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Thursday, October 23rd 2014
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...

-The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotation/Call for Participation (RFP/CFP)in the OGC Testbed 11 Interoperability Testbed.

Testbed 11 sponsors have documented interoperability requirements and objectives for this testbed activity. Organizations selected to participate in Testbed 11 will develop solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements...

Airbus Defence and Space and seismic multi-client acquisition and imaging specialists Spectrum Geo, have produced a joint study correlating natural oil seeps identified from radar and optical satellites with 2D seismic data to assist hydrocarbon exploration in the Adriatic Sea.

This unique study, timed to coincide with Croatia’s first offshore licensing round is also set to provide...

Tuesday, October 21st 2014
Esri | Redlands, CA

Esri today announced the release of its first commercial version of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework. This software development kit (SDK) joins Esri's impressive line of Runtime products, including iOS, Mac OS X, Android, Java, Qt, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET has been built as a new, shared API across native app platforms...

GIS solution was evaluated based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced that it was named a “visionary” in a report that analyzed commercial geographic information system (GIS) solutions supporting electric, water and gas utility networks from Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information...

- The OGC seeks comment on the charter for a new OGC Standards Working Group (SWG) being formed to develop an OGC standard – TimeSeriesML 1.0 – for the representation of time series observations data. This work is motivated by requirements in hydrology and meteorology, but the standard will be designed to be useful in any application that involves periodic sampling of spatially...

GeoCove, Inc. | Orlando, FL


--- Karyn Tareen, chief executive officer of Geocove, Inc., the Orlando firm that helps government agencies and private corporations prepare for disaster recovery with cutting edge mapping and assessment systems, spoke to more than 200 participants at the recent Central Florida Geographic Information Systems workshop.

Tareen had strong words of advice for the participants. Her...

NAC Geographic Products Inc. | Toronto, ON, Canada
Release of NACMAP Version 5.0 for Business Data Visualization and Mobile Assets Tracking

| Shepperton Studios, England
The launch of Pointfuse, the automated point cloud processing software from Arithmetica, attracted over 2,000 visitors at Intergeo. With three launch presentations each hour the audience was shown how Pointfuse provides a fast, precise, yet flexible way of converting laser scanned point clouds into highly accurate vector models. Visitors to Europe’s largest conference and trade fair...

GGP Systems,Ltd | Croydon, England
GIS company GGP Systems is launching a series of annual user group meetings to be held around the UK. The company has revamped their annual customer events with a new look agenda which includes an introduction to key personnel, demonstrations of new technology - including the recently launched GGP GIS 2014, as well as an introduction to INSPIRE the EU Directive for data sharing....

GeoLearn | Kansas MO

Distributor of surveying & geospatial instruments and software in Kansas City, Missouri chooses online education company for product training and human resource development


- Kansas City, MO- GeoLearn is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Griner & Schmitz, Inc. to provide customized product training for their customers.


"GeoLearn will provide video-based online...

| Toronto, Canada

NAC Geographic Products Inc.  announced the release of NACMMAP Version 5.0 - a standalone NAC enhanced business data mapping and real time assets tracking software.

The NAC enhanced mapping software can read data directly from online database servers, local database servers, Excel files, CSV files, its native UDF files, online created-on-fly files, etc. If the data changing in real...

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