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Hexagon Aims to Build a Smarter World

As the company gets ready to host the Hexagon 2011 Event, V1 editor Matt Ball spoke with company chief executive officer and president Ola Rollen about the status of the company’s integration, and the vision for what the company can become.
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Geospatial Technologies of the Mekong River

The river is managed in a unique way, owing to the Mekong River Commission that was established in 1957. Due to it’s long and winding course, serving the water needs of 60 million people within the basin, the river has been monitored, researched and continues to depend upon the use and applications of a broad range of geospatial and geomatic technologies.
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Rolta Makes a Strong Commitment to Open Geospatial Standards

Open Geospatial Consortium standards form the foundation of many large geospatial service companies, because of the many benefits. The OGC recently interviewed Mr. K.K. Singh, chairman, Rolta Group of Companies about their commitment to this strategy, and provided the interview for publication here.
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Trimble Navigation’s New Zealand Office Suffers Major Fire

Trimble Navigation’s Christchurch, New Zealand office was gutted by an overnight fire early this week. It took 40 firefighters to control the fire, and several were injured when a floor collapsed. The structure had been lightly damaged by the quake that hit February 22, and some repair work had been ongoing in the building.
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Jakarta Prepares Earthquake MicroZonation Map

The Jakarta government is preparing an earthquake microzonation map. The map, drafted together with the National Earthquake Map Revision (RPGN) team, is expected to serve as a guideline for earthquake detection and mitigation.
More on earthquake mapping 

Dubai International Airport Captured by DubaiSat-1

DubaiSat-1 has been transmitting satellite images of immense value to infrastructural development in the UAE, by providing spatial information essential to decision-making on urban and rural planning, transport, utilities, mapping, and environmental conservation.
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China Aims to Launch Eight Beidou Navigation Satellites by 2012

China has sent eight Beidou satellites into orbit, with the latest launched in April, said Ran Chengqi, director of China Satellite Navigation System management office at the second China satellite navigation academic annual meeting. Eight more will launch by 2012, and by 2020, about 35 satellites will form Beidou’s global satellite navigation system.
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GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) Technology Sold to China

The GXL system includes support for three commercial high resolution optical satellite sensors, and the ability to generate orthorectified tiled mosaic products at high speed using PCI’s multi-threaded and GPU enabled technology.
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NOAA, African/Indian Ocean States Partner on Indian Ocean Observations

The collaboration will support the collection of much-needed data and provide NOAA with shiptime from the region to improve weather forecasts and provide climate information. This agreement also fills the remaining gap of the Tropical Moored Buoy Array so that it spans the Pacific, Atlantic, and now Indian oceans.
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Pacific Hydro Taps the Power of GIS

Maja Barnett, GIS Co-ordinator at Pacific Hydro, estimates that over 95% of documents across the organisation have some sort of geospatial reference and has cited this as the reason for developing a system to spatially enable documents stored within SharePoint.
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Changes in Fugro’s Top Management

The Supervisory Board of Fugro N.V. announces that effective 2012 Fugro will be managed in accordance with a board-of-management model. The increased size of the company makes a more collective decision-making process and more delegation of operational tasks desirable for the ongoing development of the company. Fugro will depart from the CEO model, which has been in effect for many years.
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May 20, 2011
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SuperGIS Server 3 Pass OGC Compliance Test

Granted the official certification of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), SuperGIS Server 3 supports Web Map Service (WMS), Web Coverage Service (WCS), and Web Feature Service (WFS) standards, which are defined by OGC. These standards allow the map data from diverse resources to be seamlessly integrated on the Internet.

Alibre and 3D Systems – Complete Design and 3D Printer Bundle

Partnering with 3D Systems Corporation, the global leader and inventor of rapid prototyping and 3D printing solutions, Alibre now offers complete 3D design and 3D printing for creators, DIYers and businesses.


Depiction 1.3 is Now Available

This new version is the biggest upgrade yet, with new data sources, new drawing tools, improved performance and many other improvements. Read more about it below, or click here to purchase Depiction 1.3, or here to download it if you’re already a user.


MapInfo Professional GIS for Imagery Data

Each user of MapInfo Professional software may get free Data Visual Connector (DVC) application, which ensures access to tiled images of Landsat (resolution 15 m) and IRS (5.8 m) satellites, and detailed coverages of IKONOS (0.8 m) satellite for the territory of over 50 Russian cities.

Mapmaker AND Forms Joint Venture with Indian SatNav Mapmaker

AND today announced to set up a Joint Venture with SatNav Technologies. The Joint Venture gives AND the opportunity to further grow presence in an increasingly significant emerging market. AND will offer the digital map of India to existing and new customers all over the world.

Leica Active Assist: On-line Support in the Field

With Leica Active Assist support engineers can now directly connect to a customer’s field system and see exactly what the customer sees. For difficult support cases, the support engineer guides the customer quickly back to full productivity.

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