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Monday, March 29, 2010

SRC LLC, the location intelligence software solution provider, announced today that it has changed its name to match its flagship product, and is now called "Alteryx." SRC clearly had an identity issue. SRC didn’t necessarily convert to anything as an acronym and its web URL, "www.extendthereach.com" was not tied in any way to the corporate brand or its much more visible URL, "FreeDemographics.com." Alteryx, the product, has built a reputation for its model building workflows that incorporate both business and location intelligent components thus capable of reaching into multiple enterprise data warehouses.

by Joe Francica on 03/29 at 09:55 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

French software publisher, We Are Cloud, has released BIME 1.6 with enhanced geospatial tools. BIME is a SaaS solution that has a few thematic mapping options such as "heat maps" and the company says it will geocode data. What caught my attention is 1) the company’s name signaled some sort of cloud-based solution; 2) geospatial and BI are not that common (I never thought the BI folks got geospatial in the first place); and 3) some unusual graphical displays of geospatial phenomenon. Worth a look.

Source: TEC

by Joe Francica on 03/29 at 09:40 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

California CIO Teri Takai was named U.S. Defense Department IT Chief.

- GovTech

@ChadVanderVeen

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/29 at 08:27 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

First American Spatial Solutions (FASS) released a report (registration required) showing the top 13 cities at risk for the most damage from storm surge due to hurricanes. They are:

  1. Gulf Shores, Alabama
  2. Brownsville, Texas
  3. Corpus Christi, Texas
  4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  5. Wilmington, North Carolina
  6. Long Island, New York
  7. Jacksonville, Florida
  8. New Orleans, Louisiana
  9. Charleston, South Carolina
  10. Houston-Galveston, Texas
  11. Tampa, Florida
  12. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  13. Miami-Dade, Florida

According to FASS, "First American’s report focuses on the exposure of single residential structures to storm surge in 13 key geographic areas along the U.S. coastline. It found that the total loss in each area could range from over $53B at the highest level for a Cat 5 hurricane to over $180M at the lowest level for a Cat 1 storm. The two areas with the most at-risk communities with significant residential exposure to storm surge from a Cat 5 hurricane are Miami and Virginia Beach. The two areas with the most at-risk communities for a Cat 1 storm are Miami and New Orleans."

 

by Joe Francica on 03/29 at 08:19 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

TomTom announced “the availability of a wide range of TomTom devices offering Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Updates. These new features empower users with the accuracy of TomTom’s most up-to-date maps, as well as real-time traffic information that helps them avoid traffic delays and other hassles on the road. At no extra cost, customers will receive these updates for the useful life of the device.”

Garmin announced the lifetime deals at CES last year (APB coverage). TomTom announced free updates in January (press release).

Navigon jumped on the free data for 24 months bandwagon, today, too on all purchases until the end of April. (press release)

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/29 at 04:58 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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