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Safe Software announced that Netezza, a global data warehouse appliance company, is partnering with Safe Software for spatial ETL. Safe's proven FME® platform will be used to provide the spatial data loading capabilities for Netezza Spatial™, an extension to Netezza's leading data warehouse appliance. Known in the industry for its extensive format support and unmatched data transformation capabilities, FME will enable organizations that implement Netezza Spatial to efficiently load and transform large volumes of spatial data into this new data warehouse appliance.
Next month, GIS Professionals will convene at URISA’s 46th Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, to address the important topics of the day including inter-governmental collaboration for cost savings and efficiencies; infrastructure sustainability and asset management; enterprise solutions; disaster response and readiness; and results-oriented public participation GIS.
ITT Corporation announced it has successfully deployed the Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) essential services system for southern Florida, achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ADS-B is a key component of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) intended to increase safety and efficiency to meet the growing needs of air transportation.
Magellan announces the launch of a new OEM board, the MB 500. This product brings to the embedded GNSS board market a unique blend of technologies that increases RTK reliability and assures inter-compatibility with other brands of GNSS receivers
Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced the appointment of Richard Spooner as account manager for central England and Wales.
The long awaited new Riegl USA INC website is live. Riegl USA customers wanted a website that would let them get a feel for our products and that would provide them with the resources to understand which product is best for them and why. They asked for easy access and navigation. Riegl met these demands and went an extra mile or two. The new site has a refined look and is loaded with quality photos, easy to navigate menus and an abundance of product information.
ESRI (UK) announced the conference speaker programme for this year’s EMEA Education User Conference. Taking place in London on 26-28 October 2008 at London’s QEII Conference Centre, delegates from 60 countries will attend sessions covering all aspects of using GIS within the education sector.
Safe Software announced that their spatial data translation solution, FME, has been selected as a key component for the Geospatial Emergency Management Support System (GEMSS) being developed by the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS). FME will enable spatial data from disparate formats to be quickly loaded into the SQL Server 2008 database in which GEMSS spatial data is stored. Upon its completion, GEMSS will provide emergency responders with the information they need to make fast and appropriate decisions that can save lives, money, and property.
Contex Americas announced that Contex’s SD4400 series scanners have been awarded BERTL’s 4 ½-Star “Outstanding” rating. This is the only wide format scanner to ever receive a rating this high. This rating indicates that the product has been tested and certified as providing exceptional performance and features that offer a lasting return on their investment. Contex scanners received the high rating for their quality, ease of use, and performance. Some of the ease of use features and performance that BERTL praised include: