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The new version of ESRI's StreetMap Premium, an enhanced street dataset that works with ESRI's ArcGIS software to provide geocoding, routing, and high-quality map display, includes expanded coverage and more licensing options. The enhanced dataset now gives users of ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop access to street data for the United States, Canada, and Europe that is tailored to their specific needs and geographic regions. ArcGIS is an integrated collection of geographic information system (GIS) software products, providing a platform to conduct spatial analysis, manage data, and serve cartographic information.

KOREC announces that Trimble's VRS iScope asset tracking service is now available as an upgrade option for all subscribers to the recently launched Trimble VRS Now Service in Ireland.

The Board of Directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has chartered a committee of the Board to specifically address the "spatial law and policy issues" which will influence development requirements of the Consortium's technology process. The Spatial Law and Policy Committee (SLPC) will be chaired by OGC director and Executive Committee member, Kevin Pomfret, and will be organized under board leadership as an educational forum to include both select member and community participation.

ERDAS announces Automate Your Imagery Registration, a free webinar on March 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. (EST).

3Dconnexion’s award-winning line of 3D mice can now be used to explore the 3D world in Google Earth 5.0, extending enhanced navigation control to the application’s newest features. With 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice, people using Google 5.0 can dive to the ocean depths, travel back in time with new historical imagery and visit Mars with greater control and ease for a more natural interaction with the content-rich 3D world.

DigitalGlobe, a provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions, announced that the WorldView-2 remote sensing instrument, provided by ITT Corporation’s Space Systems Division, has been integrated by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. into the WorldView-2 spacecraft and system-level testing has commenced. The third in DigitalGlobe’s constellation of commercial remote sensing satellites, WorldView-2’s advanced agility and high orbit will expand DigitalGlobe’s image collection capabilities to nearly two million square kilometers per day, and enable faster collection of the world’s geography with multiple daily revisits to a single location. WorldView-2 will collect an unmatched eight bands of multi-spectral imagery at 1.8 meter resolution for the truest depiction of the earth’s natural color, in addition to collecting 46-centimeter resolution panchromatic imagery. It is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2009.

Infotech Enterprises America, announces that the Town of Amherst (The Town) has selected Infotech; through a competitive bid process, to develop a new base map including the acquisition of color and color infrared (CIR) imagery to produce orthophotos, capture of detailed planimetric features from that imagery, and the acquisition and processing of LiDAR data to assist in the development of new contour data

Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), a utility located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA, has taken important steps to prepare for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) sanitary sewer overflow reduction requirements. A recognized leader in the wastewater industry, HRSD is introducing a regional hydraulic wastewater model that centralizes pipeline and pump station data from its system and the systems of the 14 localities it serves by implementing an online data validation and loading service powered by Safe Software's leading spatial ETL platform, FME Server.

PCI Geomatics, a developer of hardware/software systems for geo-imaging solutions, announced the availability of Geomatica 10.2, the latest version of its image-centric desktop software, emphasizing automation and productivity for turning spatial data into information.