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May 13, 2014

Woolpert Becomes a Google Enterprise Maps Authorized Partner

DAYTON, Ohio, May 6, 2014—Woolpert, a national geospatial, infrastructure management and design firm, announced today that it has become an Authorized Partner of solutions based on Google’s Maps for Business technologies. This new designation from Google enables customers to more easily assess a partner’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products. Woolpert will leverage this

May 6, 2014

Esri and the United Nations Partner to Improve Global Climate Resilience

Redlands, Calif., May 5, 2014—Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have formed a partnership to build more resilient communities with geospatial technology. The announcement was made at the Abu Dhabi Ascent conference on Sunday, May 4. Esri and UNISDR will develop a cooperative program aimed at growing the global community

May 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Marks Significant Milestone in Research and Development for Unmanned Technologies

VINEYARD, Utah, April 29, 2014—Three systems acquired by Lockheed Martin have progressed from their research and development phase to operational readiness. The Indago vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) quad-rotor, accompanied by its handheld ground control station (GCS) will offer a robust, mobile surveillance application. Additionally, a new Commercial Avionics Suite delivers the same

May 6, 2014

NASA-CNES Move Forward with Global Water and Ocean Surface Mission

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2014—NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) have agreed to jointly build, launch, and operate a spacecraft to conduct the first-ever global survey of Earth's surface water and to map ocean surface height with unprecedented detail. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed

May 6, 2014

Stennis Space Center Ranks First in Innovation

Stennis Space Center, Miss., April 30, 2014—The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) is pleased to announce a recent survey named NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) as number one for innovation among federal agencies by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS). This ranking comes on the heels of Stennis Space Center's recognition by

May 6, 2014

URISA Invites Participation in GIS Education Needs Assessment

Des Plaines, Ill., April 30, 2014—URISA is conducting a brief survey in order to better serve the educational needs of the GIS community.  Please take a few moments to respond to the questionnaire which addresses educational topics of interest, education delivery preferences, and questions which will help categorize responses according to organization, job, experience level,

April 30, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space to Build Peru’s First Earth Observation Satellite System

PARIS, April 25, 2014— Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s number one exporter of Earth observation satellites and the world’s second largest space company, has just been selected as sole prime contractor to develop, construct and launch the first Earth observation optical satellite system for Peru, with the support of the French government. The system

April 30, 2014

Hexagon Signs an Agreement to Acquire Arvus, Manufacturer of Precision Agriculture Solutions

STOCKHOLM, April 28, 2014—Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies, has signed an agreement to acquire Arvus, a manufacturer of precision agriculture solutions for closer, more site-specific management of the factors affecting crop production. This means different parts of a field can be managed separately, where the application of essential

April 30, 2014

Leidos Awarded $17 Million By Army Space & Missile Defense Command

RESTON, Va., April 23, 2014—Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, announced it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) to provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and targeting support to the Air Combat Command. The company, formerly named Science Applications

April 30, 2014

Maryland Society of Surveyors Selects John M. Palatiello & Associates to Provide Association Management Services

Annapolis, Md., April 28, 2014—The Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS) today announced it has retained the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) to provide association management services. "JMP&A's significant experience in the association management field and expert knowledge of the surveying profession made them an attractive candidate in our search for a

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