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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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