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RapidEye, Germany's only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate their own satellite constellation, announced that Beijing Earth Observation, Inc. (BEO), a subsidiary of Eastdawn Group. Inc., will be their Chinese distributor.
Spatial Wave announced that it has developed an integration between E.H. Wach's automated valve turning equipment and its GIS enabled Field Mapplet mobile platform. This integration allows for real-time capture and recording of the valve equipment data on the Field Mapplet platform. It simplifies the valve operator's activities by automating the data capture process from the valve equipment. The captured data, which includes number of turns, turn direction, and torque information, is recorded on Field Mapplet and later transmitted to the office for further review and analysis.
ESRI (UK) and the Geographical Association launched GIS for A-level Geography, the first A-level GIS (Geographical Information Systems) teaching resource created for the UK market.
ITT Corporation announced that Edward M. Morris has joined ITT Space Systems Division as executive director of strategic business development. He will be responsible for strategic program and business development of GPS navigation systems and additional space-related capabilities, focusing on establishing client relationships and opportunities in response to emerging customer requirements.
ERDAS announces the launch of ERDAS TV, an area on www.erdas.com featuring informative videos that capture development news and other happenings at ERDAS. These movies (or webisodes) are three to eight minutes in length. ERDAS' YouTube account also features each of these videos, as well as product demonstrations and presentations.
Thinking spatially helps solve many of the problems faced in daily life, from the simple, like finding driving directions, to the complex, such as responding to natural disasters. With a focus on promoting spatial literacy among students in all disciplines, Dr. Michael Gould joins ESRI as director of higher education. He will also concentrate on supporting the implementation of geographic information system (GIS) technology across academic and administrative departments.
GeoEye, a provider of satellite and aerial imagery and geospatial information, announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with the National University of Singapore to allow the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) to collect and sell Earth imagery and related products from its GeoEye-1 satellite. Later this year, CRISP will move into their new state-of-the-art research center which will continue to support CRISP's existing IKONOS satellite imaging operations. The new facility will be upgraded to accommodate direct access to the GeoEye-1 data.
Intermap Technologies announced that its NEXTMap Europe program reached another significant milestone in December by making elevation data for the entire country of France commercially available. For the first time, uniformly accurate 3D digital elevation models and high-resolution orthorectified radar images are available for the largest country (551,695 square kilometers) in the European Union. France joins Germany, Great Britain, and Luxembourg as complete European countries benefitting from Intermap's elevation models and images. Intermap now offers clients more than 1.2 million square kilometers of European data - representing 50% of the NEXTMap Europe initiative that already includes the above mentioned full country datasets and portions of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
Canadian precision agriculture supplier and consultancy DynAgra has completed its first precision agriculture campaign using DMCii satellite imagery to provide sophisticated agronomic tools to its customers.