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The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) recently embarked on an ambitious campaign that provides a communication network built using ESRI geographic information system (GIS) software. The system takes advantage of a Web portal for linking local resources with state and federal stakeholders in the event of a large-scale emergency. This two-way stream of information flow is vital to disaster response.
DigitalGlobe, a provider of high resolution satellite world imagery products and services, today announced the addition of Karen Diener and John Allan to the DigitalGlobe defense team, effective immediately.
Infoterra, a provider of geospatial products and services, has been selected by Lloyd's to implement an innovative web-based flood risk assessment service that will help Managing Agents across their 80 syndicates to gain a geographic perspective on their exposure to flood risk.
Geographic information provider Blom ASA and digital maps and dynamic content provider Tele Atlas announced a five year agreement focused on speeding up the development of 3D city maps and elevation models and on creating imagery products for personal and in car navigation, Internet and mobile solutions users. The new partnership will give map users a more realistic view of the world and show them building details in the world’s major cities.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program for a three-year term. Bentley’s innovative ELS will extend FDOT’s software capability by granting FDOT access to a comprehensive portfolio of civil engineering, architectural, construction, operations, and geospatial software for a single annual fee. Built on a common platform, the portfolio includes almost 200 integrated and interoperable design, analysis, and collaboration software products.
Individuals and organizations that promote the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology in health and human services recently received recognition from ESRI for their contributions. Receiving awards were the Alabama Department of Children's Affairs (ADCA); Pat Libbey, executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); Bruce Ripley, Planning Systems Support Group, Veterans Health Administration (VHA); and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Canada.
PCI Geomatics will officially open its new international office in Beijing with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 2nd 2008. The event is scheduled to take place at the Shangri-La’s Kerry Centre Hotel in Beijing at 3pm. Although PCI Geomatics Beijing was officially announced in July 2008, this ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the public launch and the initiation of PCI Geomatics operations based in China.
ERDAS Inc. and SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) announce that they will be showcasing the main server from Empire Challenge 2008 at the GEOINT Symposium later this month. This server hosted indexed metadata for various data stores of imagery, serving data via Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services.
Safe Software announced that Switzerland's largest canton, Graubünden, has implemented a new data accessibility and sharing system that uses FME Server as its translation and distribution backbone. The new system replaces a paper-based method, dramatically decreasing wait times for data users from three days down to just three minutes.