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May 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS – GIS


EXPRESSMaps delivers detailed maps in 6 hours

Spot Image and Infoterra are launching to deliver detailed basemaps covering over three quarters of the Earth’s land surfaces. This service creates 1:50000 basemaps, which can be delivered electronically in just 6 hours. It is mainly aimed at civil protection agencies, military and humanitarian aid teams in crisis management situations.

New GIS Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping

MapAction published the first edition of its Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping which will help aid organisations to use geospatial tools and methods in their work in emergencies. There are tutorials for Google Earth and open-source GIS software.

eSpatial Web GIS as Software as a Service (SaaS)

eSpatial announced the full-function Web GIS as a SaaS, an intuitive, easy to use application to organize and understand complex business processes, answer questions etc. by looking at data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared as digital maps.

Geochemical workflow added to ArcGIS

Geochemistry for ArcGIS is available from Geosoft Inc. It will add a geochemical workflow to ArcGIS, enabling geoscientists to efficiently conduct their geochemical QA and analysis inside ESRI.

CDC Taiwan develops Disease Control GIS

Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Taiwan has developed a GIS system to monitor and control diseases and offer information to all medical organisations and the public. The system aims to present disease information through electronic maps for display and manipulation, and also includes the analysis of clustering diseases, which displays the regions and degrees of clustered infections for the work of disease prevention.

GeoSage’s new mosaic map

GeoSage, Australia has announced the release of near-global imagery mosaics on shaded relief and naturalcolour satellite imagery. Each mosaic map is a single large-sized, GIS-ready JPEG2000 file.

Fully automated crime analysis and visualisation solution

Pitney Bowes Business Insight has launched MapInfo Crime Profiler™ – which automates much of the statistical legwork that sits behind crime analysis and visualisation, allowing users to perform sophisticated analyses more quickly and easily. It is expected to play
a major role in helping improve policing effectiveness in the UK.

Xeric Design releases EarthDesk 4.6 for Windows

Xeric Design, Ltd. released the EarthDesk 4.6 for Windows, its real-time dynamic desktop map. It replaces the static desktop with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage.

Montgomery selects Sidwell to update its cadastral data

Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD) has selected The Sidwell Company to convert their cadastral-based GIS data to an ArcGIS Geodatabase platform and to provide an ESRI-based software solution for maintaining the cadastral GIS.

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