South American Ecosystems Atlas

Environmental Education for Primary Schools
The Ecosystems Atlas of South America and Antarctica is an educational programme for primary-school pupils. Software is distributed free to South American institutions that develop educational activities relating to the environment. The project is the result of successful collaboration between the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Vale do Parai­ba University, supported by the Bradesco, Vitae and Atech foundations. One of the outcomes of the first Conference on Remote Sensing Education, held in Balne¡rio Camboriu, Brazil in May 1997 was the Camboriu Document describing remote-sensing educational activities in the region. One major thing it noted was the lack of... (read more)
2007-09-19 12:00:00

Blom/Tele Atlas Agreement

Geographic information provider Blom ASA (Norway) and digital maps and dynamic content provider Tele Atlas have announced a five year agreement focused on speeding up the development of 3D city maps and elevation models and on creating imagery products for personal and in car navigation, Internet and mobile solutions users. The new partnership will give map users a more realistic view of the world and show them building details in the world\'s major cities. Under the terms of the agreement, Blom and Tele Atlas will work together on the development and delivery of 3D city maps and other features using... (read more)
2008-10-31 02:37:49

Solar Atlas of Berlin

Airborne Lidar in Renewable Energy Applications
Airborne Lidar has yet to become as ubiquitous as aerial imagery for GIS applications. But one important use has recently been identified. An online atlas of potential solar energy yield was created for the city of Berlin by measuring parameters such as roof area and slope, taking into account shadowing from vertical objects such as chimneys and masts. The atlas is freely accessible to home and business owners and the hope is that it will create more demand for photovoltaic and solar thermal panels. Display bigger mapInitial calculations for the German city of Berlin have suggested that about two-thirds of... (read more)
2010-02-24 03:45:41

Garmin Bid for Tele Atlas

Garmin Ltd. has announced a €2.3 billion ($3.3 billion) offer for Tele Atlas. Tomtom earlier made an offer of €2 billion for the company in July. Garmin has notified the supervisory and managing boards of Tele Atlas of its intention to make a public offer for all the outstanding shares of Tele Atlas N.V. on a fully diluted basis at an indicative offer price of €24.50 in cash per share. That implies an equity value for the company of $2.3 billion.   Garmin's intended offer is higher than the offer made by TomTom, the company notes: 15% higher than the offer... (read more)
2007-11-01 09:26:03

ALK Selects Tele Atlas Maps

ALK will use Tele Atlas maps and dynamic content in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The agreement gives ALK access to Tele Atlas' global digital map content and products, including content for more than 24 million points of interest (POIs) and additional map enhancement products that can further enrich the mobile device users\' navigation experience.     ALK's award-winning CoPilot GPS software makes every journey easier by delivering a fully integrated navigation solution for the mobile environment, with useful navigation-based services such as live local search and weather via the phone's mobile Internet connection.     (read more)
2009-06-18 03:00:21

Tele Atlas Enhances Digital Maps

Tele Atlas (The Netherlands) and GlobeXplorer (CA, USA) have signed a reseller agreement that enables Tele Atlas partners and customers to enhance the richness of their digital map-based applications by incorporating high- resolution aerial and satellite imagery into their solutions. Under the agreement, Tele Atlas will provide a single-source global data solution through which its partners and customers can use GlobeXplorer's ImageBuilder and ImageConnect worldwide imagery products to seamlessly build custom aerial, satellite and map viewing features into applications. Combined with Tele Atlas' highly accurate digital map data and dynamic content, applications and devices using GlobeXplorer's online images will be... (read more)
2006-11-27 12:00:00

Tele Atlas Delivers Asia Speed Profile

Tele Atlas, a provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, announce the availability of Tele Atlas Speed Profiles in Taiwan, the first complete historic speed product in Asia. Built with insight from local drivers, navigation system users can find the fastest routes and accurately estimate travel times. With Speed Profiles, drivers can make the best route choices that normally only well-informed locals would select and, in turn, save valuable time and money.     With congested roadways and ever-increasing travel times, users of mapping applications are seeking better ways to travel efficiently, minimise transportation costs... (read more)
2009-11-04 01:11:15

Atlas: a Window on the World

This is an exciting time for cartography. The volume of available geographic information continues to increase, from diverse sources and providers each with their own characteristics and quirks. One of the best ways to consolidate such data is in an atlas. Atlases are visual windows on our surroundings. Whether they offer views of the entire world or focus on small areas of interest, atlases offer a unique geographic perspective. Atlas Information System Turning the page of a printed atlas allows the reader to discover and explore distant places. Atlas information systems operate as a focal point for use and dissemination... (read more)
2006-01-10 12:00:00

Tele Atlas Extends Relationship with Infotech

Infotech Enterprises Limited (India), has announced that it has signed a new multi-year contract with Tele Atlas to provide extensive map database and software development services. The agreement builds on a relationship that started in 1994 and reflects Tele Atlas' continued confidence in Infotech's abilities to deliver high-quality database and software services and solutions.   Under the renewed agreement, Infotech will continue to deploy several hundred data conversion specialists to work on various projects for Tele Atlas. The new contract is designed to help lay a solid foundation for a process-driven relationship and focus on database and engineering innovation. Through... (read more)
2008-03-19 01:57:17

"One Planet Many People” Atlas Launched

The dramatic and, in some cases, damaging environmental changes sweeping planet Earth are brought into sharp focus in a new atlas launched to mark World Environment Day (WED). Produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), One Planet Many People: Atlas of our Changing Environment compares and contrasts spectacular satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones, some of which have never been seen before. The huge growth of greenhouses in southern Spain, the rapid rise of shrimp farming in Asia and Latin America and the emergence of a giant, shadow puppet-shaped peninsula at the mouth of the... (read more)
2005-06-06 12:00:00
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