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EVC named authorized reseller of DigitalGlobe products

East View Cartographic (EVC) has signed an agreement with DigitalGlobe to be an Authorized Reseller of DigitalGlobe’s high resolution commercial imagery.

Geodexy available for BlackBerry

Spatial Networks has released its mobile data collection Web service, Geodexy. It is a Web service for gathering information about one or more locations where users can quickly create custom forms, download them to any Windows Mobile™ or Blackberry™

device and collect information quickly.

RapidEye partners with Sovzond, agreement with MDA

RapidEye has partnered with Sovzond, Moscow who will be their distributor for satellite imagery in Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, zbekistan,

Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. MacDonald, Dettwiler and ssociates

Ltd. (MDA) will be the sole supplier of direct downlink solutions for

RapidEye’s international ground station customers.

APS 7.2 released

Groupe Alta has released version 7.2 of its professional Alta Photogrammetry Suite (APS) with new and improved functionalities.

GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets jumped 178.6% in ‘08

According to Berg Insight, global shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/

WCDMA handsets jumped 178.6 % in 2008 to 78.0 million units. It is forecasted to reach 770 million units in 2014.

STAR-APIC launches Elyx Mobile

The STAR-APIC Group has launched Elyx Mobile, the PDA solution that enables a user to integrate, consult and update vector and raster data directly in the field. It will be of interest to local authorities, public services, scientists, utility network managers, police and emergency services and those working in agriculture.

Hemisphere GPS introduces the A21™ GPS Antenna

Hemisphere GPS has released A21 Antenna, designed to maintain its tracking of GPS and differential correction signals even in environments of electrical“noise” and interference which can compromise the performance of an antenna.

Magellan ships 3 new PNDs

Magellan announced the release of three PNDs: RoadMate 1470,

RoadMate 1440 and RoadMate 1340.

Leica TM30 High Precision Sensor

The Leica TM30 Sensor by Leica Geosystem is designed for high precision measurements to ensure that even the smallest movement in all monitoring applications is detected. It integrates seamlessly with Leica GeoMoS software to create a proven monitoring system.

JAXA opens new STAR office

The Japanese space agency, JAXA, has opened a new office on its Sagamihara Campus for its STAR (Satellite Technology for the Asia Pacific Region) program. The office will be used to develop small satellites with researchers and engineers of space organisations in the Asia Pacific. The program of work calls for a scoping survey for a 300-500 kg satellite called EO-STAR, and the development of a 50 kg experimental satellite called Micro-STAR.

DigitalGlobe announces Singapore Ground Station

DigitalGlobe has signed an agreement with the National University of

Singapore to allow the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) to receive high-resolution imagery from its WorldView-1 satellite and WorldView-2 upon its launch in 2009.

SeaZone marine data software

SeaZone has launched GeoTemporal, a software solution for the management of marine information by allowing easy import, processing and presentation of marine data from multiple sources and creating standard formatted data.

Maponics releases International Neighbourhood Boundaries data

Maponics LLC has launched Maponics International Neighbourhood Boundaries. First released in beta earlier this year, this specialised spatial dataset will include neighbourhoods for approximately 100 cities in over 15 European Union countries by the end of 2009.

1st Touch Enterprise Platform

1st Touch has launched an enterprise application platform that can create, manage and synchronise mobile applications across an organisation. It is aimed at any company that needs to control and support the activities of field-based or remote operatives such as salespeople, knowledge workers, service engineers or field teams.

ERDAS releases new products

ERDAS Inc. has released ERDAS Software 2009, Version 9.3.2, featuring the complete portfolio of Geospatial Business Systems. This includes new releases of ERDAS IMAGINE®, LPS, ERDAS

ER Mapper, and ERDAS Extensions for ArcGIS, ERDAS APOLLO and ERDAS Image Web Server.

SOKKIA adds RTK functionality to GSR1700 CSX L1 GNSS receiver

SOKKIA TOPCON has added RTK functionality on the GSR1700 CSX L1 GNSS Receiver. The AdVanceTM L1- RTK engine achieves initialization in seconds. It uses of all available singlefrequency satellite signals—GPS, GLONASS, and SBAS.

Topcon Reference Station Network Equipment for Shandong in China

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) shall supply GNSS receivers and software for Shandong Province Continuously Operating Reference Station Network (SDCORS). The network shall provide full coverage of Shandong Province of China with network RTK capability thereby improving and modernizing its surveying infrastructure.

TPS to provide receivers for CMONOC

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) shall supply GNSS receivers for the Crustal Movement Observation Network of China (CMONOC). The project was established by the China Earthquake Administration to monitor crustal deformation and to predict earthquakes using GNSS technology.

Land Nav Systems for South Korean infantry vehicle

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by Korean military systems and vehicle manufacturer Doosan DST Co., Ltd. to deliver inertial navigation units for the Republic of Korea’s new K21 infantry fighting vehicle.

OnPOZ introduces ArcPad extension for post-processing GNSS receivers

OnPOZ Precision Positioning has released a free ArcPad extension that allows GNSS post-processing. The free GNSS Driver seamlessly logs real-time positions, metadata, and all GNSS observations to increase the reliability and accuracy of GNSS positions by post-processing ESRI Shapefiles.

Search and Visualization Capabilities for the DOD and Federal Customers

NCI, Inc., Google Inc. and Next Tier Concepts it has been awarded an extension to its technology demonstration task order for the US Strategic Command to develop search and geospatial visualization capability for key Federal customers.

At a Glance

►Google Maps project raises privacy concerns in Finland

►Google camera car blocked by residents of Buckinghamshire, UK.

►4CTechnologies has added GIS services to their suite of professional service offerings.

►The Australian Spatial Information Business Association (ASIBA) will be known as the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA).

►ASPRS Announces Nicole Wayant as 2009 Winner of The Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship

►Boundary Solutions, Inc. has been issued “Change Layer” patent


►Leica TS30 High Precision Total Station by Leica Geosystems

►Leica GeoMoS software upgraded to version 5.0.

►Symmetricom’s SyncServer S300/S350 SAASM NTP Network Time Server meets GPS security requirements of the U.S. DoD.

►The Egyptian National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) lifts ban on consumer GPS products.

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