Directions Magazine conducted an extensive interview with one of the key software principals of Intergraph Corporation, Dr.Ignacio Guerrero, who is Vice
President of Development for the Mapping and Geospatial Solutions Division.Dr.Guerrero spoke at length about the improvements in Oracle9i in addition to the
collision he sees approaching between the topology that Oracle is building into Oracle10i and Laser-Scan’s Radius topology.Read more about where he sees spatial
databases heading…only in Directions Magazine.
Dr.Munroe of Integras, a division of Claritas, Inc., provides a plan of attack for retailers who develop multi-channel networks.However, he offers this caution: “No methodology or system can completely consider the large number of
confounding factors that enter into the development equation between the time networks are planned and real estate secured.” Read more to find out his recommended strategy…only in Directions Magazine!
MapInfo’s recent announcement about its acquisition of Thompson Associates signals a somewhat new direction for the company as it moves more fully into the customer relationship managment business where location technology is needed.Chief Operation Officer, Mike Hickey, was interviewed about the move that will absorb Thompson’s assets completely into the aCRM business unit.
In a move to further advance its competitive position in providing geospatial solutions to state-level departments of transportation (DOT), Bentley Systems
announced that it had acquired TransDecision’s DOT division.The purchase will allow Bentley’s Linear Data Management Solution (LDM) to incorporate
TransDecision’s Linear Referencing System Extensions (LRSx) and more completely address the analytical needs of the transportation management workflow.Read more about how the Bentley will now be organized to bring a strong focus to the DOT market.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, announced that it has executed an agreement to acquire Infrasoft Corporation, a
global software and services company with operations based in the United Kingdom.In a separate announcement, Bentley will acquire TransDecision’s DOT division including the Linear Referencing System Extensions (LRSx) software.
MapInfo made a major announcement on January 6th with the acquisition of Thompson Associates for approximately $13 Million.The AnySite Software Division is also included in this purchase.Directions will have more on this story in the Wednesday Digest Newsletter.
The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.