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GITA announces GECCo workshop for Dallas/Fort Worth
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GITA will be holding the latest in its series of "Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration" workshops in the Dallas/Fort Worth area Thursday and Friday, June 16-17. The Dallas/Fort Worth GECCo will be held at the Tarrant County Precinct 2 Sub-Courthouse in Arlington.

The GECCo workshop series was launched in 2005 with the active support of the Federal Geospatial Data Committee, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and several other state and local organizations. The Dallas/Fort Worth GECCo will be the seventh in the series.

The general objective of the GECCo workshop series is to facilitate interactive discussion among key user stakeholders in a specific geographic area or region for the purpose of identifying and reducing barriers to geospatial data sharing in times of emergency.

Additional details about the GECCo workshop program and agenda will be made available in the near future. See the attached GECCo summary for more information, or contact GITA Executive Director Bob Samborski at (720) 496-0481, or by email at

Smart grid privacy may be coming soon
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This just in from smart grid guru Christine Hertzog. California, tethered (some might say lashed) to the bow of the national smart grid ship by its own aggressive renewables targets, is moving first on formalizing privacy rules for its three big investor-owned utilities. More

Is there an app for that?
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Sure there are plenty of instances where innovation occurs through trial and error, but the building and deploying of mobile applications seems to be an area where government is generally wondering around in the dark. Think for just a second — what mobile application could government provide that people would actually use? 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…

Location-based social media: Upping the value
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In January 2011, GPS World's Wireless Pulse editor Janice Partyka conducted a webinar discussing location-based social media, with guests Chad Reed of Pelago and Brian Cho of Booyah! What is a location based social network? What are its attributes? Gaming is big, we know that much. What else is coming our way? Coupons, offers, and contests are already here, and check-ins are becoming big. More

EU raises barrier for geolocation data
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Geolocation data — which is becoming increasingly common thanks to the rapid adoption of GPS-enabled smartphones — should be classified as personal data, concluded the European data protection working party, because it can easily be used to identify individuals. More

Pursuing a state-driven national spatial data infrastructure
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Effective spatial data management is essential to government administration at all levels from local to national. The City of Springfield and NASA Ames Research Center have begun collaboration on the technology and framework needed for sustainable spatial data management across all levels of government. More

Selecting open source: A practical view
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In the past few years, free open source software adoption has enjoyed tremendous growth in the IT industry. In the geospatial arena, growth is evidenced by the popularity of many tools and applications, and the emergence of a vibrant community of developers and users. More

New report on GIS market in the retail sector
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In the latest TechNavio report from Research And Markets — "Geographic Information System Market in Retail Sector 2010-2014" — analysts forecast that revenues will reach $456.5 million in 2014. One of the key factors contributing to this market's growth is the increasing adoption of GIS to identify the right location for stores and outlets. More

3D city GIS: Empowering intelligent infrastructure
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With a population of approximately 1.6 million, the city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec, is Canada's second largest city. The city's geomatic engineering department is responsible for providing geospatial data for all stakeholders in this extensive municipality as well as for external users. More

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