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2013: When the world found geofencing
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Geofencing just might be the catalyst for location-based advertising the so-called "holy grail" of LBS. And 2013 seems to be shaping up as the year geofencing seals the deal. Both ABI Research and Broadcom, the chip makers, see the potential. More

US officials addressing cyber threat at 'highest levels' with China, on heels of hacker report
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Obama administration officials said they have "serious concern" with China's alleged cyber-snooping and are raising the issue "at the highest levels" in Beijing, on the heels of a report that claimed China's People's Liberation Army had stolen data from 115 U.S. companies over a seven-year period. U.S. officials would not comment directly on the report. More

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To license or not to license geospatial data: Still a challenge for government agencies
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Tim de Troye from the State of South Carolina offered a presentation that is an ongoing issue among states and local governments about how they distribute geospatial data collected with taxpayer money. He recognized that some organizations copyright their data and that data in South Carolina, for example, is available but through different agreements depending on whether it is spatial or not. More

Geospatial technology plays a critical role in the electric power industry
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By Geoff Ziess: Geospatial data and technology, including LiDAR plays a critical role in the energy industry, in general. I would like to outline just a few examples where geospatial technology plays a key enabling role in the electric power industry. More

The ubiquitous digital map
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A lot of great conferences in the U.K. happen in London. But not all great conferences. For some, you have to travel a little further afield. Maybe to East Anglia. Or more specifically to Norwich, the county town of Norfolk. If you were in Norwich last week, you might have noticed that SyncConf was taking place and I'd been asked by ex-MultiMapper and co-founder of SyncConf, John Fagan to do a talk on something related to maps. How could I refuse? More

Gentile appointed to National Geospatial Advisory Committee
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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced the appointment of Matt Gentile, principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and leader of the Deloitte Geospatial practice, along with 12 other professionals, to serve as members of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee. More

Smartphone vs. tablet vs. desktop? It no longer matters
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The biggest mobile show, the Mobile World Congress, takes place this week in Barcelona, Spain. It comes at an interesting time. Attendees will find it no longer makes sense to think about which device, or screen, is of primary importance to users. Google reports findings that 90 percent of users move sequentially between several screens (TV, phone, desktop computer and tablet) to accomplish tasks. More

Tomorrow's workforce: High school program "lights up" utilities' future
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A recent article in Smart Grid News, "Youngster to utilities: Here's a better way to build a grid," reminds us that the energy industry faces both a graying workforce and a younger future worker who associates energy with climbing poles and flipping switches. More

Researchers find way to pinpoint location where online video was shot
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Researchers are currently working on a software program that can analyze online video and pinpoint the location where it was captured. The idea is a novel one, but blogger Bill Snyder wonders if it represents another blow to Internet-user privacy. More

FAA issues a call for unmanned aerial systems research and test sites
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The Federal Aviation Administration has begun the delayed process of selecting six research and test sites where unmanned aerial systems or UAS will finally be able to spread their wings and, hopefully, launch a new, multi-billion dollar industry. More


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