Anonymous submission: ZDNet reports that a Google spokesperson confirmed Maps Engine support will end on January 29. From the Google statement quoted in the article: “To help our Maps for Work customers continue to get the highest impact from our products, in we’ll focus on helping customers deliver location information via our Maps APIs and shift away from ...Read More »
Mapro-web makes it easier than ever to publish your geospatial data on the web. The unique aspect of Mapro-web is that it doesn't require organizations to change the way in which they manage their spatial data. Mapro-web consumes many types of data and formats it into user-friendly maps for your website. Mapro-web can even publish your geospatial data in non-map formats such as tables that reveal maps when rows are clicked.
Mapro-web offers all the features you would expect of an advanced map management system such as customized markers, polylines and polygons and directions to any feature from the user's current location.
Mapro-web also has various add-ons such as Mapro-issue and Mapro-app which provide issue reporting and mobile apps respectively.Read More »
It’s been a busy few weeks as things start to come together for FOSS4G Europe – but now, admittedly with some delay, we have managed the challenge of compiling an exciting program, to be published over the next days.
To give everyone time to have a look at the schedule before booking, we’ve extended the Early Bird registration deadline to May 30. In the meantime, many thanks to all who submitted abstracts – it has been a challenge to select the best of all excellent submissions passed in the last weeks. Altogether, the conference received about 78 abstracts in the general and 16 for the academic track. Every abstract has been carefully evaluated by the program committee to obtain a fair ranking.
On the whole there has been a very satisfying presence of topics relating to the relevant Open-Source- tools like GeoServer, MapServer, Zoo, rasdaman, Grass, and several more. As well OGC-standards like WMS, WMS, WCS, WCPS, WPS, and SOS have the attention of the community. All in all the bandwidth of proposals shows a good representation of the general trends in the geospatial world. In addition the Local Organizing Committee has secured facilities to run additional workshops and a code sprint during the conference.
A lot of registrations form Europe and beyond have poured in already, so make sure you are part of the crowd in this visionary European geo happening.Read More »
Two new keynote speakers added to lineup
Travel Grant Program
Important Conference Dates
FORT WORTH, TX, May 02, – Digital Recognition Network (DRN), a leading provider of solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the release of Address Scoring, a solution that helps customers drive portfolio returns. Address Scoring delivers actionable business intelligence that results in improved processes, better customer service and reduced costs. For a limited time, DRN is offering Address Scoring as a free trial to qualified clients.
Address Scoring helps financial service companies achieve instant results to prevent fraud and recover debts. Insurance companies use the solution to investigate claims and detect insurance fraud. Once addresses are entered, Address Scoring accepts one or more given addresses and provides good and bad scores. A good score, means the address is likely good and a bad score indicates that the debtor may have moved or provided a fraudulent address.
“Address Scoring allows you to focus your resources where they will deliver the highest return. A good address represents an opportunity to improve customer relations and loyalty and a bad address gives you intelligence to act quickly, prevent losses and fraud. Ultimately, the value is actionable intelligence that can help to drive portfolio returns – fast,” says Chris Metaxas, DRN’s Chief Executive Officer.
DRN is showcasing the Beta version of Address Scoring at the Collections and Recovery Solutions Conference in Las Vegas, May 7-9. Clients interested in applying for the free trial should visit DRN at booth 37.
DRN is a leading provider of data and analytics to the Financial Services, Insurance and Asset Recovery industries. Our solutions enable our clients to more effectively optimize their portfolios, reduce losses, detect fraud, and manage risk. An industry pioneer in vehicle location data and license plate recognition technology and services, DRN covers every major metropolitan area in the United States and maintains the largest vehicle location database under strict standards of privacy, compliance, and data integrity.
The Cartographic Acquisition Research Teaching and Exhibition (CARTE - the French word for map) Museum is a non-profit cartographic museum located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of original maps and atlases. The collection documents early North American continental exploration and development centered on the present-day Louisiana Gulf Coast from the 1500s up to the appearance of aerial cartography in the early 20th century. CARTE houses one of the largest American atlas collections in the region.
The new website is a portal for information on the current exhibits and scheduling educational tours for large groups.
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Hudson NH, April 28, — Nutfield Technology the leader in galvanometer laser scanner manufacturing notes that with the increasing proliferation of lasers, laser technology and new materials, there is an increased need for laser beam positioning options. One of the more exiting positioning architecture technologies is the introduction of 3-axis scan heads.
With a post-objective3-axis scan head, the beam enters an expander lens where it diverges rapidly until it enters an objective lens. The beam then converges and passes through, and is steered by, a set of X and Y mirrors, which are galvanometer mirrors.
Post-objective 3-axis scan heads offer designers the speed advantages over a 2-axis system. They can also provide a small spot size and the ability to scan large field sizes like an X, Y plotter. A post-object laser scanner architecture has a two-dimensional x-y scanning mechanism that’s placed after a movable expander lens and a focusing objective lens. These scan heads are also very good at operating in three dimensions. Because of these attributes, the 3-axis scan head is ideal for cutting, marking, rapid prototyping, drilling, and imaging on contoured surfaces. They work well on photosensitive plates, wood, textiles, tiles, metals, paper and stone.
For more information about the galvanometer mirrors 3-axis scan heads or any of Nutfield Technology’s line of highly precise laser scan heads.
About Nutfield Technology
Nutfield Technology has been designing and manufacturing advanced galvanometer based optical scanners, scan heads, laser scan kits, and scan control software and hardware since 1997. As the one-stop solution for laser scanning, Nutfield Technology has a full product line ideally suited for most laser scanning applications. Nutfield Technology is located in Hudson, New Hampshire, 30 miles north of Boston with representation in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Getmapping has acquired an additional Microsoft UltraCam Eagle digital survey camera which adds both greater data capture capacity and capabilities. The camera will be used for both Getmapping’s own busy data capture schedules and be available for rent under one of the company’s flexible rental schemes.
This is the second UltraCam Eagle purchased by Getmapping but the first with a 210mm lens. The Eagle’s interchangeable lens system provides great flexibility and is specifically designed for high-resolution digital aerial photography. The 210mm lens enables imagery to be captured at 12.5 cm resolution from an altitude of 16,000 feet (4,875 metres). Notably this is well above most Air Traffic Control (ATC) restrictions which often thwart scheduled flying above key cities, busy air routes and areas of high military activity.
The UltraCam Eagle can capture full RGB and Near Infrared (NIR) imagery at up to 2cm resolution. It takes up less aircraft space due to solid state hard drives and its reduced payload improves aircraft fuel economy. The system will support our UK and African operations and will be available for worldwide rental.
Getmapping continues to offer a range of flexible camera rental options which will help link costs directly to revenue generated. Rental options include access to the latest cameras, including the Microsoft UltraCam Eagle with a choice of 100mm or 210mm lens and the Visionmap A3 system. The rental options include:
- Standard System Rental - camera system rental for a fixed period for a fixed fee.
- Flexible Rental - camera system rental for an agreed duration with a reduced fixed fee, plus a fee per kilometre of data captured.
- Pay As You Go - camera system rental on a ‘pay as you go’ (per kilometre captured) basis, subject to minimum targets.
- Integrated Solution - camera system rental plus image processing also available as a full ‘pay as you go’ per kilometre solution.
We have found the Microsoft UltraCam series to be exceptionally reliable during the nine years that we have been flying them said Martin Tocher, Getmapping’s Operations Director. The 210mm lens is likely to be a real asset and should help us overcome most ATC restrictions and make the best use of the limited weather opportunities here in the UK,” continued Tocher.
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Earth Observation Directory (EOD) provides worldwide job positions related to Earth Observation and Remote Sensing since more than a year and it recently announced an detailed analysis of all their job opportunities.
In which country you can find the most of opportunities? Which skills are the most commonly required? And, what about salary expectations? These are some of the questions, which they wanted to answer. As a result, they set up an interesting profile of the Remote Sensing & GIS Specialist. For example, it shows that most of opportunities are provided by governmental institutions like universities and research laboratories. Moreover, it highlights that besides usual GIS software abilities, language programming is more and more required.Read More »