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Magellan introduces its CrossoverGPS

Magellan, enters the consumer driver space with its CrossoverGPS, it caters for road, hiking/off-road and nautical
navigation. It comes with high battery life and with a ruggedised sleeve to protect from drops and the map data comes
from Navteq.

Topcon GTS-750 and GMS-2 Pro introduced

Topcon Europe Positioning has released new total stations, the GTS-750 Series. It also released the GMS-2 Pro, an integrated distance meter, offset measurement, an image height/width measurement and a high level of mobility in the well known handy format of the GMS-2.

Leica Geospatial Imaging – Develops TAMS, Launches Leica ADE

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announces the development of a new Tactical Airborne Mapping Surveillance (TAMS) system. It is a platform agnostic, with a multi-sensor payload capable of in-theater fixed wing, helicopter and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS) deployment. It has also released Leica ADE, with the ability to handle Oracle 11g data. It contains web-based and mobile enterprise applications for editing Oracle Spatial data in both connected and disconnected environment.

Surrey Satellites Signup for 2008 Launch

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is to launch two new enhanced Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) satellites – Deimos-1, which was built for Deimos SL (Spain) and SSTL’s UK-DMC2 in the fourth quarter of 2008. Both will carry an enhanced version of the DMC wide area imaging system, providing 600km wide swaths of the Earth in three spectral bands at a ground resolution of 22-metres.

Earthmine Develops New Virtual Mapping System

Earthmine, has developed an original system that goes beyond street-level panoramic views, by georeferencing every pixel in the images — thereby allowing users to add georeferenced tags, measure buildings, build 3D models, and export this data into GIS and mapping systems.

GIS Wide Used in China

China’s self-developed GIS technology has been widely used in the spheres of land survey, mineral exploitation, water conservancy and many other aspects. The industry has registered 400 billion yuan in aggregate output value last year and hired more than 300,000 people, according to Zhong Ershun, deputy president of the China Association for Geographic Information System.

PCI Geomatics upgrades Geomatica Software

PCI Geomatics has announced the release of Geomatica 10.1.1. This release features notable enhancements to sensor support as well as additional functionality within the software. It also supports Kompsat-2, the high-resolution of Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).

Leica Reference Stations in Department of Sustainability & Environment in Australia

CR Kennedy, Leica Geosystems partner in Australia shall supply new Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) to Spatial Information Infrastructure of the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) in Victoria. The tender requested Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) equipment to support GPSnet modernization and densification. GPSnet is a cooperative network of 31 GNSS reference stations located across Victoria. providing static data for post processing to a comprehensive network providing both post and real time processing services. Modernization of GPSnet will increase the progress of migration to a GNSS CORS infrastructure capability. It will also be deployed into Victoria’s GPSnet as a part of the AuScope Geospatial Infrastructure to be installed over a 5 year
period (2007-2011) ultimately forming part of the nationwide GNSS CORS network of approximately 100 sites.

Applanix POS MV Technology for Arctic Survey Trip

Applanix announced POS MV™ will be working with nautical sensors aboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. The system will assist onboard marine echo sounder systems and other vessel sensors during bathometric mapping by accurately measuring sensor and ship positioning and orientation during data capture.

Trimble brings Pence-per-Day fleet management to Europe

Trimble has launched its wireless fleet productivity systems for the European commercial vehicle market. It utilizes
monitoring, mapping and reporting tools as well as wireless communications, messaging and automated workflow to
help fleet operators and field service providers.

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