in Redmond, Wash. Edmonton-based Stantec did not disclose the value of the deal Monday, but said Secor generated US$125 million in revenue last year through 40 offices, mostly in the United States.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Michael Nicholson Appointed to Government Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information

PR – Michael Wills MP, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice has appointed Michael Nicholson, Managing Director of Intelligent Addressing and Chairman of the LOCUS Association as an Expert Member of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI).     Nicholson’s track record of achievement in the area of geospatial information and

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Snowflake Software Announces GeoXchange – Edinburgh, April 23 & 24

PR – The 2008 Snowflake Software Conference will focus on the requirements of the industry to make its data available, thereby complying with the demands of regional and international legislation.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Fujitsu Acquires Quebec-Based Intélec Géomatique

PR – Fujitsu Consulting, the North American consulting and services arm of Fujitsu Limited, today announced that its Quebec-based division, DMR, has acquired Intélec Géomatique, a provider of IT, telecommunications and geomatics solutions and consulting services. This acquisition is aligned to Fujitsu Consulting’s long-term strategy to increase its presence in emerging markets and industry sectors. 

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

New FOIF Total Station

PR – RTS6700 / 6800 series total station is FOIF’s new products,Featured with 32bit CPU and one SD card,it work more convenient and quickly.It can be widely used for building setting out,road layout,topography survey and control sruvey,etc. RTS6700/6800 series ●SD Card and Large Memory   A SD card with 512MB memory is a standard component.User

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Topcon to Become Largest SOKKIA Shareholder

PR – Sokkia Co., Ltd. (“Sokkia”) hereby announces that the tender offer commenced by Topcon Corporation (“Topcon”) for the common stock of Sokkia from December 11, 2007 has ended on January 29, 2008, and Topcon will become Sokkia’s parent company and the largest principal shareholder effective as of February 5, 2008. Read More