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The Supervisory Board of Fugro N.V. proposes to recommend to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Fugro N.V., which takes place on 7 May 2009, the appointment of Mrs. Marion Helmes as a member of the Supervisory Board. Mrs. Helmes will succeed Mr. P.J. Crawford who will step down from the Supervisory Board having reached the maximum period of three terms of four years.

The first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin  team for the U.S. Air Force, has successfully completed a major test utilizing new flight software that will enable highly reliable spacecraft command and control operations.

Blue Marble Geographics announces Applied Geodesy training sessions featuring the Geographic Calculator and the Geographic Transformer in conjunction with the 5th Annual Map Middle East Conference in Dubai, UAE the week of April 13th 2009.  These daylong sessions are in-depth training courses based on these two powerful data conversion applications. .

Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, today announced the company's innovative Mobile Mapping technology will be deployed in Thailand, further demonstrating its commitment to delivering high quality digital map data around the world. The van in Thailand will focus on collecting data to ensure changes to the map are accurately reflected and to help generate advanced map features such as 3D landmarks, city blocks with textures and junction views to help generate maps that accurately reflect the urban landscape for a superior, safer navigation experience.

ERDAS announces ERDAS IMAGINE 9.3...IMAGINE the Possibilities, a free webinar on February 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. (EST).

Pitney Bowes Software, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes,  announced Pitney Bowes Business Insight, a new business unit composed of Pitney Bowes MapInfo and Group 1 Software.  As one organisation, Pitney Bowes Business Insight provides all the integral location and communication intelligence offerings that companies need to secure an accurate view of their customers and effectively integrate it into daily business operations. Armed with this critical data analysis, companies are able to realise increased revenue, improved profitability and enhanced operational efficiency.

Intergis, a single-source provider of mobile resource management and logistics technologies, is introducing the new Kuva, a configurable wireless asset tracking device for the construction and homebuilding industries, at the 2009 International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas from January 20-23.

Spatial data information systems provider, Integrated Managed Services (IMS), is to become a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of Autodesk geospatial solutions. This will include AutoCAD Map 3D - the leading GIS platform for managing spatial data - and Autodesk MapGuide technology to quickly and easily publish maps and design information. 

ESRI,  developer of geographic information system (GIS) technology, continues to grow with the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, satellite office's recent move into a larger building.