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February 12, 2013

Kisik Aerial Survey First to Purchase UltraCam Eagle in Canada

Graz, Austria, Feb. 5, 2013—Kîsik Aerial Survey Inc. has contracted with Vexcel Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary—Vexcel Imaging, GmbH—to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial camera system. Kîsik started in 2009 and has successfully built its aerial data acquisition business operating an UltraCamX. “It was a natural decision to increase our capacity with the

February 12, 2013

MAPPS Endorses U.S. Geological Survey’s 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)

Reston, Va., Feb. 7, 2013—MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the national association of private sector geospatial firms, has formerly endorsed the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) developed by the US Geological Survey (USGS). "USGS should be applauded for its diligence developing the 3DEP program, identifying stakeholders in the public and private sector, and coordinating with Federal, state and local

February 12, 2013

Merrick Offers More Services for the USDA-NRCS

Aurora, Colo., Feb. 7, 2013–Merrick & Company’s  (www.merrick.com) geospatial solutions group is currently providing high-resolution digital elevation data from LiDAR, covering approximately 8,408 square miles of various locations throughout Nebraska.  Work is being done under a contract with Gustin, Cothern & Tucker, Inc. (Niceville, FL), who is the prime consultant, and ultimately the U.S. Department of

February 12, 2013

Optech Aerial Cameras to Be Delivered to Kenyan Survey Department

Toronto, Feb. 11, 2013—Optech, the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced lidar and camera survey instruments, is pleased to announce that its local agent, Citimax Technologies Ltd, has won a Kenyan government public tender to supply a state-of-the-art digital aerial camera system and compatible photogrammetric ground system. The fully equipped aerial

February 5, 2013

Geoscience Australia Deploys Altus High-Precision GNSS Surveying Instruments

Torrance, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013—Geoscience Australia has taken delivery of six APS-3G high-precision satellite surveying instruments from U.S. manufacturer Altus Positioning Systems. The Altus APS-3G GNSS RTK receivers are being used primarily for rapid-response surveying operations in the event of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods, as well as daily surveying applications. The equipment

February 5, 2013

MAPPS Donates to Local Miami-Dade Community During Winter Conference

Sunny Isles, Fla., Jan. 29, 2013—How many geospatial professionals does it take to build a bicycle? That question was answered thirteen different ways today at the Trump International Resort in Sunny Isles, FL as members of a national trade association participated in a charity bike build. Although more than 120 people competed in teams, the

February 5, 2013

Nominations Sought for URISA’s GIS Hall of Fame

Des Plaines, Ill., Jan. 31, 2013—The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is seeking nominations for its GIS Hall of Fame. URISA established the GIS Hall of Fame to recognize and honor the most esteemed leaders of the geospatial community. URISA Hall of Fame inductees are individuals or organizations whose pioneering work has moved

February 5, 2013

Astrium Wins ESA Contracts to Design
 Ariane 6 and Continue Ariane 5 ME Development

Paris, Jan. 30, 2013—The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, €108 million worth of prime contractor agreements covering the development of the Ariane 6 and Ariane 5 ME launchers. The contracts follow on from the decisions reached at the ESA Ministerial Council meeting in Naples on 20-21 November 2012.

February 5, 2013

Midwest Aerial Buys Third Z/I Imaging DMC II 140 Camera from Leica Geosystems

Norcross, Ga., Jan. 31, 2013—Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that Midwest Aerial Photography has purchased a third Leica Z/I Imaging DMC II 140 digital mapping camera. Midwest Aerial is now the only commercial imaging firm in the world to own and operate three DMC II systems. “We’ve seen the demand for DMC II imagery increase

February 5, 2013

Salt Lake Community College Receives Geospatial Grant

Salt Lake City, Jan. 30, 2013—Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is a partner in the $20 million National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium. Funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, this partnership will help the College train people for new and emerging jobs in geospatial technologies. As a partner in grant, SLCC is

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