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Esri Maps for Office Extends Location Analytics throughout Organizations

July 24, 2012By

Esri released Esri Maps for Office, a new analysis tool that allows business professionals to visualize data by creating and sharing interactive maps directly within Microsoft Office. Esri Maps for Office is a downloadable add-in for Microsoft Office 2010 that helps organizations make better decisions through location analytics. read more

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Digitalglobe and Geoeye Merge to Create a Global Leader in Earth Imagery and Geospatial Analysis

July 23, 2012By

DigitalGlobe, Inc. and GeoEye, Inc. announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $900 million. The combination of DigitalGlobe and GeoEye will create a global leader in earth imagery and geospatial analysis with a more diversified revenue base, a superior financial foundation and significant growth potential. read more

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Safe Software Adds Support For ArcGIS 10.1 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2013

July 20, 2012By

Safe Software announced the release of FME 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3), which features compatibility with Esri’s newly released ArcGIS 10.1 and support of Autodesk’s 2013 version of AutoCAD Map 3D. FME 2012 SP3’s timely support of the latest versions of these industry-leading programs ensures that FME users can upgrade without issues or delays. read more

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New Version of NMEA 0183 Released

July 20, 2012By

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released a significantly updated version of NMEA 0183, its well-known standard that enables the interfacing of marine electronics, reports the Martime Executive. Version 4.10 will improve boating safety and navigation through updates and expansions of various electronic communications “sentences” pertaining to a number of navigation and communications devices, including Galileo satellite receivers and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). read more

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GeoEye Signs Two New Seven-Figure GeoEye-1 Imagery Contracts

July 13, 2012By

GeoEye, Inc. announced that it recently signed seven-figure agreements with two international partners in the Middle East and Asia for both the renewal and expanded use of GeoEye imagery products. read more

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Google Releases Indoor Maps for More than Twenty Museums Including Smithsonian

July 12, 2012By

Google announced on its official blog that it has released more than twenty popular U.S. museums to its collection of over 10,000 indoor maps that they launched in November. read more

SSTL Signs €80M Contract with OHB for Second Batch of Galileo Payloads

July 11, 2012By

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) Director of Telecommunications & Navigation, John Paffett, has today signed a contract with Ingo Engeln, member of the Executive Board of OHB System AG at the Farnborough International Airshow, for the construction of a further eight navigation payloads for the European Galileo programme. read more

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SES-5 SBAS Satellite Successfully Launched

July 10, 2012By
Artist's rendering of the SES-5.

The SES-5 geostationary communications satellite (also known as Sirius 5 and Astra 4B) was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 9 at precisely 18:38:29.994 UTC. After a number of manoeuvres by the various rocket stages, the satellite was released from the Breeze-M upper stage into its geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) at 03:50:15.150 UTC on July 10. read more

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