February 28, 2011
The National Broadband Map Launches
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Trimble introduced the new GeoExplorer 6000 series of high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) handheld computers. The series delivers dramatic improvements in difficult GNSS environments such as urban canyons and under tree canopy using Trimble Floodlight satellite shadow reduction technology.

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Cellphones Become the World’s Eyes and Ears on Protests February 18, 2011, The New York Times (registration required)

Many dream of conquering Mount Everest, known in Nepal as Sagarmatha, or "goddess of the sky." Some climbers reach the lofty goal and-for a few minutes, at least-stand victorious atop the 29,035-foot mountain. But very few are able to take a global audience with them, as 13-year-old Jordan Romero did. – ArcNews Online “Live on Everest” application


2011 Indiana GIS Conference
Date: March 1 - 2, 2011
Place: Horizon Convention Center
401 South High Street, Muncie, IN 47308 USA
The Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) will host the 2011 Indiana GIS Conference March 1-2, 2011 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana.  This event brings together over 300 of Indiana’s leading GIS professionals specializing in all facets of GIS use and development.
ESRI Partner Conference
Date: March 5 - 8, 2011
Place: Palm Springs, CA USA

As a partner, you’re part of ongoing, breakthrough innovation that fuels organizations across the globe. The Esri Partner Conference is here to help you further grasp how to drive business with the geographic advantage.
  • Get updated on trends and how you can leverage our resources.
  • Connect with people who can help you succeed, from other partners to Esri staff.
  • Collect insight from Esri President Jack Dangermond.
  • Gain a more competitive edge and improve the health of your company.
2011 ESRI Worldwide Business Partner Conference (BPC)
Date: March 6 - 8, 2011
Place: Palm Springs Convention Center

Plan to join us for the 2011 ESRI Worldwide Business Partner Conference (BPC),
2011 ESRI Developer Summit
Date: March 7 - 10, 2011
Place: Palm Springs Convention Center

Plan to join us for the 2011 ESRI Developer Summit, taking place March 7–10, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California.
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries) Fundamentals
Date: March 11, 2011
Place: 8517 Excelsior Dr
Madison, WI 53717 USA

This course is designed for GEOPAK, InRoads, and MXRoads users who want to incorporate GIS data in their civil workflows. This course covers use of Map Manager for creating and managing map layers and themed output. Also covered are ArcView Shapefile interoperability capabilities, the topology tools, as well as coordinate system operations and transformations including Grid-to-Ground transformations.
Date: March 14 - 16, 2011
Place: Convention Centre of Al Bustan Rotana Hote
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

GISWORX is our proactive technical support delivery mechanism. This annual 3-day event provides a unique indepth learning environment on different aspects of GIS to both beginners as well as advanced users through several technical workshops on focused topics. It helps the organizations take full advantage of their software investment by enhancing the knowledge and skills of their GIS professionals. It also addresses key issues related to implementation of GIS in specific industries. Over the years, GISWORX evolved to be the premier GIS event in the Middle East region.
GEOFORM+2011 The 8th International Industrial Forum
Date: March 15 - 18, 2011
Place: EcoCenter Sokolniki
Pavilion 2 , Moscow, Russia

The 8th International specialized forum of the latest technologies in the field of geodesy, cartography, geographic information systems, intelligent transport systems and satellite navigation, geology and geophysics, tunnel construction and underground utilities
SPAR 2011: 3D Imaging & Positioning for Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing
Date: March 21 - 24, 2011

Access the change agents in engineering, construction, manufacturing, and security who embrace new technologies in 3D capture, processing and delivery and drive new work process within their organizations.  SPAR attendees are leaders in driving productivity and safety benefits for their organizations and their clients.  Attendees come to SPAR to make things happen.  You won’t find this level of engagement at any other conference.
Coastal GeoTools 2011!
Date: March 21 - 24, 2011
Place: Myrtle Beach

Coastal GeoTools is the conference series that focuses on the technical information needs of the nation's coastal programs.
24th Annual GIS-T Symposium
Date: March 28 - 30, 2011
Place: Hershey, PA USA

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sponsors the annual GIS for Transportation Symposium. It is a chance for persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field. The Symposium annually attracts over 400 Symposium registrants in addition to the 50 exhibitors in the technology hall
17th Annual California GIS Conference - Meeting California's Challenges
Date: March 28 - 31, 2011
Place: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Fresno, CA USA

CalGIS is definitely the place to be to learn about the Best in California GIS. A comprehensive educational program (for beginners and advanced professionals), networking events and an exhibit hall are all featured at CalGIS. Make plans to attend the 2011 conference in Fresno!

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