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7 principles for creating a successful GIS internship program
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In an economy where job openings remain limited and new, unemployed college graduates are piling up, the prospect of bringing on qualified, low-to-no-cost intern labor has never been better. Matt Lamborn of Pacific Geodata provides seven tips for companies who need qualified labor but who are on a tight budget. More

From LightSquared to narrowbanding: What's coming in 2013
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By Eric Gakstatter: After a four-month sabbatical and the GPS World servers back in order, I'm back writing on a regular basis. I've been super busy on different GPS/GNSS-related products, conferences and various GPS/GNSS applications. Let's take a look at some of the technologies and events that were significant in 2012 and some that will be significant in 2013 for high-precision GNSS users. More

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Digital globes offer a dynamic vision
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In the main hall of the hands-on science exhibits at the Cape Town Science Center in South Africa, a lifeless, tattered globe stands under naked fluorescent bulbs, all but ignored by children passing through on school tours. Across a sunblasted courtyard and up a dingy staircase, another globe — a digital globe — stands in a darkened room. This globe is a shining sphere of light. More

Making mapping easy: A new editor for OpenStreetMap
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Last year was the year in which a wide audience began to understand the process behind making maps — and that it's a massive, global effort in the pursuit of better and more complete map data. OpenStreetMap, a collaborative, open data process for making maps, continued its fast growth last year, hitting its million contributors mark. More

Angry Birds, tracking device?
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A group of researchers at Carnegie-Mellon had a simple question. When we play a game of Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja on our smartphone, or identify a song's name with Shazam on our tablet, what kind of information do we think we are revealing about ourselves to the outside world? What, in other words, are our privacy expectations? More

Microsoft offers disaster help and response with HelpBridge app for mobile platforms
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Google and others have offered maps, resource lists, ways to find loved ones and other resources for those in natural and other disasters. Now Microsoft has an offering in the form of HelpBridge, a mobile phone app. More

UK drops patent efforts on GPS, GNSS signal design
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The United States and United Kingdom announced that the British government would end its efforts to obtain patent or intellectual property rights related to GPS. The announcement apparently concludes a contentious effort by a commercial affiliate of the U.K. Ministry of Defense to gain patents rights to elements of GNSS signals that would allow them to charge royalties for their use. More

Silicon Valley: We can do smart grid better than you
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By Jesse Berst: Not satisfied with the progress and "greenness" of local utilities, a group of Silicon Valley companies has decided to develop its own smart grid. The story in the Silicon Valley Business Journal is a bit vague, but I'm guessing it will take the form of a microgrid with local renewables and energy storage. A regional think tank will head up the effort in partnership with Google, Yahoo, Intuit and Juniper Networks, among others. More

Hexagon to acquire Russia's NAVGEOCOM
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Hexagon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in Russia-based Navgeocom. The company is the largest distributor for Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon brand, in the Russian Federation. Founded in 1997, Navgeocom has grown into one of the top-tier distributors of surveying and mapping products in Russia. More

Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of GITA News Hub, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of GITA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics. More


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