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National Geospatial Strategy
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The National Geospatial Advisory Committee recently prepared a white paper entitled: "Toward A National Geospatial Strategy: Recommendations from the National Geospatial Advisory Committee." Building on and reinforcing key recommendations and products developed by the NGAC during the past five years, the report describes the value of geospatial technology in promoting economic growth and enabling cost savings — key considerations during the 2013-2016 presidential term. More

Industry outlook 2013: Big data and a brave new GeoWorld
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GeoWorld magazine is again proud to publish this "future-casting" feature. This exercise provides our editorial advisory board members a chance to reflect on a year's worth of changes to the geotechnology industry as well as ponder what the future may hold. At the rate of current technological change, we may have to run our "Industry Outlook" feature every six months to keep proper track of all the rapidly evolving complexities in the geotechnology arena. More

NPR: Mapping a history of the world, and our place in it
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AudioBriefAuthor Simon Garfield loves maps. His home in London is full of them — that's where they're stocked, hanging on walls and piled on shelves. So when Garfield was looking for a new topic to write about, not surprisingly, maps won out. His new book is called, "On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Works." More

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Is your job in jeopardy? Slowing demand and rising costs putting utilities at risk
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With electricity use growing at less than 1 percent per year, power companies are "scrambling to trim spending or redirect capital investments to improve profits," the Wall Street Journal reported. Some have started building new high-voltage transmission lines, which offer a higher than average return. At the same time demand is falling, costs are going up, according to Forbes Magazine. More

Esri shares content from Transform Your Organization ArcGIS 10.1 Roadshow
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By Adena Schutzberg: Esri has shared videos, handouts and demos from various locations from its 2012 ArcGIS 10.1 roadshow titled "Transform Your Organization." You can even get a PDF of the certificate of attendence. Slide decks are provided in PDF, too. The one I downloaded was 34 Mb. More

OpenStreetMap: A year of edits 2012
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A video shows all edits made to the OpenStreetMap project in 2012. OpenStreetMap is a free geographic database that anyone can edit; it's like the wikipedia of mapping data. This animation shows all additions and modifications of nodes (flashes) and cumulative edits (fading to purple) in 2012. Additional visualizations are the redaction bot's work (flying away yellow spheres) and the shift to ODbL (green flash). More

Galileo E6 signal tracking announced by JAVAD GNSS
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An announcement on the JAVAD GNSS website states "On December 21, 2012, we have tracked E6 B/C signal from all launched Galileo satellites, using TRE-G3T-E E6-band capable receiver. The following graphs shows SNR and 'code-minus-phase' combination of svn #11 (sat #81 on graph), svn #12 (sat #82), svn #19 (sat #89) and svn #20 (sat #90). C/A stands for E1, P2 for E5B, CL2 for E6, L5 for E5A." More


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