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Only 4 more days to submit your abstract for the GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference and save $100 on exhibit space!
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May 20 is the deadline to submit your abstract and save $100 on exhibit space! Conference program topics will include Regulations, Risk Management, Data Governance, Integrity Management for Pipeline, Data Integration, Emerging Technology, Emergency Preparedness and Response and Stakeholder Outreach. Submit your abstract here, and reserve your booth space today! More

Sponsorship opportunities for GITA's GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference
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GITA's GIS for Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference has been a continuing success for 20 years. Become a sponsor and set your company apart from the competition by gaining brand visibility among your target audience. Reach those looking for solutions and technologies to resolve everyday GIS issues in the workplace. More

TECTERRA: Supporting Canadian Geomatics Commercialization

We provide investment and grant funds supporting geomatics technology commercialization in Canada. TECTERRA also enables job creation and training for geomatics professionals. More…

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    Open source geospatial conference offers entry-level content
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    The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference offers a full-day introduction for newcomers at the 2011 conference, which will be held Sept. 12-16 in Denver. FOSS4G is the premier international conference focused on open source geospatial software. More

    RapidEye delivers precision agriculture solutions to SST Software customers
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    RapidEye, a leader in wide area, repetitive coverage of Earth through its constellation of satellites announced that it is working in cooperation with SST Software to integrate its precision farming maps into SST's information management products and services. RapidEye's five satellites open new avenues in precision agriculture. More

    Baker establishes oil and gas pipeline engineering services group
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    Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, announced that it has established a Pittsburgh-based, oil and gas pipeline engineering services group. Capabilities of the group's team members include preliminary and detail engineering design, project management, construction management and integrity management. More

    Geospatial technology as a core tool
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    Geospatial technology affects almost every aspect of life, from navigating an unfamiliar neighborhood to locating the world's most wanted terrorist. "They couldn’t have found Osama bin Laden without it," says Phillip Davis, director of the National Geospatial Technology Center. More

    Nation can save big by combining water and electricity efficiency
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    Water and electricity are inextricably linked, says a new action plan. About 20 percent of the nation's electricity is used for water (sourcing, moving, treating, etc.). And about 50 percent of the nation's water is consumed by producing electricity. More

    Analyzing tornadoes from a spatial perspective using GIS
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    Spring in North America brings not only new flowers, but a new crop of tornadoes. As we are all aware, the 2011 tornado season has already been horrific. Like most natural phenomena, tornadoes exhibit a spatial pattern on a continental, regional and local scale, and can be examined and understood with the use of GIS. More

    Feds seek $2.5 billion in cloud services
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    The federal government has issued a solicitation for cloud email, cloud office automation services (like word processing and spreadsheets) and cloud-based records management services that will be worth up to $2.5 billion over five years. The solicitation accounts for wide variations in customer demand, as it seeks vendors for private cloud, government-specific cloud and public cloud computing options. More

    Indonesia may spend $250 billion on infrastructure
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    Indonesia will probably spend $250 billion on infrastructure development in the next five years, investments that will spur the economy and ease bottlenecks that have crimped growth, according to Morgan Stanley. Public and private investment in infrastructure may be equivalent to 5.9 percent of gross domestic product in 2015, from 3.9 percent in 2009, Morgan Stanley economist Deyi Tan wrote in a May 10 report. More

    Serious hole in critical-infrastructure software, says US
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    The U.S. government is warning critical-infrastructure operators of a serious hole in software used in oil and gas, water, electric utilities and manufacturing plants around the world. More

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