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MapInfo Delivers OGC Compliance

MapInfo Corporation the announced that its MapXtreme® family of products has been certified as fully compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) OpenGIS® WMS Specifi cations.

Applanix Releases POSPac LAND 5.0

Applanix announced the release of its latest data post-processing software specifi cally developed for the challenges of land-based mobile survey operations—POSPac LAND 5.0. Confi gured for use with its industry-leading POS LV (Position and Orientation System – Land Vehicles), the new software is designed to take advantage of the powerful, tightly-coupled inertial/GPS engine to provide new levels of performance while operating in a land environment.

It also annmounced that Wuhan University, one of the largest universities in China, has purchased its POS AV 510 . The university’s School of Remote Sensing Information Engineering will be using the system on its RC30 aerial camera to expand its geodetic surveying, remote sensing and GIS data acquisition capabilities for geospatial research.

Topcon announces GPT- 7000i Imaging Total Station

Topcon’s GPT-7000i Imaging Total Station is a full-featured total station that houses the innovation of a built-in camera mounted coaxially with the instrument telescope. This instrument offers new possibilities for surveyors that are not feasible with any other instrument, including direct visualization of stakeout points, visual blunder detection and a “telescope view” record of the survey work that has been done.

Portable GPS With XM WX Satellite Weather

Garmin International, Inc. has announced the GPSMAP 376C — a portable GPS navigator that can display graphical XM WX Satellite Weather data directly on the unit’s display like NEXRAD radar, storm cells, wind speeds, surface temperatures, forecasts, and more than a dozen other weather attributes. The weather data is the same leading sitespecifi c, analytical weather technology and data provided to professional meteorologists across the USA

Atmel and u-blox release indoorcapable GPS signal tracking

Atmel and u-blox AG have announced a new GPS weak signal tracking technology, called SuperSense. With this new GPS software, accurate GPS navigation becomes possible in building interiors, deep urban canyons, covered roads and other locations where GPS reception has previously been impossible. Previously such areas prevented effective GPS navigation due to systems’ inability to effectively receive faint GPS tracking signals.

ESRI launches ArcGIS 9.1

ESRI has announced that ArcGIS 9.1 is now available. ArcGIS 9.1 is a full release of ArcGIS Desktop (ArcReader, ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo), ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, and ArcSDE. In addition, it is the main vehicle for the release of Network Analyst on the ArcGIS platform.

LPS V8.7 Service Pack 2 – ADS40 update

Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping, has announced the release of LPS V8.7 Service Pack 2 (SP2) – ADS40 Update. The update provides users the ability to process images captured with the Leica ADS40 Airborne Digital Sensor. Concurrently released are updates for Leica GPro and ORIMA Orientation Management Software. These releases work together to facilitate a complete digital workfl ow in LPS using ADS40 data.

Latest version of Geomatica 9 released

PCI Geomatics has announced the newest release of Geomatica 9, Version 9.1.7. This update offers significant enhancements to its renowned orthorectifi cation and mosaicking capabilities. New features include an improved accuracy of PCI Geomatics’ Rational Functions (RPC) modeling for multiple-image blocks.

It also announced an extended partnership with GeoTango by becoming a global distributor of SilverEye, a software solution designed to extract 3D information from a single image, which uniquely builds 3D models and can obtain 2D and 3D measurements using only a single satellite or aerial image. Building textures can be applied using information from the imagery, employing a texture library or from ground photographs.

Asian developer maps software to location services

An Asian software company has developed a new application for accessing location-based services on Symbian-based cellphones. Called NavFone, the software was developed by Agis, a Singapore-based company. Users can download it from the company’s Web site and install it on cellphones like the Nokia 6600 and 6630. The software includes a directory map of the island-state, together with addresses of places such as restaurants, banks, roads, malls and churches.

Navman iCN 520 satellite navigation system

New Zealand-based Navman entered the satellite navigation market with. the launch of its iCN 520 model. Designed mainly for in-car use, the new model is based on a touch screen system. Featuring a black fi nish and comes pre-installed with the latest TeleAtlas maps, it run on the SmartST 2005 Navigation software that is indispensable when it comes to fi nding points of interest, streets, and postcodes.


Trimble introduces new features for RealWorks Survey Software

Trimble has introduced a new version of RealWorks Survey software for surveyors and engineers that leverages the rich point-cloud data set provided by today’s advanced 3D laser scanners. The new software version incorporates a series of new precision tools and features for civil survey, building, heritage, forensic and other applications, allowing surveyors to produce 2D and 3D information for direct output or export to AutoCAD or MicroStation software design packages.


Antrix Corporation signs MoU with ERDAS India

Antrix Corporation Limited has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with ERDAS India.

Private Limited, Hyderabad for development of an interface software which will enable integration of CARTOSAT-1 Satellite Data products with Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS) and ERDAS Imagine Software Package. The CARTOSAT-1 satellite, which was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation on 5th May 2005 provides stereo data suitable for advanced and large scale mapping applications with its two panchromatic cameras having spatial resolution of 2.5 meter. The data is also a source for generation of Digital Terrain Models (DTM)/Digital Elevation Models (DEM).

BAE SYSTEMS signs international distributor agreement with ICS

BAE Systems has signed an International Distributor Agreement with International Computer Systems (London) Ltd. (ICS), to distribute its Geospatial Exploitation Products (GXP) in Jordan and UAE through sister companies in Amman and Dubai. The distributor agreement with ICS extends BAE Systems’ commitment to involve international partners to distribute its photogrammetry and image analysis software, which includes SOCET SET(R) and SOCET GXP(TM).


Intermap announces new contracts

Intermap Technologies, has announced new contracts for its digital topographic mapping data totaling more than US$2.6 million. Intermap, in conjunction with Aero-Metric reported that the two companies have received a followon contract to map additional areas in the state of Alaska. AERO-METRIC is an U.S. based aerial photography, surveying and geo-spatial services fi rms. Following from the previous successes with the Department of the Interior, the Intermap/Aero-Metric team has once again been selected to collect and process data for the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA).

NAVTEQ acquires South Korean map provider

NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has acquired PMI, a South Korean digital map company, for $28.5 million. With the purchase, NAVTEQ now has a local presence in South Korea and a digital map product available to service the dynamic Korean market.

GIS for Philipines National Transmission Corporation

ESRI announced that Geodata Systems Technologies, Inc. (GSTI), its distributor in the Republic of the Philippines, has won a contract worth more than $600,000 to implement a GIS-based assets management system for Districts 1 and 2 of the National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO). TRANSCO is responsible for electrical transmission for the country’s National Power Corporation.

China Plans Woman In Space By 2010


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