GIS News: OGC Seeks Comments, GISCI Endorses the Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model

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Announcements from IDV Solutions, GISCI, OGC, SuperGeo, 1Spatial, PolicyMap, Safe Software, and RapidEye make up today’s geospatial industry news.

IDV Solutions

IDV Solutions, maker of Visual Fusion business intelligence software, will present a webinar, “Success Stories for Global Security & Asset Management in SharePoint,” on Thursday, June 30, 2011, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT: Register here.


At its Board of Directors meeting on May 23, 2011, the GIS Certification Institute Board of Directors endorsed the Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM).


The Open Geospatial Consortium seeks public comment on the candidate OGC PUCK Protocol Encoding Standard.  The candidate OGC PUCK Standard documents are available for review and comment at


SuperGeo Technologies is pleased to announce that SuperPad 3, its full-function mobile GIS software, has been selected by Eximsales Company in India.


1Spatial’s Radius Clarity technology is playing a role in IGN France’s “New Base Map” project, which has resulted in a new flowline for topographic map production at 1:25,000 scale and, if needed, at 1:50 000 scale. The production flowline involves generalisation, the process of reducing the number of features within the source data and then modifying the way features appear on the map appropriately for a chosen target scale. Radius Clarity, as 1Spatial’s automatic platform for generalisation, therefore represents a key component in this project and one that IGN France has been able to integrate into their overall technology architecture.


“Map Your Community”, the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia’s mapping tool powered by PolicyMap, is now available for you to embed on your website. Once embedded, the widget can give your website visitors customized maps that provide snapshots of current and historical economic and demographic conditions. To learn more and get the iframe code, visit the Federal Reserve’s website.

Safe Software

Safe Software announced has announced that FME is enabling European organisations to successfully resolve critical data-preparation and delivery barriers to achieve INSPIRE compliance. With unmatched support for INSPIRE XML and GML, FME is helping stakeholders to solve complex XML-based spatial data transformation challenges and create scalable, spatial-data platforms that deliver enhanced business intelligence.


RapidEye has made the announcement that it has imaged and  holds more than two billion square kilometers of satellite imagery in its archive.  RapidEye invites everyone to try EyeFind to search and browse every square kilometer of imagery collected in the last two years of commercial operation  including the newest collections from the last 24 hours. EyeFind can be accessed at

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