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More exhibitors join GITA's Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference!
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GITA welcomes three new exhibitors to the conference exhibit floor this week: EFS GeoTechnologies, Wood Group Mustang and XEOS Imaging.

Check out the full list of exhibitors here. Booths are still available, so reserve your booth space online today! We look forward to having you at this year's NEW venue, the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston (formerly the InterContinental), Oct. 22-24. Registration is now open! Visit to join this year's event.

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FAA chief says drones will force change at agency
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For the Federal Aviation Administration, regulating the skies is about to get much more complicated. The FAA's acting administrator, Michael P. Huerta, told drone industry leaders gathered in Las Vegas that the agency is poised to "realign" itself to prepare for the coming explosion of unmanned aerial vehicles. More

Smart meters
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In Oakland County, an interesting debate has unfolded in the wake of DTE Energy's installation of 825,000 smart meters. Some of DTE's customers are worried that when their smart meters are hooked up to a smart grid, it will decrease their personal privacy. More

Tech giants compete over mapping
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VideoBriefFrom off-road mapping to imaging from the skies, competition is hotting up between Apple, Google and Microsoft in the mapping arena. Sumi Das looks at some of the amazing technology that makes such precision photography possible and finds out what new features the tech giants have in store. More

How does the geospatial industry bridge the divide with the unmanned aerial community?
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The exploding interest in unmanned aerial vehicles and systems is a global paradigm shift that began with their heavy use in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan that is now poised to rapidly accelerate. The expansion to civilian use is coupled with technology and safety innovations, and upcoming more lenient FAA regulations in the United States. More

Is the new Location Graph just psychographics revisited?
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AudioBrief Last week, location-based ad company JiWire announced a new ad service to help marketers target specific audiences based on location data it has collected from mobile devices. The product, Location Graph, uses the data to create anonymous user profiles based on the types of places people visit. Is this truly a new way to target or just a twist on the tried and true psychographic analysis? More

Why we should switch to performance-based smart grid regulation
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For the past century or so, investor-owned utilities have been authorized by their regulators to earn a rate of return on equity sufficient to attract investors and fund capital investments. This arrangement assumes that infrastructure investment is useful for customers. In distribution, this has traditionally held true and is fairly black and white: Capital investment is needed when loads and customer counts grow; when switches and transformers fail; and when billing software becomes obsolete. More

The future of mobile computers is rugged
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We are going through a radical shift in the way people work and use computers. Increasing availability and affordability of wireless broadband is giving the global workforce true mobility for the first time in history. Many of them will use smartly designed mobile rugged computers for their everyday computing and communication needs, instead of traditional laptops. More

New webmap tool aids study of urban energy patterns
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Daniel Wiesmann and David Quinn have developed an interactive web-map that allows for an integrated understanding of resource use in cities — Urban Energy Patterns. By displaying measures of construction material, building and transportation energy use and population density, the researchers hope to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between these measures and urban development patterns. More

5,000 kids create futuristic map of Japan using 1.8 million LEGO bricks
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LEGO enthusiasts never cease to amaze us, and a recent project called Build Up Japan has us in awe all over again. The LEGO-sponsored event recruited over 5,000 kids of all ages to create a giant topographical map of Japan using 1.8 million LEGO bricks. More

Instagram on iOS and Android gets update with Instagram 3.0 map functionality
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From Glenn Latham: I know a few of you out there (like me) are Instagram nuts, errr users. Well, good news if you happen to be a geoGeek this week and a lover of Instagram as the service has [finally] announced photo maps — a natural UI for viewing your photos. Available for iOS and Android, Photo Maps from Instagram 3.0 is a new way to browse photos on Instagram. More

Business uses geographic mapping to increase business efficiency
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One newly formed Iowa City business aims to offer area businesses a better look into their marketing practices and customer demographics through the combination of geography and analytical data gathering to increase business efficiency. Recent University of Iowa graduates Jacob Langenfeld and Riley Gardam, both 22, are offering business owners just that with their company Needle Analytics, which launched just a few months ago. More


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