Given the advances being made today in wireless technologies, it is no wonder that people are now getting rid of their landline phones for Smartphones and other VoIP based telecom systems. A prime example of this is the recent announcement by Verizon that it is going to sell its wireline assets to Frontier Communications. This deal will transpire in three different states, and is worth a total of $10.5 billion.
As we continue to profile various GIS based companies, there is another emerging that is on the cusp of producing some brand new revolutionary products and services. This company is known as CubeWerx. It is a geospatial firm with headquarters in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Read More
To date, the Internet has been largely unregulated by the Federal Government. Now, there is even more of an effort to keep this a reality. Three Democratic Senators–Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward Markey (D-MA), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO)–have created a new bill called the “Community Broadband Act.” This legislation proposal is designed to repeal state laws which prohibit towns, cities, and districts from creating and building their own broadband networks. Read More
IGI, based out of Kreutzal, Germany, is one of the leading geospatial companies in the world. They offer various types of GIS based integrated sensors coupled with Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The range of applications include both airborne and mobile land survey missions. Read More
In just about every industry imaginable, content distribution is one of the best ways to disseminate information about the latest happenings not only to clients, but also to other professionals, consultants, value added resellers, C-level executives, etc. This is a trend which is now occurring more frequently in the GIS.
Caliper Corporation, based out of Newton, MA, is a pioneer in both the creation and the development of GIS and transportation based software. Their products are equally supported with technical service, applications and training, GIS database development, and customization per customer requirements. Read More
In the world of the telecom industry, the federal government always has its eye upon the biggest players in the field. Every rule and regulation must be abided by, and if not, there are stiff fines to be paid. Just recently, AT&T announced that it has been ordered to pay such penalties. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the company violated federal laws by operating microwave stations well beyond the established parameters it is currently allowed.
It’s only two months until tax time, and just about everybody is trying to figure out what can be deducted and how to maximize those deductions, all in an effort to get a refund from the IRS. If you think about it, just about everything has a tax associated with it. Even the most common and simplest items get taxed, such as filling up your car with gas or even buying coffee from your local Starbuck’s café. Read More
Blue Marble Geographics is a GIS based software company with headquarters in Gardiner, Maine. It has been in business since 1993. The founder of the company, Jeff Cole, has always been motivated to develop innovative solutions for the Geospatial market. Their first GIS product was the “Geographic Calculator,” first built on a Windows 3.1 platform. The primary objective of this product was to convert and re-project spatial data. Read More
Compass Data, Inc., a leading GIS vendor headquartered in Centennial, CO, was founded in 1993. They specialize in the development and analysis of GIS software applications, photogrammetry, as well as remotely sensed data. What makes this company even more unique is that they have collected data from over 32,000 Ground Control Points (GCPs) from six of the seven continents. The remaining continent is Antarctica, and they have plans to conquer that territory soon. Read More
We all have heard of Vonage, primarily through the commercials we see on TV during prime time. But, do you really know what this company is all about? Vonage is a publicly held company that specializes in offering, to its customer base, enterprise grade level “Voice over Internet Protocol” (VoIP) services. In other words, with VoIP, one can make telephone calls over the Internet at a very low cost. Read More
There are many GIS based vendors worldwide, but one which will make its presence known this year is GeoNorth, LLC. They are currently based out of Anchorage, Alaska, and they specialize in the development of GIS based software technology. For instance, they offer such services as GeoSpatial based solutions, web design and database management services, GIS mobile app development, as well as graphic design Services. Read More