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GITA to partner with Utilimetrics on Autovation 2011
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GITA and Utilimetrics, a non-profit association providing education in advanced metering technologies for utilities and other organizations, have agreed to cooperate on developing geospatial programming for Autovation, Utilimetrics' annual conference and expo. GITA has helped organize a track of geospatial technology sessions for this year's event that builds upon the initial effort from earlier this year at GITA's annual conference in Grapevine, Texas. More

National Geospatial Advisory Committee interagency data sharing — A primer
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One of the challenges of the geospatial community is to foster data sharing and collaboration among multiple agencies and organizations, across multiple levels of public, private and not-for-profit entities. Successful interagency data sharing and collaboration is based on adopting guiding principles, identifying best practices and recognizing the challenges, which may include policy issues, scientific issues and technological issues. More

Can smart grid withstand record-breaking summer demand?
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A record-breaking heat wave is causing record-breaking electricity demand in several parts of the country. Those utilities with demand response capabilities are seeing them put to the test for real. For instance, the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator is proposing a permanent approach for demand response for sustained periods of high demand. More

Europe finds LightSquared harm to Galileo signal
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The head of the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, the agency that oversees all operations of the Galileo program, has filed an official comment on the Federal Communications Commission's docket regarding the Lightsquared proposal to broadcast a powerful terrestrial signal. More

Smart grid jobs? You better believe it
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A recent report from the Brookings Institution and Battelle provided an eye-opening analysis of the clean economy and green jobs space. "Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment" concludes that the so-called clean economy employs some 2.7 million workers in the U.S. More

Bentley Systems - Be inspired.

Bentley Systems offers comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure lifecycle: from buildings to bridges, transit to utilities, clean energy to clean water, Bentley is Sustaining Infrastructure. Find out more in this inspiring video.

Blue Marble introduces envelope control to ArcMap with Desktop 2.3 release
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Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the Blue Marble Desktop v2.3. With this release come many new and exciting features that will allow users and managers to expand their usage of the Blue Marble Desktop within their respective organizations. More

How California ISO uses Google Maps, big data to manage power
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Talk about big data: The California Independent System Operator Corporation has installed an 80-foot by 6.5-foot screen in its control room to display real-time power-grid data from thousands of endpoints. Its new system is powered by software from Space-Time Insight, whose software melds real-time geospatial data with Google Maps to give ISO employees access to the data they need in a format that's very useful. More

GIS mapping becomes the route of choice
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Can you imagine what it would be like to respond to an emergency in the dark and not know which house you're looking for? That happens often to emergency responders. 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…

USDA and Esri build geospatial portal mapping service
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Esri have partnered in the implementation of a fully cloud-based geospatial portal. USDA's prototype portal, Enterprise Spatial Mapping Service, is built with Portal for ArcGIS, managed by Esri, and hosted on the Amazon cloud within USDA's secure environment. More

Second GPS Block II-F satellite successfully launched
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The U.S. Air Force successfully launched GPS IIF-2 Space Vehicle Number 63 carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This is the second in the series of 12 GPS satellites that Boeing has on contract with the Air Force. More

Open source licensing: Risk and opportunity, part one
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Free and Open Source Software has an important place in today's software landscape. Most companies recognize the value of FOSS and they have implemented hybrid environments combining proprietary and open source software. Evidence of this trend can be found in Gartner research as reported by Laurie Wurster. The geospatial community is embracing open source at an accelerated pace. More

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