ESRI Releases the Open GeoServices REST specification
ESRI released the GeoServices REST Specification, which provides a standard way for Web clients to communicate with GIS servers through Representational State Transfer (REST) technology. It has been opened such that developers can expose the GeoServices API request structure from ArcGIS Server and other non-ESRI, back-end GIS servers or processors.
Bentley Future Cities China Student Design Competition
The Center for International Business Ethics (CIBE) in Beijing, the Dynamic City Foundation, and Bentley Systems announced that the project designed by the student team from the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University won top honors in the inaugural Future Cities China design competition. The competition was open to all students studying architecture and engineering in institutions of higher education, but all essay submissions had to be in Chinese. The program challenged students to use their design skills, along with Bentley software, to provide a master plan for the sustainable university campus of tomorrow.
China grants web mapping licenses to 31 firms
China has granted licenses to 31 companies to provide web mapping services in the country. Under new rules introduced all firms providing Internet map and location services in China are required to apply for approval from the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM). Foreign firms wanting to provide those services in China are required to set up joint ventures or partnerships with local firms.
Sixtema ikiMap is a free web service which allows its users to create and share their maps. The objective is to combine the concept of a social network together with the use of cartography and maps.
CARIS measures improved performance with SFE
CARIS released Spatial Fusion Enterprise (SFE) version 5.3 featuring the new Web Map Tile Service (WMTS). SFE allows an organization to deliver its geospatial information to the Web using open standards and the latest technology. WMTS also allows multiple layers from any number of data sources to be grouped into a single layer prior to being drawn.
Intergraph Public Safety and Security Software
The Kingdom of Jordan has deployed Intergraph® public safety and security incident management software. It will help to prevent and respond to local and regional terrorism threats and related security challenges.
GISRoam™ iPad GIS V 1.4
Cogent3D released GISRoam™, Version 1.4. It is a mobile GIS application for when you are away from your desk and need to review Shapefile layers, edit Shapefile layers, search Shapefiles, colorize Shapefile layers, and update Shapefile layers on your iPad/iPhone.
OpenGeo announces support for Multiple Cloud Infrastructures
OpenGeo released OpenGeo Suite Cloud Edition in collaboration with Skygone Inc. It is optimized for cloud infrastructure, with special features preconfigured for scalability, and performance enhancements already installed.
China Economic and Social Indicators on SuperWebGIS
SuperGeo Technologies has developed ‘China Economic and Social Indicator GIS’, a platform that provides thematic maps and statistic charts to study the future development trend of Mainland China.