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BIM gets a boost
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The 1.2 million-square-foot Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., will have plenty of well-designed spaces for visitors to talk about when the center opens in February 2013. A multi-function exhibit hall of about eight acres, a grand ballroom (a "mere" 57,500 square feet) and a "junior" ballroom (18,000 square feet) are among the most spacious. In addition, 60 meeting rooms will be built on 90,000 square feet, and all of this space is intended to be "green," i.e., energy and environmentally sustainable. More



National Museum of Surveying
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10 things you can do for the Museum. More

Ask Dr. Map: Going to extremes
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Q: You've discussed strange place names in your column before, what about the titles of USGS quadrangles? A: Toponyms are a never ending source of interest and entertainment. ... More

Save our GPS Coalition clips
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Ars Technica and Extreme Tech continue to report that a bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski last week urging him to find new radio spectrum for LightSquared.



CLASSIFIEDS
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Nichols State University seeks Assistant Professor (Geomatics) for its Applied Sciences Department. More

TECH BITS
Critical milestone completed

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Developed under the EnhancedView Program, GeoEye-2 satellite has robust tasking capabilities, faster imagery collection rates, and a new state-of-the-art ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems camera. More

The GIS guide to public domain
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GIS users will find in the guide detailed information about the sources and quality of spatial data available in the public domain. Policies that govern the use of the public domain are covered as well. More



Geomatics programs
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If you are looking for information about schools offering geomatics degrees, take a look at a list put together by Chuck Ghilani at Penn State. More

PEOPLE
Roland to take the helm at PLSC

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Please welcome Becky Roland with Phoenix AMC! More

SAVE THE DATE
Survey Summit 12

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July 21-24, 2012, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif.
Have you registered yet and made your hotel reservations? Go to http://www.surveysummit.com to check out the rich program offered at the summit and other opportunities you will have if you attend.
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Trimble Dimensions 2012
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Nov. 5-7, 2012, The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada More

MAPPS / ASPRS joint specialty conference
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Oct. 29–Nov. 1, 2012, Tampa, Fla. More

Intergraph's GIS product roadmap comes into focus
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From Joe Francica: Ola Rollen, Hexagon's CEO, said in his opening keynote that, "We're going to spend money on more workflow oriented solutions." So, I wanted to see what the company was showing to clients. I spent the better part of day-two of the Hexagon 2012 conference in Las Vegas getting product demos of Intergraph's GIS suite. More

Google to offer more 3-D, offline maps
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Google unveiled some upgrades to its mapping software ahead of Apple's expected announcement that it will ditch Google Maps on iPhones and iPads in favor of its own technology. At a news conference at its San Francisco office, Google previewed a handful of upcoming features, including the ability to use Google maps without an Internet connection. More

Oil and gas surveying
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With boots tied to the construction economy, it's no secret that surveyors have endured the worst economic downturn since the end of WWII. Those who have been surveying for a while have seen many ups and downs, but for each downturn, after at most a year, were able to get back to the business of building America. Some parts of the country have fared better than others. More

Oracle and spatial: An update
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At the Oracle Spatial User Conference this year in Washington, D.C., Jim Steiner, vice president of Server Technologies, discussed a wide variety of topics, from "big data" to Oracle's new program for partners called "Oracle Spatial Specialization." Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg sat down with Steiner to get more details. More


 
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