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On Wednesday, February 18, 2009, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley will deliver the Keynote Address at the ESRI Federal User Conference (FedUC) in Washington, D.C. O'Malley is a longtime advocate of using geographic information systems (GIS) for improved accountability and transparency in government. He will discuss his successful GIS-based performance measurement initiatives and how this approach can be used in federal government.

ESRI has joined forces with the Microsoft Corporation to support the longtime efforts of the Kenyan-based Green Belt Movement.

Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, continued to advance digital map making today with the availability of the first map database to contain new and adjusted roads based on feedback from map users.

Telogis, a platform for Location Based Services, announced it has acquired Darby Corporate Solutions' (DCS) GPS fleet tracking business.  Darby Corporate Solutions, a pioneer in wireless communication, is based in Jericho, New York. 

ESRI and Investigative Reporters and Editors, (IRE), has agreed to continue offering IRE members the ability to license ArcView software at a reduced rate. ArcView is ESRI's easy-to-use desktop geographic information system (GIS) software and is the most widely used software by journalists to more effectively communicate local, national, and international stories to readers.

ArcLogistics Navigator, ESRI's in-vehicle navigation solution, keeps fleets on schedule by guiding drivers to optimized stops created in ArcLogistics. Specifically designed for trucking, fleet, and logistics applications, ArcLogistics Navigator creates a complete solution for organizations looking to plan optimum routes and schedules on the desktop and see them followed in the field.

Ian Pearson, who spent 16 years predicting future technology trends for BT, is to address delegates at the Terra future conference in London later this month.

Autodesk has announced that Mark Paraskeva has been appointed as the company's new vice president of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA).  In his new role, Paraskeva will lead and be responsible for Autodesk's operations across the EMIA region. 

The updated AutoCAD 2010 software portfolio includes the following industry-specific applications built on the AutoCAD platform:  



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