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Hemisphere partners sponsorship of The Green Miles project

From December 2008 through October 2010, Arjen van Eijk and Florian Dirkse of the Netherlands will set sail on an adventure and produce a documentary targeted at raising awareness about the critical role oceans play in our world’s climate. To accomplish the “Care for the Ocean” mission, Hemisphere GPS and its partners Saderet and Nautikaris have donated navigation equipment.

Topcon adds GIS data collection to GPS Handheld

Topcon Positioning Systems has announced a GIS data collection kit for the new Topcon GMS-2 Pro, a GISGPS handheld receiver that features an integrated laser rangefinder, 50-channel dual-constellation tracking, an integrated digital camera, and an electronic compass.

Leica Geosystems

…partners with Maptek

Leica Geosystems’ Spatial Solutions Division has selected Maptek, a mining technology developer, to supply a long range laser scanner and associated mine scanning software to be sold under the Leica brand.

…introduces the CrossCheck service

which is a web based service for GPS/GNSS reference network coordinate calculation, integrity monitoring and deformation monitoring.

…announces Ultra High-Speed, Phase Scanner

Leica HDS61 00, an ultra-high speed laser scanner for many as-built survey applications.

…releases Leica GNS Spider V3.2

offers a versatile solution for GNSS Infrastructure and Network RTK. It will allow any manufacturers rover systems that follow the RTCM standards to seamlessly use both networked and single base GPS & GLONASS correction data.

…MobileMatriX supports 4 GNS constellation

Version 3.1 of Leica MobileMatriX supports the new Leica Geosystems instrument series FlexLine and GPS1200+, as well as ESRI ArcGIS 9.3, and Microsoft Vista.

GPS-Photo Link Express series introduced

GeoSpatial Experts has introduced GPSPhoto Link Express Series, a consumer edition of its photo-mapping software. It runs on both desktop and laptop computers and is compatible with any handheld GPS receiver and digital camera, including iPhone 3G.

Flight schedule information available via new GPS service

OAG has partnered with NAVITIME Japan Co., Ltd., for GPS navigation service easy access to flight schedules and the latest updates on flight arrivals and departures. It is available for both mobile and web interfaces within each of NAVITIME’s U.S. and European service areas.

Sidwell and Pictometry partnership

The Sidwell Company and Pictometry International have signed an agreement allowing Sidwell offerings to include Pictometry Intelligent Images. These images are captured using a proprietary process, and are utilized in a digital format by assessment and public safety professionals.

Bentley’s “Be Employable” initiative provides free software, training

Bentley Systems has launched an initiative to help outplaced AEC and geospatial professionals update and upgrade their technology skill sets. Be Employable is an addition to Bentley’s Be Careers Network that provides free access to Bentley’s software portfolio and training, as well as the ability to earn learning units from the Bentley Institute, its training organization. A learning unit is earned for each hour of self-paced or instructor-led learning content completed. The participants are expected be better positioned as candidates for employment opportunities and able to deliver greater value to their new employers.

Infotech and VolkerWessels Telecom agreement

Infotech Enterprises, India has signed a three year agreement, through Infotech Enterprises Benelux BV with Volker Wessels Telecom. It will enable Infotech to provide service in Telecommunications Engineering to telecommunications industry worldwide.

Garmin to offer optional pedestrian content in new nüvi line-up

Garmin introduced the nüvi 1200 and 1300 Series with pedestrian navigation capability enabled through optional “CityXplorer” maps. These maps, based on the NAVTEQ Discover City data, are available for select tourist destinations in both North America and Europe.

Infrastructure Modeling Software by Autodesk

It helps users in utilities, telecommunications organizations and government agencies improve the design and management of their infrastructure.

Raytheon Anti-Jamming Antenna System

A subsidiary of Raytheon Company has received a U.S. Air Force contract for initial production of the GPS Advanced Digital Antenna Production system. The system protects GPS-based navigation and precise timing systems from deliberate jamming and accidental

Outback Sts™ and Outback S3 software by Hemisphere GPS

Outback Sts, the latest addition to the situational awareness and data management tools from Outback Guidance® introduced. Now, Outback S3 software release version 2.11, the new supplemental software release for the Outback S3™ is available.

Magellan and Carlson Software partnership. Magellan ProFlex 500

Magellan Professional and Carlson Software have teamed to pursue Machine Guidance and Control opportunities using Magellan GNSS receivers and Carlson software. It has also launched new dual-frequency GNSS Receiver – the ProFlex™ 500.

Macao Electrical Utility selects Intergraph

Companhia de Electricidade de Macau- CEM, S.A. (CEM), has selected the Intergraph® InService outage management system (OMS) to speed response and service restoration from power outages by up to 33% .

EUROCONTROL contract with GMV

The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation – EUROCONTROL CNS Research Area has renewed the GNSS support contract with GMV.

Data Off The Shelf

AAMHatch’s new data mart, Data Off The Shelf, provides information about datasets, including terrain and contours, ortho photos, oblique imagery and 3D city models.


…R8 GNSS System

comes with innovations in Trimble R-Track™ technology including RTK Signal Prediction™ technology, RTK correction compression and GNSS architecture.

It also features capabilities to customize, remotely configure, and connect to base and rover receivers from the office.

…adds new Rugged Tablet PC

as part of its surveying product portfolio offering flexibility to surveyors by providing a large screen display PC designed for rugged field work.

…VRS Network Solution VRS™

network solution – Trimble VRS3NET™ software, which provides users with a suite of tools for creating and managing a VRS network that is designed to support current and future GNSS constellations.

…Data Capture and Analyst Software

Trident-3D™ data capture software and analyst software 4.4 for mobile mapping applications that will integrate with the Trimble G360 camera.

Groupe Alta and IMT partnership

Groupe Alta and Integrated Mapping Technologies, Inc. (IMT) announced their alliance to integrate Web diffusion solutions and recurrent aerial acquisition programs to streamline distribution of high-precision geospatial data in BC, Canada.

SuperGIS Server Beta releasing in March

SuperGeo Technologies will release the Beta version of its first enterprise application server software, SuperGIS Server, by the end of March.

Blue Marble releases GeoCalc 6.4

Blue Marble Geographics has released an update to its coordinate conversion engine – GeoCalc.

Geographic Imager 2.1 for Adobe Photoshop

Avenza Systems Inc., announced the release of Geographic Imager 2.1 for Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4.

TerraGo agreement with Trimble

TerraGo® Technologies, has signed a Mapping and GIS business partner agreement with Trimble.

ERDAS new suite of ArcGIS extensions

ERDAS announced a new suite of extensions that operate with Stereo Analyst® for ArcGIS, available for ArcGIS 9.3. These extensions form a production set of tools aimed at assisted feature collection and terrain editing.

Digital pen and paper technology

Thiess Constructions digital pen and paper technology – Capturx, has sped up GISbased work plans. It can speed up a range of paper-based workflows, including inspections, service requests, change order and more.

Memex integration with Oracle

Memex, Inc., announced the integration of its search and analysis solutions with Oracle GIS modelling and mapping technology.

Latest Geo-Imaging software by PCI

Geomatica 10.2 is the latest version of PCI’s image-centric desktop software, emphasizing automation and productivity for turning spatial data into information.

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