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Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Garnet Daus

With the implementation of a new application, the nine counties within the United States Attorneys Office (USAO), Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will be able to
share criminal data in their jurisdictions, simply by logging onto the Internet.Read how they do it.

Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Preetha Pulusani

This letter is in response to the article titled “OGC: Near The Tipping Point” by Dave Sonnen.

As a long-time member of the geospatial community and an ongoing advocate of OGC and open standards, I was extremely disappointed to read Mr.Sonnen’s article.I
won’t waste your time and mine in addressing all of the things that are vague, superficial, irresponsible, unsubstantiated, and basically wrong about this article - many of
my colleagues have already detailed these very astutely.On the other hand, I would like to point out some very important facts about OGC’s tremendous accomplishments
through the years so that you can assess for yourself its value to the community as a whole.

Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Dr. Michael Sanderson

David Sonnen kindly invited comment on his powerful article as Laser-Scan has played a key role in the recent Interoperability initiative with Autodesk, Intergraph, and
MapInfo.I have the following contribution to make:

There are 3 key points raised in Sonnen’s piece as far as Laser-Scan is concerned.They are: Customers, Interoperability, and Open Source.Sonnen starts with Open
Source (the GRASS initiative) and I will conclude with it.

Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Dr. Christopher Tucker
Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Chris Bradshaw

Autodesk responsds to comments made by David Sonnen on the OGC.

Saturday, November 1st 2003
by Joe Francica

GIS companies showed modest growth during the prior quarter with Intergraph and MapInfo indicating steady progress on their balance sheets.Cautious optimism is the prevailing outlook with neither company wanting to overstate their hopes for a better 2004.Trimble Navigation far exceeded estimates with strong growth in their Field Serives product division.

Wednesday, October 29th 2003
by Hal Reid

The corporate real estate industry is in flux.Do they understand how to leverage today’s location-based technology.CRE 2010 is an initiative that may put them on the right track.Read contributing editor, Hal Reid’s (MCR) insights into the world he knows and loves so well.But he asks, “Do they know the Power of Place.”

Monday, October 27th 2003
by Directions Staff

Wildfires burning for days merged into walls of flame stretching for miles across parts of Southern California on Sunday causing death and destruction.Air travel has been disrupted across the nation.Over the weekend, more than 7,000 firefighters fought ten major fires in southern California, one large cluster in the San Diego area and another about 100 miles north in mountainous areas north of Los Angeles.The satellite image, covering southern California show the fire hotspots and smoke plumes over the region.

Friday, October 24th 2003
by Richard Serby

The September unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1%.There were 18,000 new jobs created during the same period.Some new jobs created and other
jobs lost.GIS was one of the winners.IT, generally, remains unstable.Read more about the current job outlook.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2003
by Joe Francica

MapInfo recently announced the introduction of their Insurance Decision Solution Suite (IDSS), a mapping and risk management solution for the insurance industry.
Directions Magazine Editor-in-Chief spoke with Simon De La Hoyde, Strategic Market Manager, Telecoms, Insurance and Retail for MapInfo from his office in the
UK, to determine the specifics of what the risks can be avoided in policy underwriting using spatial technology

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