GeoEye Acquires M. J. Harden

The French 3D "Geoportail," scheduled to open to the general public in late summer 2007, will be based on the SkylineGlobe Enterprise solution from Skyline Software Systems, Inc. It will be the first and only 3D globe that includes high-resolution imagery covering entire France and will include the ability to interactively fly over highly realistic 3D terrain and urban environments.

"Geoportail" is an initiative of the French National Geographical Institute (IGN) and is the reference portal for access to all French state and private sector geographical data, intended for the general public as well as professionals.

Analytical Surveys, Inc. (ASI) announced that on April 2, 2007, the Company received notice from the staff of the Nasdaq Stock Market (the "Staff") that the Nasdaq Listing Qualification Panel has denied the Company's appeal of the Staff's January 18, 2007 decision to delist the common stock of the Company. Accordingly, the Company's common stock will be delisted effective at the open of business on April 4, 2007. The Company's common stock will continue to be traded on the OTC Pink Sheets. Additionally, the Company will seek to establish relationships with market makers and commence trading on the OTC Bulletin Board as soon as practicable. However, there can be no assurance that a market for the Company's shares will develop.

Locus Technologies (Locus), a leader in Web-based environmental data and information management services, announced that it has expanded its hugely popular Web-based LocusFocus ePortal Google™ Maps Mashup  to include U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data. With Locus's portal toolset and Google's Map API (application program interface), users can now look for U.S. EPA Superfund data in a rich map interface and gain instant access to data once hidden away in governmental data silos.

GGP Systems, the UK’s leading provider of geospatial solutions for local government, has received national accreditation for its NGz Gazetteer Management software. The accreditation process tested for the software’s ability to import and export gazetteer data in the new National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG): 2006 Data Transfer format 7.3 through 4 different stages of development. GGP NGz is only the second software package to win accreditation out of 21 considered.

Name Change

Open Spatial, Inc. a geospatial consultancy for utilities and government and supplier of the Munsys® products, announced that it is changing its name to Munsys, Inc. The new name will better reflect the company’s mission as the primary provider of sales, services, and technical support for the Munsys product range.


China Public Security Technology, Inc., a public security software solution and real-time Geographic Information System (GIS) solution provider in China, announced that iASPEC, its exclusive contracting partner, has been awarded a $3.8 million contract by Shantou Special Economic Zone for building its emergency Consolidated Command System, with 90% of the value of the contract subcontracted to Bo Hai Wen, a China Public Security subsidiary. The award will be formalized in a contract to be executed by the parties on or before May 15, 2007.

New Products

Spatial Business Systems Inc.
announces Version 2.0 of the Smallworld Integration Server for ESRI, their powerful interoperability solution that integrates ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.2 software products to General Electric’s Smallworld GIS 4.1.

“Since releasing the Smallworld Integration Server for ESRI in 2006 we have had the opportunity to develop a number of significant new enhancements based on feedback from our customers.” said Dennis F. Beck, president, Spatial Business Systems. “We also are able to take advantage of many of the new features included in ArcGIS 9.2 as well as Smallworld 4.1.”

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has released a new version of Topcon Tools office software that offers significant enhancements. TPS' version 6.11 of Topcon Tools includes: a post processing/advanced module, high accuracy GIS modules and Design module.

LeadDog Consulting, LLC announced the release of geographic databases of terrain for the planet formerly known as Pluto and now referred to as 134340 Pluto. The recent formal definition of the term “planet” by the International Astronomical Union excluded Pluto from its comfortable 9th planet place in our Solar System and relegated it to a category known as “dwarf planets.”

Around the Web

Russia Challenges the U.S. Monopoly on Satellite Navigation    by Andrew E. Kramer, April 4, 2007, The New York Times --The days of their cold war may have passed, but Russia and the United States are in the midst of another battle — this one a technological fight over the United States monopoly on satellite navigation.

Upcoming Events

CalGIS 2007
Date: April 4 - 6, 2007
Place: Oakland, Merced, , CA USA
GIS can be a valuable tool to effect positive change in our society and our environment. We do this with the requirements and resources of the public sector, the tools and assistance of the private sector, and the knowledge gained through our institutions of higher education.
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Date: April 9 - 11, 2007
Place: Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai , United Arab Emirates
The importance for geospatial technologies and their applications is growing day by day in the field of developmental activities. Middle East region with an encouraging developmental setting, adequate infrastructure and growing investments in this region holds a promising future for GeoSpatial Technologies and their applications. Visualizing the need to create a platform for the benefit of industry professionals, government officials and academia, GIS Development and Dubai Municipality, started in the year 2005, Map Middle East, a regional initiative to develop a platform of networking, information sharing, and exchange of technical know-how in the field of geospatial information.  
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The objectives of the Urban Remote Sensing joint event include gathering people coming from industry, academia, local and national/international agencies together to discuss of topics related to remote sensing for urban monitoring fostering the research and the applications of already available data sets over urban areas, with a special look to high resolution satellite data and data fusion providing new ideas for developing sensors and/or systems able to analyze and monitor urban areas.  
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The Location Intelligence Conference is focused on the "business of location technology." In particular it focuses on how to make or save money from implementing the technology within your organization.  
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As we prepare to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of LAAD in 2007, our goal is to ensure that LAAD will continue to be a permanent fixture and one of the key events in the international trade show calendar. We will continue to develop the event for 2007, working alongside our exhibitors, buyers, trade associations, the Brazilian Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces and other key players in the industry.  
2007 ESRI Business GeoInfo Summit
Date: April 23 - 25, 2007
Place: Westin Park Central
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The Business GeoInfo Summit is recognized as the premier GIS forum for industry professionals and business executives. Come and share your experiences, discuss the latest trends with the GIS industry leaders and explore innovation in geo-enabled business processes.  
Washington GIS Conference
Date: April 23 - 25, 2007
Place: Lynnwood Convention Center
Lynnwood, WA USA
WAURISA announces the 2007 Washington GIS Conference, to be held April 23-25, 2007. The 2007 Washington GIS Conference will be held in Lynnwood’s new Conference Center, conveniently located between Seattle and Everett. Earn GISCI  
ITEC 2007
Date: April 24 - 26, 2007
Place: Koelnmesse
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The ITEC 2007 three day conference will cover all types of training solutions, systems, methodologies and procurement ideas within a theme of Training Transformation - lifelong learning in a rapidly changing environment.  
Second Conference On Agricultural Policy Implementation And Geo-Information (CAPIGI)
Date: April 24 - 25, 2007
Place: World Trade Centre
Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Conference on Agricultural Policy Implementation and Geo Information (CAPIGI) brings the science and technology community together with the policy community to look for new opportunities in the implementation of agricultural policy. CAPIGI presents a state-of-the-art overview on innovations and research in geo information sciences. These emerging technologies get illustrated with practice experiences in agricultural policy implementation.

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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Forgotten part'
    "As part of the agreement, GE will continue to own and operate the pipeline GIS consulting, software and data management business under GE's PII Integrity Services Division. M.J. Harden will continue to work together with PII to provide photogrammetry and geospatial services to support PII's Pipeline Integrity Services business."

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