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Trimble announced that it has acquired privately-held ALK Technologies Inc. of Princeton, NJ, a provider in routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies.

The third ELMF held in Salzburg, Austria from 4-5th December 2012, has been hailed as the most successful yet with its focus on the use of LiDAR to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, asset management, 3D visualisation and GIS applications.

Careers in GIS


Just finished university and looking for a GIS job, but don’t know where to start? Or simply looking for some advice to better your current GIS skills? This is the book for you.

The 22 contributions collected together in this book consider the future of GIS and the web, focusing on the user’s experience rather than the latest technology.

Produced by Leica Geosystems, three (3) new educational videos provide an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of 3D laser scanning. Topics include how the technology works, applications & benefits, field and office aspects, and what options users have for taking advantage of this increasingly popular technology.

Bentley Systems announced the winners of the 2012 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure.

Trimble opened its 6th international users conference on Monday with more than 3,500 registered attendees from 80 countries around the world.

At SPAR Europe 2012 in The Hague, Leica Geosystems announced breakthrough features in Leica Cyclone and Leica TruView software that promise to extend the benefits of laser scanning into new markets, including daily plant operations, maintenance, and inspection activities.

This summer GEODIS, a geoinformation company in Central Europe, carried out detailed documentation along 125 km of the Elbe-Vltava watercourse using its own MOMAS mobile mapping system with a range of up to 300 m.

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