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Thursday, October 23rd 2014

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency made available Oct. 23 a public-facing website to assist U.S. and international relief efforts to combat the spread of the Ebola virus disease, providing unprecedented online access to its unclassified geospatial intelligence in support of lead federal agencies and partners. 

NGA’s efforts add important value to the support offered by...

| Seattle, WA

Oct. 22, 2014 - Redfin®, the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced its acquisition of Walk Score®, a leading provider of neighborhood information. The acquisition brings together two Seattle-based companies that share a passion for empowering consumers to make better decisions about where to live.

"We are thrilled to join forces with Walk Score," said Redfin CEO...

Camille Acey Named to Head Strategic Program

Oct 22, 2014 - Boundless, the world’s leader in enterprise Spatial IT solutions, today expanded its global presence with the announcement of new strategic international partners. These additional partners are part of the formalization of the Boundless Partner Program.

Along with this announcement, the company has promoted Camille E. Acey...

| Fairfax, VA

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has promoted Maxwell P. Chance, PE, to senior associate in the Richmond, Virginia, office. He has more than 15 years of engineering and project management experience in water/wastewater projects, as well as site/civil design projects for energy infrastructure clients.

Chance earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from...

bluesky International Limited | Coalville, Leicestershire, England
High resolution laser scanned height models may have revealed previously unrecorded First World War practice trenches. The LiDAR data, captured by aerial mapping company Bluesky, was commissioned by the UK’s Coal Authority as part of their research and development programme, which is looking at alternative ways to inspect mine entries in remote and rural areas. However on closer...

HERE, a Nokia business | Espoo, Finland

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced the appointment of Sean Fernback as President of HERE, Nokia's mapping and location intelligence business, and as a member of the Group Leadership team, with effect from November 1, 2014. Sean Fernback, who has been serving as Senior Vice President at HERE, is a trained engineer and a well-recognized technology expert with deep experience in the location,...

LiDAR Services, LLC | Las vegas, NV

October 22, 2014 – Las Vegas, Nevada - LiDAR Services, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, the wholly owned US subsidiary of LiDAR Services International, Calgary, Alberta, conducted an aerial LiDAR survey for TriMetals Mining Inc. in an area straddling the northern border of Nevada and Utah providing striking results for the gold and silver mining company.

The recently acquired LiDAR data at...

Geospatial Corporation | Pittsburgh, PA

Geospatial Corporation (PINKSHEETSGSPH) announced today that it has recently filed an amended S-1 Registration Statement. In addition, the Company has been approved for coverage in the Standard and Poor's S&P Daily News. The tentative publication date is October 23rd.

Mark Smith, Geospatial's CEO stated, "These are exciting times for Geospatial. We have successfully...

GeoDecisions | Philadelphia, PA, USA

Hany Hassaballa, E.I.T., a senior geographic information system (GIS) analyst with GeoDecisions based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wrote a paper published in Directions Magazine titled, "GIS is NOT a Load of Garbage," highlighting the use of GIS in solid waste operations. GeoDecisions is an information technology (IT) company specializing in enterprise geospatial solutions.

Written as...

| Louisville, KY

October 22, 2014  - The National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence, GeoTech, announces the completion of the update to the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) for the US Department of Labor. This nine month long process looked at more than 300 competencies for the geospatial industry comprising five different Tiers. Each Tier was reviewed by more than 200...

Envitia | Horsham, UK

Northern Ireland Water (NIW) have selected Envitia to provide a managed service which will automatically align their asset datasets to the positionally improved Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI®) large scale vector maps. Envitia will use their MapRite software as part of the service.

Following a programme of work in 2013 by OSNI® to redress the positional inconsistencies in...

U.S. Geological Survey | Reston, VA

Newly designed US Topo maps covering Alabama are now available online for free download

Oct 22, 2014 - US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off. Improvements to symbol definitions (color, line thickness,...

October 22, 2014 - Professional certification and the larger umbrella of credentialing is gaining traction in theGEOINT Community. Though professional certifications and designations have been around for some time in related fields such as GIS and remote sensing, a larger credentialing effort for the GEOINT Community has only just begun.

USGIF has a variety of credentialing efforts...

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

The GITA Board of Directors is exceptionally pleased to announce the following NEW and additional professional development opportunities for its members:

  • Under the auspices of the United Nations, GITA’s GECCo program will be used during an upcoming disaster preparedness and response workshop that will be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, November 10-14.  The UN and GITA expect this pilot...

Trimble Navigation Ltd | Sunnyvale, CA

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today FieldMaster Technician, a downloadable mobile application that empowers mobile workers in the field with advanced collaboration tools and the ability to access and update information in real-time for improved effectiveness.

FieldMaster Technician allows service organizations to optimize workflows and improve service delivery by getting...

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