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GITA focuses on intelligent infrastructure for a sustainable future
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The Geospatial Information Technology Association's 2011 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference took place in Dallas from April 10-13, with an event theme, "Intelligent Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future." At this 34th annual event, the rapid pace of technology and the evolution of conference outreach were major points of discussion. More

GITA Executive Director to appear at Phoenix meeting
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The local chapter of GITA is meeting at the Local Breeze Restaurant and Bar in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 22 to socially exchange ideas on the national and local efforts of GECCo (Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration) and the Department of Homeland Security. Bob Samborski, Executive Director of GITA, will be talking about the recent DHS grant for the GECCo program. More

GITA's GIS for Oil and Gas Pipeline exhibit opportunities and call for presentations
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Program topics will include Regulations, Risk Management, Data Governance, Integrity Management for Pipeline, Data Integration, Emerging Technology, Emergency Preparedness and Response and Stakeholder Outreach. Visit for updates! Priority booth placement for all corporate members will be given until April 22. Reserve your space today at The call for presentations is now open! Submit your abstract here before May 6.

Welcome to the newest members of GITA!
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David Nichols, City of Tallahassee-Underground Utilities
Kim Nickles, Austin Energy
Janet Rice, Exelon Corporation
Kurt Brummett, Delta State University
Robert Parkinson, ENMAX Power Corporation
Jessica Griffith, Delta State University
Jonathan Kilpatrick, City of Tallahassee-Underground Utilities
Russell Starbuck, Austin Energy
Jennifer Meadows, City of Tallahassee-Underground Utilities

Esri providing emergency mapping for Japan
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More than a dozen organizations have come together to provide mapping support for the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster. The group, known as the Emergency Mapping Team, is supplying maps and web services that are being used to make better decisions for relief and recovery efforts related to the recent Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and resultant tsunami. More

Is the US Army taking command of the smart grid?
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The U.S. Army may not be leading the charge toward a smart grid future — it just seems like it sometimes. Last week, the Army commissioned a Smart Charging Micro-Grid from PowerSecure International, Inc. to help it cut fuel consumption and costs, and to improve safety, power reliability and availability at remote Army locations. More

Smart customer service for a smart grid world
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Despite the many benefits of smart grid technology, the past year has seen its fair share of consumer backlash with some customers viewing smart meters as simply mechanisms that over charge for electricity. The problem is many people still don't really know what the smart grid is and how it can improve one's energy consumption and costs. More

Will new energy law help or hurt California economy?
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Will California's new energy legislation help or hurt the state's economy? Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring California utilities to obtain 33 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. The current requirement is 20 percent. More

What the US could learn from Europe's latest smart grid ploy
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The European Commission, disappointed with what it sees as a less than stunning response to its 2009 smart grid plan, has warned member states that more strict smart grid regulations are coming if they don't get moving on their smart meter rollouts. And to sweeten the pot, the EC also slipped into its strategy paper the possibility of regulatory incentives. More

Protecting our electric grid
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Our advanced electric infrastructure — which includes our electric grid, satellites, transportation, water, information technology and communications systems — is at risk. The increasingly likely threat of a major electromagnetic pulse, whether man-made or natural, striking our largely unprotected electrical infrastructure could well cause long-term, widespread damage — perhaps even its destruction. More

Magellan introduces a rugged handheld GPS for GIS professionals
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Magellan, a pioneering GPS brand, announced it's re-entering the GIS market with the eXplorist Pro 10, a rugged, lightweight and waterproof GPS handheld device specifically designed for GPS/GIS data collection. More

Vietnam to launch first RS satellite in 2014
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Vietnam will launch its first remote sensing satellite in 2014. The satellite, called VNREDSat-1, will be designed and assembled using French technology in 2013. The 130kg satellite will be capable of capturing earth images from almost 700km into space, to monitor and study the effects of climate change, monitor natural disasters and manage natural resources and the environment. More

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