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CEOs peg 2010 growth rate at 11%

According to market Research firm Daratech, GIS/Geospatial industry CEOs interviewed, were unanimous in their belief that growth consistent with the robust 11% compound annual growth rate of the past six years would return in 2010. It stated that 2009 was a tough year in the private sector GIS/Geospatial market, which is forecast to close at $1.4 billion, down 0.7% from 2008. This downturn echoes the general pull back of the private sector from major additional investments in new IT technologies.

Mumbai selects ArcGIS Server

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in India has selected ESRI ArcGIS Server technology as its citywide GIS enterprise management solution. It will integrate images, detailed maps, and property-level maps and link them to a wide range of enterprise data used for various city functions.

ESA States open Sentinel data policy

ESA Member States have approved the new principles for the Sentinel Data Policy. The Sentinels comprise five new missions being developed by ESA specifically for the operational needs of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme (GMES). The new data policy ensures free-of-charge access to all Sentinel data as well as the products generated via the Internet to anyone interested in using them, mainly for GMES data use but also for scientific and commercial use.

Monitoring rhinos geospatially

The Assam forest department in India has decided to prepare the database of every rhino found in the state’s national parks for a better understanding of the prized animal. GIS and GPS will be used to monitor the rhinos at the parks on a day-to-day basis. The database will include details like date of birth, body structure, behaviour and its area of movement, among others.

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