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Bentley announces two commercial innovations for software as a service

SELECT Open Access enables greater project agility through unrestricted access to Bentley’s portfolio of information modeling applications – unencumbered by conventional software procurement cycles. Bentley’s new MANAGE services offering facilitates the provisioning, rapid deployment, and operation of Bentley’s Project Wise collaboration services and Asset Wise asset information management services in a hybrid cloud services environment.

OS OpenSpace SDK for Android

The new free mapping software development kit (SDK) enables developers to quickly and easily add detailed Ordnance Survey maps to mobile applications, with its launch further cementing the prominence of location-based mobile applications in the smartphone market. The SDK automatically enables access to the range of high quality datasets available within the OS OpenSpace, OS OpenSpace Pro and OS OnDemand WMTS API. France offers Arab nations geospatial systems France has recently made efforts to sell geospatial satellite systems to countries throughout the Persian Gulf region, as an integral component to its defense strategy. After having already reached an agreement with the United Arab Emirates, United Press International reports that French government officials are now looking to strike up a deal with Saudi Arabia. www.

GeoCalc SDK by Blue Marble

Blue Marble Geographics has released of a fully managed .NET version of the GeoCalc 6.6 software development kit. Its geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, governmental and university organizations.

ALTUS introduces the GIS-1

Altus Positioning Systems is expanding its line of GNSS surveying products with the introduction of the GIS-1, a versatile PDA for data collection and geolocation. It integrates modern wireless technologies on a rugged Windows® Mobile platform for effective portable computing for mobile survey applications.

OS International agreement with Kingdom of Bahrain

Ordnance Survey International has announced the signing of a five-year Specialist Advisory Framework Agreement with the Survey and Land Registration Bureau (SLRB) of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The agreement provides an opportunity for both organisations to work together collaboratively on a number of projects, the first of which will be the development of a new long-term strategy, which will support SLRB in continuing to develop its role as the authoritative cadastral and mapping authority for Kingdom of Bahrain.

3D mapping for subways, indoor facilities

The V-World 3D mapping project was first launched nearly three years ago by Korea’s transport ministry with the goal of providing high-resolution maps to the public through an open platform. The 3D mapping service is now going underground to tackle Seoul’s vast network of subway stations. A side-by-side comparison view of the 3-D spatial map of Seoul City Hall Station shows that every detail and step has been taken into account. The indoor mapping service also hopes to enable audio directions for individuals with visual impairments so they can better navigate through one of the world’s largest subway systems. The 3D maps continue to be updated using highly precise laser measurements and video footage.

Delhi State Map prepared by Survey of India unveiled

Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India recently unveiled the English and Hindi versions of Delhi State Map prepared by Survey of India in the presence of Dr. Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India. The map has attracted lot of interest and enthusiasm from the visitors. According to the Surveyor General of India, SOI has taken initiative for generation of maps on 1:10k scale for the entire country. Topographical mapping proposed to be carried out by SOI is next level of GIS-Asset for National GIS project and the basis for National GIS version-2.0.

SOI and Tele Atlas Kalyani India agreement

Government of India has formally approved the strategic agreement between Survey of India (SOI) and Tele Atlas Kalyani India Ltd. The agreement allows Tele Atlas Kalyani India to release the first Survey of India-approved digital maps and custom map content within the public domain for commercial use in a range of navigation and location-based solutions in the mobile, internet, automotive, personal navigation system and enterprise markets.

Philippines for literacy mapping

Agencies pledged their support to the Department of Education (DepEd) as they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for their support for the conduct of the Regional Literacy Mapping (RLM) in the Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR). The RLM is a datagathering tool by way of conducting a survey of all Indigenous Peoples (IP) and non-IP learners, out-of-school youth and adults, purposely to determine the situation of education and literacy in the region with a special focus on IP Education.

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