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Avenza Systems, producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand, Geographic Imager spatial imaging tools for Adobe Photoshop as well as MAPdataUSA, MAPdataCanada and MAPdataWorld royalty-free GIS data sets, announces the release of Geographic Imager 2.1 for Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4. Geographic Imager 2.1 is the latest version of this powerful software that adds geospatial functionality to Adobe Photoshop.

Leica GNSS Spider V3.2 further enhances its unrivalled versatility and commitment to future proof GNSS technology. Users benefit from improved compatibility with GPS L2C and GLONASS satellite signals when using third party receivers as rover or reference. Leica GNSS Spider allows any manufacturers rover systems that follow the RTCM standards to seamlessly use both networked and single base GPS & GLONASS correction data. With new direct text messaging from the network using a standard RTCM message, rover users in the field can take advantage from direct feedback on their connection.


1Spatial, through its subsidiary ComSine, has delivered to Pole Star Space Applications Limited (UK) an advanced geospatial analysis subsystem to form part of its MarVTS LRIT-DC product and in addition its suite of associated Fleet Management and Alert offerings.

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is requesting comments from the public on the candidate OpenGIS Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS) Interface Standard.

Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions (LBS), announced the availability of its first navigable databases for Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia in Africa, providing a rich offering that allows Tele Atlas customers such as Google and TomTom to launch solutions across the continent. The database also includes coverage for the French Overseas Territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin.

Trimble opened its Dimensions 2009 conference on Monday with more than 2,400 registered attendees from 67 countries around the world. The conference theme-Positioning for Success Today. And Tomorrow-provided insight into how surveying, engineering, construction, mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS), geospatial and mobile resource management professionals worldwide can harness the power of today's technology to help face tomorrow's challenges. Trimble Dimensions 2009 was held February 23-25 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

Gastech, the world's largest international conference and exhibition for the LNG, LPG and natural gas industries, constantly evolves to suit market needs. In recognition of the key role that digital solutions offer the industry, Gastech 2009, the 24th in the series, hosted by ADNOC & Group of Companies and being held in Abu Dhabi 25-28 May 2009, features a new and highly relevant Digital Energy Arena.

Recently, the National "One Map" basic database project, organized by the Second Nationwide Investigation of Land-use Change Committee of The Ministry of Land and Resources PRC, implemented by Beijing Zenith Land Technologies based on SuperMap GIS passed the evaluation of the professional group.


LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, announced the addition of Jeff Young as its business development manager for geospatial solutions. Young will support the company’s commitment to the growth of its Express Suite line of geospatial products.