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Geospatial technology in 5 to 10 years
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Peter Batty, founder and VP at Ubisense, was recently asked to write on trends in "geospatial information management" over the next five years, and also looking further out to 10 years. It's quite interesting to try to think 10 years out, and there's quite a bit of detail that had to be cut out to get to 1,000 words. More



NCEES seeks surveyor volunteers
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Licensed professional surveyors or surveyor interns are invited to participate in a standard-setting study for the Fundamentals of Surveying exam. More

Abraham Lincoln's National Museum of Surveying Capital Campaign
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Wondering what you personally or your state can do for the Museum? Here are action steps to take if you want to get involved in the Capital Campaign. More

2012 scholarship recipients announced
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Each year, through the National Society of Professional Surveyors Foundation, thousands of dollars in scholarships funded by a variety of individuals, companies and organizations are made available to encourage and support college education in geospatial sciences. Congratulations to this year's winners. More



New name for ABET accreditation commission
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The ABET Board of Directors recently approved a proposal to change the name of the Technology Accreditation Commission to Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission. This change will take full effect on Oct. 1. More

Too fast, too furious
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What should have been done? What could have been done? Or is this issue simply "done"? A lot has happened since the heady days of January and February of 2012, with the almost daily flood of articles in such publications as Forbes magazine and Business Week chronicling the pivotal progressions of the LightSquared saga. More

ACSM Radio Hour, Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m. EDT
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Be sure to join host Curt Sumner for the ACSM Radio Hour on Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m. EDT to hear the perspectives of Chuck Karayan on topics ranging from surveying education to the trend toward over-reliance on technology rather than professional analysis. More



Congress yet to resolve geospatial info sharing issue
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The U.S. Congress recognized the challenge of coordinating and sharing geospatial data from the local, county and state level with the national level, and vice versa, but "challenges to coordinating how geospatial data are acquired and used &mdash collecting duplicative data sets, for example — at the local, state and federal levels, in collaboration with the private sector, are not yet resolved," concluded a new Congressional Research Service report. Click here to download the report, Issues and Challenges for Federal Geospatial Information, in pdf format. More

Atlas shows 500 years of CO2 storage in North America
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The U.S. Department of Energy, Natural Resources Canada and the Mexican Ministry of Energy released the first-ever atlas mapping the potential carbon dioxide storage capacity in North America. According to the newly released North American Carbon Storage Atlas, there is at least 500 years of geologic storage for carbon dioxide emissions in North America. More

SAVE THE DATE
Survey Earth in a Day

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Planet Earth has never been measured with great precision in its entirety from thousands of points simultaneously during the course of a single day. On Survey Earth Day, geospatial professionals of the world will have a chance to change that. More



CAST navigation: Signal diversity and the PHGPST
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From Don Jewell: As loyal readers are aware, I have long been an advocate of signal diversity as a solution to many of the ills that plague the GPS user, especially outdated user equipment. Signal diversity potentially provides users with more signals and signal origins. More signals improve availability, the No. 1 user criteria by a huge margin, and serve as a defense against jamming and spoofing. More

A mobile workforce improves field-staff operations
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Situated in the north-central part of the United States, Wisconsin is shaped by a wide variety of geographical and geological features. Stretching from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, its landscape contains an abundance of attributes, including highlands, lowlands, plains, prairies, bluffs, dense forests and tens of thousands of glacial lakes. More

Is open source hardware IT's next big thing?
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Those of us with gray hair remember when mainstream companies viewed open source software with extreme skepticism — that is, until it became apparent that the Internet backbone was running reliably on OSS. Now attention is turning to open source hardware. Open source hardware? Really? Really. More


 
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