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January 30, 2013

Congressman Joe Garcia to Keynote MAPPS Winter Conference

Reston, Va., Jan. 17, 2013—Congressman Joe Garcia, a Democrat from Florida's 26th District, will be the keynote speaker for the MAPPS Winter Conference, to be held January 27-31 at the Trump International Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, FL, MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the national association for private sector geospatial firms, announced today. Rep. Garcia was elected to

January 30, 2013

Merrick Announces New MAPA Team Member

Aurora, Colo., Jan. 24, 2013—Merrick & Company (www.merrick.com) announces that Rocco A.L. Rabilotta Pisters has joined the firm’s subsidiary, Merrick Advanced Photogrammetry of the Americas (MAPA), in Mexico City and serves the geospatial solutions (GSS) team as Director of Geo-IT.  Rabilotta will take the lead in the growth and development of MAPA’s Geo-IT market sector,

January 30, 2013

Merrick’s Bethel to Present at LiDAR Mapping Conference

Denver, Jan. 17, 2013—Merrick’s Matt Bethel, GISP, Director of Technology, will present at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF)13 Conference held 2/11 – 2/13 in Denver, Colorado.  Bethel’s presentation on “Automated LiDAR Quality Control” will be in the Centennial Ballroom ABC in the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center at 4 PM Tuesday, February

January 30, 2013

2013-2014 URISA Vanguard Cabinet Members Announced

Des Plaines, Ill., Jan. 18, 2013—URISA is pleased to announce the new members of its Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative to engage young GIS practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community.  The VC is an advisory board

January 30, 2013

Astrium Reviews 2012 Success

Paris, January 28, 2013—In making his New Year media presentation, Astrium CEO François Auque announced that Europe’s leading space industry company had generated an estimated revenue of 5.8 billion euros in 2012, an increase of 7% on a constant perimeter basis and 17% on the previous year with the Vizada contribution. New orders totalled 3.8

January 30, 2013

Astrium Services Signs Distribution Partnership with GAF

Friedrichshafen, Germany, Jan. 29, 2013—Astrium Services’ GEO-Information experts have now signed up GAF AG, one of Europe’s leading providers of Earth observation and geo-information solutions, as a channel partner for their satellite data and value-added products in Germany. Users in Germany can consequently resort to an additional source for accessing Astrium’s substantial portfolio of optical

January 30, 2013

ECAPS Signs Contract with Skybox Imaging for Propulsion System

Mountain View, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013—ECAPS, an SSC Group company, today announced its first commercial flight contract in the U.S., with Skybox Imaging (Skybox), an emerging provider of timely imagery services. ECAPS will design and manufacture a complete High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) system for Skybox’s third Earth observation satellite. “This initial HPGP system will

January 30, 2013

24 Organizations to Receive a Total of More Than $2 Million in GIS Imagery Grants

Redlands, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013—Esri and PCI Geomatics have selected 24 organizations to develop and apply innovative methods for using GIS to analyze imagery for land-use management. Through the Esri Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program, Esri, the world leader in GIS, and PCI Geomatics, the world leader in geoimaging, provide each grant recipient with software

January 30, 2013

The Atlantic Groups Buys Leica ALS70-HP LiDAR for Wide-Area Mapping

Norcross, Ga, Jan. 28, 2013—Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced The Atlantic Group, LLC, of Huntsville, Ala., has purchased a new Leica ALS70-HP airborne laser scanner. Following integration, calibration and testing in mid-January aboard the firm’s Partenavia P68, Cessna 210, and Piper Navajo aircraft, The Atlantic Group plans to deploy the ALS-70 LiDAR primarily for a

January 30, 2013

Pennsylvania Streamlines Call-Before-You-Dig Ticket Process with TerraGo GeoPDF Maps

Atlanta, Jan. 23, 2013—Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. has implemented interactive, portable and intelligent TerraGo GeoPDF® maps resulting in accelerated Call-Before-You-Dig project review cycles, increased document accuracy and reduced costs. Pennsylvania state law requires that excavators notify underground facility owners of their intent to dig. Each year, Pennsylvania 811 handles more than 700,000 notifications, or

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