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The beta release of the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight will coincide with the 2009 ESRI Developer Summit in Palm Springs, California, to be held March 23-26. This new API allows application developers to integrate ArcGIS Server and Microsoft Virtual Earth services and capabilities in a Silverlight application. ArcGIS Server delivers maps, geographic information system (GIS) services, and applications over the Web.

KeyCreator 8.01


Infotech Enterprises GmbH, a provider of CAD software and digital design communication solutions, announced the release of the latest version KeyCreator 8.01. KeyCreator, a Kubotek product, is a leading geometry based engineering software used by CAD/CAM/CAE professionals in multiple design and manufacturing environments.

Effective immediately, 3D Nature is shipping an updated Visual Nature Studio 3 with Scene Express including support for new features in Google Earth 5. Among other new capabilities, Google Earth 5 offers Guided Tours -- pre-recorded viewpoint paths that take the viewer on a predetermined route through the landscape. Visual Nature Studio has always offered "Animated Cameras" to accomplish this, but this capability was never available when exporting to Google Earth. Now, golf course designers, landscape architects, foresters, developers, highway planners and other interested parties can direct the viewing public through their creations by way of Google Earth.

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is requesting comments on the candidate standard OpenGIS(R) GeoLinking Service (GLS) Interface.

Autodesk has announced that Dotted Eyes, a premier partner of Ordnance Survey and the UK's largest Pitney Bowes MapInfo partner, has become an official Autodesk partner. As a Value Added Reseller (VAR), the expert in spatial data management will initially concentrate on selling AutoCAD Map 3D, the leading engineering platform for creating and managing spatial data.

The new Leica XPro line sensor workflow software is straightforward to implement and easy to use for those familiar with traditional analog frame processing. Ground processing with Leica XPro covers the entire line sensor workflow - from data download to image generation. 

Penobscot Bay Media (PenBay), a GIS professional services and software solutions company, has opened a new office at Tyson's Corner in Vienna, Virginia.

KOREC announces that it has won a second substantial order from the Highways Agency for the supply of surveying instruments. 

James W. Sewall Company is announces the launch of its new corporate web site. The site offers new and expanded content, image-rich design, and intuitive, easy-to-use navigation. Information is accessible by market-based client solutions, specific products and services, featured projects, partners, and standard search, Email, and interactive forms. Other features include Aerial View--staff perspectives on industry trends and technologies-a digital library, and a client login to project information.