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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Trimble Navigation (TRMB) was ugraded by Canaccord Genuity from HOLD to BUY and the stock is up 13.5% at midday trading. The company's Q2 revenue was up 22% year over year according to press statements. During the quarter the company acquired Tekla, a company engaged in building information modeling (BIM).

Intermap Technology (TSE:IMP) is up 16.6% today on virtually no public news. This stock swings more widely than spring break time in Florida.

DigitalGlobe (DGI) is up nearly 10% today. TickrWatch says that the stock is trading below its 200-day moving average (resistance at $27.50) but above it's 50-day moving average (support at $25.01) and Reuters is reporting that the company narrowed its loss in Q2.

Autodesk (ADSK) has been trending downward for the last two months and is now off 22% since mid-May. The company reiterated its revenue guidance on June 30 to be in the $530 Million to $545 Million range.

by Joe Francica on 08/03 at 09:24 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The data policy for the Geological Survey of India was released and begins:

The activity domain  under the mission Geoinformatics are broadly categorized in the scheme –i) Information Infrastructure, ii) National Geospatial Datasets, iii) Product Management, iv) 3D-Integrated Application, v) Mobile Mapping, and vi) e-Governance.  The information infrastructure, in turn, includes the GSI Portal which archives the scientific attribute and spatial information and GSI Net. 

- press release

Ubon Ratchathani is now at the forefront of IT utilisation for public health in pioneering a mobile app on Android tablet PCs for healthcare officials to collect household information on patients.

The app tracks not only the home location of patients but familial relationships, making it easier for health providers to better understand pattens with families and geographies. The underlying maps are from Google. Ubon Rachathani is the second most populous province in Thailand.

Bangkok Post

The [Japanese] government said Tuesday it plans to draw up a radioactive substance concentration map for farmlands and conduct a study on contaminated debris as part of measures to deal with radioactive material released from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The plan is to take some 500 samples and install more monitors by year's end. There are however no details on how this information will be used for decontamination effots.

- Mainichi Daily News

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/03 at 03:34 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The map shows all of the announced RebuildIndy projects, according to a news release, and includes details such as estimated starting and completion dates and project descriptions.

Check www.Indy.gov/RebuildIndy and lick on the link RebuildIndy Interactive Map Tool on the right-hand side of the page [direct link].

Indianapolis Star

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg is taking a new approach to preserving the history of the centuries-old Mount Calvary Cemetery in Allison Hill.

The diocese has allowed the National Park Service and the Land Logistics Group of Camp Hill to map the cemetery through laser and global positioning satellite technology.

Sally Holbert, President of Land Logics Group, said the technology could make genealogy and record-keeping a snap.

"I can click on any of these cemetery sections and information associated with that cemetery block pops up," she said.

Holbert has been using the digital laser mapping process for years in her work as a landscape architect and thought it could be useful to the diocese.

I guess the plan is to use GPS and LiDAR. 

- ABC27 (source of the above discussion)

- Penn Live (better discussion of the techology and notes the work is done pro bono)

Creating a Geographic Information System map will cost Franklin County [PA] $744,000.

The work will be done by Sidwell and will build on a parcel mapping pilot that's complete. Of note, the system will include a uniform parcel identifier . And, in the future the county may levy a tax of $10 or $15 per deed or mortgage recorded that would help fund the system longterm.

- Chambersburg Public Opinion

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/03 at 03:06 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The new website featured at the Museum of Modern Art installation but available to all on the Web puts homegrown videos on a map of the city. The idea of MyBlockNYC is to show the "real" NYC and what happens on each block. You can filter videos for those about sports or food and of course you are encouraged to post your own videos.

- Austin YNN (includes video that's not embeddable)

Waze, one of our favorite free GPS apps for Android and iOS, gets a version 2.4 update today that adds text-to-speech guidance, a commuting widget for the Android app, and a host of smaller improvements.

In other news, the crowdsourced mapping and traffic app has 5 million users.

- C|net

My City Lives is a map-based Web service that allows users to watch videos about various locations in their city. Imagine a mash-up of YouTube and Google Inc.'s Street View service, where users can search for a coffee shop in their neighbourhood, then watch a video about that establishment. "Each video that somebody uploads about a coffee shop is a commercial about that coffee shop," Mr. Dhalla explained.

It's based in Toronto and for now 90% of videos are crowdsourced. The company makes money from videos it helps produce.

- Financial Post

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/03 at 02:59 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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