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Larry Diamond, vice president of the GIS division, resigned from his post at Autodesk, San Rafael, Calif., after accepting a position at S1 Corporation, Atlanta, Ga.Rick Mascitti, senior director of engineering for GIS, is serving as interim vice president of the division. Mascitti worked closely with Diamond since he became vice president of the GIS division and will continue to execute on the strategic and technical direction that Diamond set.

LiDAR Services International (LSI), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, opened a new corporate office and LiDAR data processing center in Calgary. LSI is a privately owned LiDAR service provider that was created following the sale of TerraPoint LLC of The Woodlands, Texas, and the closure of the TerraPoint Canada office in July 2002.

Eagle Point, Dubuque, Iowa, created Client Communities on its website as an additional set of resources for its clients. Designed to assist in the implementation of Eagle Point technological solutions, the Client Community section of the Eagle Point website at provides a host of valuable resources. Among the information on each Client Community are materials posted by the organization detailing standards, tips, valuable data on utilizing the tools available to the client and much more. This may include newsgroups, testimonials, sample drawings, white papers and FAQs that are specific to the client’s use of technology.

NovaLIS Technologies, Charlotte, N.C., created a technical support division, now the main point of contact for all support-related software inquiries from clients and business partners. The new division has a consolidated E-mail address, support@novalistech. com, for all support requests. Also, the introductory and advanced training programs for NovaLIS’ Land Records Framework have been completely redeveloped.

Blue Marble Geographics, Gardiner, Maine, created Blue Marble GIS Development, a new software development division that will create custom GIS applications in the areas of image georeferencing, image reprojections, coordinate conversion, vertical transformations, image and map file display and GPS data integrations. Blue Marble GIS Development will also begin to develop custom plug-ins to modify any of their existing applications to suit a customer’s specific requirements.

Leica Geosystems, Atlanta, Ga., opened a new software development center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to provide custom software solutions for customers in North and South America. Additional software development centers have also been established in Madrid and Shanghai to serve the European and Asian markets.