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Vol 24,
Issue 1

Project Management

San Mateo County
Standardizes on GeoMedia

GIS Net Surfing

News to Use

The Harlow Report -GIS

Volume 24 • No 1 •   2001
ISSN 0742-468X •  Since 1978
On-line Since 2000

News to Use

Leica Geosystems , didn’t understand the high-tech bust. During the first nine months of the Fiscal Year 2001, sales revenues grew by 22.1% and reached CHF 457.3 million. Earnings before interest and taxes were CHF 40.7 million, an increase of over 53%. During the last three months, three projects were launched, with the aim of capturing dynamic new growth markets through strategic acquisitions.

Contact: Fritz Staudacher • Leica Geosystems AG • Heinrich-Wild-Strasse • CH-9435 Heerbrugg (Schweiz) • Phone (direct) +41 71 727 3043 • E-Mail:

3M Selects   Intergraph's GeoMedia WebMap as the Internet Component for Its Transportation Asset Management System (TAMS). TAMS is a comprehensive transportation safety asset management system that inventories and manages the maintenance and replacement of traffic signs, pavement markings and other transportation infrastructure components throughout their life cycles.

“Our TAMS system meets changing safety needs by providing technology management services that help agencies better track and upgrade their transportation safety assets, ” said James Eggert, business development manager for the 3M TAMS project.

Contact: Intergraph • Phone: 1-800-791-3357 (within the U.S.) •
1-256-730-7191 (outside the U.S.) • Web:

Global Geomatics and SoftMap Technologies formed a strategic partnership aimed at advancing the state-of-the-art in visualization of electronic maps and other geospatial data. The relationship between the companies is focused on making GIS technology useable for mass market consumption and will result in joint development of certain GIS technologies, the licensing of the companiesâ technologies, and the introduction of several new products.

Global Geomatics will bring to the liaison its OGDI technology. OGDI (Open Geospatial Datastore Interface) technology is designed for accessing, distributing and interacting with complex, heterogeneous, spatially referenced data. This allows GIS data in almost any form to be accessed or distributed over the Web or other network without data conversion or translation. SoftMap will combine the OGDI technology with its GIS visualization and user interface technology. The result will be incorporated in SoftMap Technologies SoftMap Pro and SoftMap WebServer products to provide a new generation of PC and server-based tools for IT and ASP organizations that need to manage, large, complex, stores of map, geospatial, or photogrammetric data.

Contact: Global Geomatics Inc. • Email:info@globalg • Phone (450) 668 4949 • Fax (450) 668 2822 • Web: Global Geomatics
SoftMap Technologies Inc. #149; Email: • Phone (418) 523-2444 • Fax (418) 523-4888 • Web: SoftMap Technologies

RTSE USA, Inc. , delivered the GeoConnect Geodata Management to the City of Anchorage, Alaska to manage complex geographic information.

The new system allows the City of Anchorage to archive, distribute, and manage all of its geographic data, from orthoimagery (maps, charts, and diagrams) to planning data, with online links to related City documents. Because the GeoConnect system helps City staff create and manage geographic metadata that meets Federal and international standards, the City ’s GIS has been registered in the Federal Geographic Data Committee ’s Clearinghouse network

Charles Barnwell, GIS Manager for the City of Anchorage, said that efficient processes built into the GeoConnect system will enable the City to get its geographic data on line quickly. For a clear understanding of the Anchorage project click your way to

ESRI was selected to be part of the PB Farradyne, Inc., team that will design, build, and operate TravInfo® , the San Francisco Bay Area's real-time traffic and transit information source. PB Farradyne, Inc., a division of the Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, Inc., engineering firm in New York, was awarded a $38 million, six-year contract by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the transportation planning, coordinating, and financing agency for the Bay Area.

PB Farradyne's TravInfo® contract calls for providing the systems and services to collect, disseminate, and market timely, comprehensive, accurate, and reliable travel information on major roadways and public transportation in the nine-county Bay Area. ESRI will provide software and services support to PB Farradyne for map display functionality on the MTC TravInfo® project.

ESRI will develop two map display applications for two different environments. One will operate independently on each TravInfo¨ workstation. The other is an Intranet-enabled application that will give other agencies access to TravInfo® data without having to install the application locally.

Ernie Ott, ESRI transportation industry manager, said “One of the most exciting benefits that GIS offers to transportation managers is a full feedback loop. ”

For a complete discussion, see TravInfo® II Heads Towards Deployment • A Discussion with Emily Van Wagner and Michael Berman • Co-Project Managers of TravInfo® .

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