Tsunami Disaster Mapping Portal

DM Solutions Group (Canada) and the University of Ottawa (Canada) have released a Tsunami Disaster Mapping Portal (DMapP). This interactive, internet-based infrastructure provides free access to current and historical spatial data for short-term emergency needs, as well as for post-disaster supplies distribution, rehabilitation planning and infrastructure restoration. The targeted data portal was quickly created thanks to the use of Open Source technologies. The Laboratory for Applied Geomatics and GIS Science (LAGGISS) at the University of Ottawa was instrumental in helping obtain and integrate space shuttle and satellite observations. Universities in Thailand and Japan have already contributed high-quality pre and post-tsunami... (read more)
2005-03-07 12:00:00

Earthquake and Tsunami Support

ESRI (CA, USA) and its international distributors are supporting response to the recent Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster by working with government agencies and disaster relief organisations to provide GIS resources including software, spatial data warehousing and management, Web hosting, emergency response GIS applications etc. Software, temporary keycodes, technical support and other assistance are available within 24 hours of request. ESRI support includes locating, organising and building spatial datasets and spatial data libraries, creating static maps for download, making available online mapping services from Geography Network, meeting journalistic mapping needs with new content for MapShop and providing emergency software... (read more)
2005-03-07 12:00:00

Topcon GNSS Reference Station System

In response to the increasing demand for reliable fixed GNSS reference station systems, Topcon (CA, USA) has introduced TopNET CORS, offering 24-hour satellite coverage with GPS+ for tracking of both GPS and GLONASS satellites. The new system supports a variety of applications such as land surveying, construction layout, automated machine control, GIS data exchange and agricultural control systems. The reference station software suite is designed to operate with a series of new TopNET products and the system can be easily expanded from a single site to complex networks covering extensive geographical areas. The product provides complete system security by placing... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

VP Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping

Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping (GA, USA) has appointed Jim Farley vice-president business development. Mr Farley has spent more than twenty years in the information technology industry in both mainstream IT and GIS, working in the public and private sectors and in academia. For the past four years, he has been senior product manager at Oracle, where he led spatial product initiatives. Before joining Oracle, Jim Farley served both as professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas and as technical director at the university’s Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies. He received a Smithsonian... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Airborne I Offers 3D LiDAR Tools

Airborne 1 Corporation (CA, USA) now distributes QT Modeler and QT Reader, two developments from John Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab (APL) that enable visualisation of high-resolution 3D LiDAR data. The design is based on enhanced data structures using 3-D chips originally intended for the PC gaming market, and on extensive response from LiDAR professionals. The products do not require underlying CAD or GIS platforms yet can process models of up to 200 million points. Data formats for import/export comprise XYZ (ASCII), XYZI (with Intensity), LAS, GeoTIFF and raster floating point data. Additional features include line-of-sight and view-shed analysis, measuring... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

RaveGeo for ArcGIS

Idevio (Sweden) has made RaveGeo available for ArcGIS as an installable plug-in. RaveGeo is a product for compression and streaming of multi-resolution vector maps, enabling real-time viewing, analysing and processing of geographic objects. This is especially beneficial for spreading information from large vector databases within an intranet or over the internet. RaveGeo is available for ArcGIS products version 8.3 and higher. It also works with ArcIMS and with ArcGIS Engine for embedded GIS. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

ESRI Ships ArcGIS 9.0.1

ESRI (CA, USA) has released ArcGIS 9.0.1, the latest version of its integrated collection of GIS software products. The release extends the supported platforms for ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Engine and ArcIMS ArcMap Server from Windows-based operating systems to the Linux and Solaris platforms. It also updates the ArcIMS Web Map Service (WMS) Connector. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

GO! Sync for ArcPad

Tadpole-Cartesia (CA, USA) has launched GO! Sync for ArcPad, a new add-on for ESRI's ArcPad using ArcGIS 9.0 technology, with support for ArcGIS 8.X included. The software automates the process of synchronising new data between ArcSDE or Personal Geodatabases and shapefiles stored on handheld devices when docked or on-line. It is a seamless extension to ArcGIS. Tadpole-Cartesia will sell the system directly to the ESRI worldwide customer base. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

ESRI Agreement with Shell

Building upon a successful multinational enterprise contract signed four years ago, ESRI (CA, USA) and Shell International Exploration and Production (The Netherlands) have agreed to expand their relationship. The two companies have decided to implement a comprehensive agreement under which Shell and all its affiliates worldwide can access all ESRI software products. Dedicated Shell staff and a network of ESRI distributor technical support centres are to cover the multiple time zones of Shell's global business. Shell uses GIS technology to integrate and visualise complex business information from many different sources and to produce cartographic maps of its assets, operations and... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

MAPublisher v6.1 for Illustrator

Avenza Systems (Canada) announces the release of MAPublisher 6.1 for Adobe Illustrator, a software product for producing high-quality maps from GIS data. New functionality includes joining points based on attribute values, the ability to copy the coordinates of a known point location and the ability to rotate point symbols based on attribute data. It includes the very latest updates to the core FME library from Safe Software. The update is free to all current MAPublisher Maintenance Program subscribers and replaces the current shipping version of MAPublisher 6.03 for all new customers. (read more)
2005-03-10 12:00:00
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