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RFID: What's new this year?
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"What's new this year?" is a question people often ask with a smile as they "cross the aisle" to visit our exhibit booth at their annual convention. "There's always something new at Berntsen!" we respond instantly, without hesitation. The InfraMarker System Magnetic-RFID product line, in particular, has grown and changed quite a bit. More



Are point cloud models the endpoint?
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The workflows of capturing and extracting digital reality from point clouds has taken some leaps forward recently, given advancements in both computer hardware and software. The increased speed at which these large volumes of data are processed, and the automation of feature extraction, greatly improve the utility of the data. While workflow aims at easier ingestion and manipulation in existing systems, might there be applications where the point cloud is the only model? More

ACSM Radio Hour, March 19, 11 a.m. EST
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James L. Williams will be the guest on March 19. Williams is the author of the book, "Blazes, Posts & Stones, a History of Ohio's Original Land Subdivisions." Host Curt Sumner will discuss with Williams the purpose of the book, and his motivations for writing it. More

Live From Satellite 2012: Few fireworks On LightSquared panel
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Despite the wrangling between the GPS industry and nationwide satellite broadband wannabe on the front burner inside the Beltway, it was not a standing-room-only group at the "LightSquared and GPS: Status Update and Lesson Learned" panel at Satellite 2012. And it wasn't much of a status update or a lessons-learned commentary. Rather, it was more of a marketing ploy by one panelist, a reiteration of test results from two others, and some pointed looks between LightSquared's regulatory guy and a senior lawyer from Dow Lohnes who speaks FCC. More



After LightSquared's tumble, satellite firms still investing in growth
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Washington area satellite firms are expecting growth and launching new technology even as Reston, Va.-based LightSquared watches its business prospects dim after failing to hold onto needed federal approval. The satellite business is an inherently rocky one; historically, it's not unusual for companies to go bankrupt because of the high costs of launching and maintaining satellites. More

Tech news
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Rand McNally's recently released Connect Software provides middleware enabling developer access to key telematics metrics. More

Galileo to spearhead global search and rescue service
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With an aim to pinpoint distress calls for rapid search and rescue, Galileo navigation system will be harnessed, announced European Space Agency. It will test expansion of the humanitarian system over the next two years to make it more effective. More

Administration presses China on REEs
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In line with the spirit of the proposed Resource Assessment of Rare Earths Act of 2011, Rare Earth Council co-chair adds his voice in support of the Administration's recent criticisms of China's monopolistic exploitation of these strategically important minerals. More



Save the date
TUgis 2012

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The 25th Annual Towson University Geographic Information Sciences Conference (TUgis 2012) will take place at Towson University, Md., on March 19-20. The conference features presentations and workshops on a variety of GIS topics. More

NSPS Spring Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., May 4-6
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The meeting will be held at Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, N.C., 28217. The meeting schedule is as follows:

May 4, Committee Meetings
May 5, Board of Governors
May 6, Board of Directors


Survey Summit 2012 in San Diego, July 21-24
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For paper abstract submissions, registration and hotel reservation, visit http://www.surveysummit.com/.

LiDAR dates announced
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The European LiDAR Mapping Forum will take place in Salzburg, Austria, on Dec. 4-5. Denver will host the International LIDAR Mapping Forum on Feb. 11-13, 2013. More

'We the People 9*17 Contest' for K-12 students
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Foundation offers prizes and scholarships for original student speeches, songs, short films and public service announcements on the U.S. Constitution.

Students with a passion for American history and our nation's founding principles are encouraged to enter the "We the People 9*17 Contest," the non-profit foundation Constituting America announced.
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