Portfolio of Optical Survey Solutions

Spectra Precision has introduced new additions to its Spectra Precision Focus line of optical survey solutions. With the new additions, survey and construction professionals have more positioning instrument choices to meet their job requirements. The announcement was made at the Spectra Precision - Nikon Worldwide Distribution Conference held in Frankfurt (Germany). The Spectra Precision Focus line is to be showcased in Karlsruhe (Germany), at Intergeo 2009.   The Spectra Precision Focus  30 is a robotic total station providing high speed, accuracy and precision in measurement. The robotic instrument moves the power of the observer from the instrument to the range... (read more)
2002-09-22 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

LizardTech GeoExpress v5.0

LizardTech (WA, USA) has released GeoExpress version 5.0, with MrSID image processing software. The new version includes image re-projection from one to another coordinate reference system. ‘Area of interest’ encoding is also available, allowing specification of different compression ratios within one image or mosaic. GeoExpress JPEG 2000 encoding offers pre-defined image profiles (NPJE, EPJE) that ensure compliance with US Department of Defense image standards. Enhanced mosaic features enable any combination of supported input images into one seamless mosaic. The product is available in three versions: Unlimited Standalone, Bundled, and Lite. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Applanix Service Pack 1 for POSPac 4.2

Applanix (Canada) has released Service Pack 1 for its POSPac 4.2 post-processing software, aimed at airborne and land-based POS users operating a variety of sensors such as aerial cameras, LiDAR, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and vehicle-mounted terrestrial scanners. In addition to adding support for the latest release of POS AV Firmware V 3.1, a number of features have been incorporated. POSPac 4.2 Service Pack 1 is available to all current POSPac 4.2 users free of charge. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

ERM Updates Compression Software

ER Mapper (Australia) has updated its free image compression application to the new JPEG 2000 compression format, as well as to the ECW format. The free compressor allows 8-bit RGB and greyscale compressions into the ECW and JPEG 2000 formats for images up to 500MB. Larger images can be compressed with the ER Mapper application or by using the ECW JPEG 2000 Software Development Kit. Non-8 bit images or the compression of larger images requires ER Mapper 7, which features variable bit-depth and loss-less compression options. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Trimble S6 Total Station

Trimble (CA, USA) has introduced its S6 Total Station, an advanced surveying instrument based on a new design platform. The S6 will be available in three configurations: Servo, Autolock and Robotic. All components of the system can be upgraded. The cable-free system includes MagDrive servos and angle sensors, SurePoint accuracy assurance, and MultiTrack prism tracking. The MagDrive technology silently turns the instrument at more than 100 degrees per second to provide smooth control for precision pointing. SurePoint automatically corrects pointing and measurements in difficult conditions by guarding against sinking, vibration and incorrect handling after set-up. The new MultiTrack technology combines... (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

Digitising Indian Maps

The Government of India and Microsoft Research India have signed a memorandum of understanding for research collaboration under which the first project will concern a geographic information system to put India’s vast collection of satellite images, remote sensing data and other information about the country's terrain in digital form. This will make it available to the public in an easily understandable form. Microsoft Research India has recently opened a centre in Bangalore that will accommodate scientists to work on technologies for emergent software markets such as India, multilingual systems and other specialities. The new research centre will fund projects in... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Colorado Express and Colortrac

SCP Software Co. (Germany) has bundled its scan-to-print software Colorado Express with all Colortrac SmartLF large-format scanners. Since mid-2004 all scanners in Colortrac's enhanced series have been delivered with a Colorado Express license. The software is an easy-to-use starter kit for on-the-fly copying of large-format colour and black/white documents, generating high-quality output at top speed. For additional functionality, the company provides a smooth upgrade path. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

New BAE Sales Director Americas

BAE Systems (CA, USA) has named Mark E. Sarojak sales director for the Americas, representing GXP, the company’s line of Geospatial eXploitation Products. Mr Sarojak will report to Dan London, GXP vice-president sales and marketing, and will focus on expanding the US sales force and building an extensive distributor network in Latin America. He joined BAE Systems in 2002 as systems engineering manager/architect for SOCET GXP. Before joining BAE Systems, he worked as a software engineer and technical lead for various software development projects. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00
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