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“This is an exciting event for not only the companies involved with the launch, but also the growing number of consumers and businesspeople using satellite imagery in their daily lives,” said Jill Smith, CEO of DigitalGlobe. “We’re pleased to share this experience through the live video webcast.”

New BlackBerry models that have cameras and trackballs also run GIS software that displays ESRI mapping data and live enterprise databases forms.

The new BlackBerry 8300 comes with a built-in 2 megapixel camera and trackball navigation device. Add any Bluetooth GPS puck and the BlackBerry 8300 is ready to head out into the field with the latest Freeance Mobile software. Freeance Mobile release 1.2 takes advantage of the new BlackBerry smart phones and allows any organization to field automate with live database forms and enterprise GIS.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has licensed the Microsoft(R) Virtual Earth(TM) platform on which to develop its mission-critical geospatial and mapping applications. The commitment to Virtual Earth will improve data sharing, analysis and insight for partner agencies, citizens and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on topics ranging from superfund sites and oil spills to waterways and the quality of beach water.


The Carbon Project announced that it is expanding its presence in the US Government Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) market through a reseller partnership with Great-Circle Technologies, Inc. (GCT).

Two global technology innovators have collaborated to put the power of geographic information system (GIS) technology into the hands of decision makers. ESi, the leader in crisis information management technology, and ESRI announced the release of WebEOC Mapper Professional (WebEOC Mapper). This Web-enabled emergency management communications system was designed for public and private organizations involved in homeland security and emergency operations. WebEOC Mapper provides users with powerful technology tools to create a dynamic, geographically based common operating picture and the ability to view data from multiple WebEOC screens simultaneously on a centralized map. It allows fast data access and dissemination critical to all phases of preparedness and response to both commanders working in an emergency operations center and first responders in the field.


The use of LIDAR in forestry applications has been relatively slow to develop operationally. However, increasingly forest products companies are finding that high-accuracy, high-density aerial LIDAR data combined with multispectral, ortho imagery is particularly suitable for forest inventory and monitoring, harvesting forecasts and timber growth as well as optimization of transportation routes.

One of the leading forest products companies in South America is making a major commitment to the use of LIDAR and imagery and realizing significant benefits to their operations. Forestal Arauco S.A.  is the world’s second largest cellulose producer and one of the largest forestry enterprises in Latin America in terms of surface area and yield of its plantations.

Governor Edward G. Rendell said that Pennsylvania is making a major investment to improve and maintain its coastal zones by reducing shoreline erosion and non-source pollution that can stem from development and educating residents, as well as expanding the public's access to these areas.


Intermap Technologies Corp. announced that it has been awarded a new $2.2 million radar mapping contract. Under the agreement, the Company will collect and deliver 3D digital elevation models (DEMs) and orthorectified radar images (ORIs) utilizing Intermap's interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IFSAR) mapping technology. Data will be collected and delivered in 2007.

New Products

The FloodServer, a novel platform designed to provide extensive flood risk information for the whole of Europe quickly, reliably and easily accessible for everybody is now available online at The geo-information service providers Infoterra GmbH and geomer GmbH present detailed maps and information about past and potential future flood events at the rivers Rhine, Elbe and lower Weser.

IDELIX Software Inc. announced the launch of lat49, a new mapvertising network that opens a whole new online territory to advertisers who want precise, intuitive geo-targeting to a large and relatively untapped online audience. The patents-pending ad serving solution is optimized for online, interactive maps and provides map-site publishers with a viable revenue model suited to their user behavior and site traffic.

ORBIT Geospatial Technologies announced the availability of the Orbit GIS 4.1 desktop product range for Mac OSX platforms

Orbit Geospatial Technologies is proud to announce that there’s finally a full GIS product available for the Apple community, including the free Orbit Explorer.

The Mac version of Orbit GIS, Orbit Explorer Plus and the free Orbit Explorer are available from the website immediately.

Optech Incorporated is proud to announce the launch of the LYNX Mobile Mapper. Over three years in development, the LYNX Mobile Mapper represents the next generation of lidar technology. The lidar is bundled into a mobile mapping solution with the accuracy, robustness and support that Optech users have come to expect.

NAC Geographic Products Inc.  announced the release of NAC Google - a powerful Google Desktop gadget that has integrated NAC Enhanced Google Maps, Google Local Search and Google Driving Directions onto one simple user interface, and brings the ease and power of Universal Addresses and Google Maps directly onto your desktop. You can immediately get any of these services not only with lat/lon pairs, street addresses, street intersections, POIs and postcodes/ZIPs, but also with Universal Addresses.

Placebase, Inc. announced the availability ProView maps, a fresh look for Pushpin, its advanced online mapping platform. ProView maps offer more control over the display of map layers than any other smoothly draggable mapping API.

Pushpin ProView maps offer a softer color palette for streets that distract less from other map features. Pushpin map developers now have a choice between the new map style and the more ubiquitous cartoonish look available on the old style orange and yellow maps.

Pushpin ProView maps can be combined with any of the over 10,000 layers available in Pushpin Collections.

Pushpin ProView maps are available immediately and an interactive demo can be seen at Pushpin ProView  .

Upcoming Events

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference (FOSS4G) 2007 

Date      :   September 24 - 27, 2007

Place     :   Victoria Convention Center
                  Victoria, Canada

The 2007 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference gathers developers and users of open source geo-spatial software from around the world to discuss new directions, exciting implementations, and growing business opportunities in the field of open source geo-spatial software. Focused on the practical "make it work, get it done" world of open source application development, this annual conference boasts a very high concentration of geo-spatial technical opinion leaders

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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'G.Stemler'
    I have played around with this software and the simplicity of the concept is what is so awesome here. By rotating the axis and allowing the user to make use of all the standard ArcMAP tools in cross-section view, A-prime software have give us access to the 3rd dimension of our data.
    I am an Environmental Geologist, and CrossView has tremendous value OUTSIDE of the oil and gas industry. Every one from hydrologists to geomorphologists, and likely even biologists can find a place for this tool in their GIS projects.

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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Marketing @ A-Prime Software'
    Hi all...
    Just a quick note to a common question - What “level” of ArcGIS Desktop is required to use CrossView?
    A: CrossView will work with ArcGIS ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo. It can also work in combination with Spatial Analyst or 3D Analyst.
    Happy Mapping!
    A-Prime Software Marketing

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