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Ready or not, cellular may be coming to a smart grid near you
Smart Grid News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's not news to most utility executives engaged in smart grid and smart metering deployments that cellular is quickly emerging as an attractive option for communications networks. For those professionals responsible for making the big decisions, IDC Energy Insights offers a helpful overview of cellular's growth, recent market developments and how utilities are incorporating it into their smart grid planning. More

3-D GIS: City redevelopment features visualizations for land-use planning
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In December 2008, the Valley Metro Light Rail system debuted in the Phoenix Metro area. In the months following that opening, the lone station in the city of Mesa recorded the highest number of passengers. When this trend continued, Valley Metro decided that the next expansion of the light-rail system was to be through downtown Mesa. This announcement came as a great victory for the area's revitalization efforts. More

10 things to know about starting a GIS consulting business
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After working for three different GIS consulting companies, Atanas Entchev launched his GIS consulting business six years ago. He shares what he has since learned. Hint: It has a lot more to do with business than it has to do with GIS. More

Innovation: Coming soon
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GPS has always been a real-time positioning system. From the outset, GPS was designed to provide virtually instantaneous position, velocity, and time, anywhere in the world, 24 hours per day. Its real-time positioning capability is achieved, in part, by measuring pseudoranges on multiple satellites simultaneously and by using the satellite orbit and clock data transmitted by the satellites themselves. More

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Bankrupt wireless firm LightSquared cuts employees, but not lobbyists
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Wireless startup LightSquared has laid off nearly half of its workforce and filed for bankruptcy, but isn't parting with its extensive network of Washington lobbyists. Philip Falcone and his investment firm, Harbinger Capital Partners, invested billions of dollars in LightSquared's plan to build a high-speed wireless network, but federal regulators denied it permission to launch over concerns that it would interfere with GPS devices. More

GPS receiver specifications
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What emerged during the LightSquared controversy as an effort to protect GPS spectrum has evolved into a wider discussion about receiver standards and certification. But its not the first time the latter subject has come up. A long-time GPS policy expert suggests an approach to framing the issue. More

Discovering the next dimension: How LiDAR data is changing the Geospatial Workflow
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Today, geospatial data is used in critical decision making across industries and applications — from disaster response to defense and intelligence and natural resource management. When using geospatial data to make critical decisions, it is increasingly important to understand an area of interest from all angles in order to make the most informed decisions possible. More

Federal CIO pushes government data into the app economy
The Wall Street Journal (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The federal government's CIO, Steven VanRoekel, sees the government's voluminous data stores as an untapped resource which, once unlocked, can help launch a new phase of the app economy, he told CIO Journal. Within 12 months, every government agency will be obligated by executive order to have at least two information systems available in machine-readable, Web API formats, allowing companies to extract data. More


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