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A message to all Oil & Gas professionals
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As Chair of this year's GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference, I am very pleased that GITA is able to offer geospatial oil and gas pipeline practitioners such an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development. This year's educational program is second to none. You will get a well-rounded overview of what is going on in our industry now — and you'll interact with others to focus on those "hot topics" that cross your desk every day.

This conference is still the only source of unbiased information that addresses the technical geospatial needs of the transmission pipeline industry. It's the ideal venue for meeting other pipeline operators dealing with common issues and for networking with leading providers of geospatial products and services for our industry. Where else are you going to go to get this kind of information?

Come join us in Houston on Oct. 24-26 at the Marriott Westchase Hotel and stay engaged with your professional community!

Thank you!

Jay Smith
MJ Harden- GeoEye
GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference Chair

Check out the full educational program and register before the Sept. 21 early bird deadline.

Conference hotel booking information here.

Early bird registration discounts for the GIS Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference end tomorrow (Sept. 21)
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Don't miss out on the early bird rates where you can save $100 on a full conference registration. Register online now and check out what's new this year! Program themes include regulations, risk management, data governance, integrity management for pipelines, data integration, emerging technology, emergency preparedness and response, and stakeholder outreach. Check out the full educational program and come be a part of a diverse networking forum for operators and vendors and broaden your outlook!

GIS: A field changing with the times or aging in place?
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A workshop convened on Catalina Island in April to start a conversation about the future of the spatial sciences and the role that the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science might serve. The vision: to build and sustain a vibrant community of spatial science scholars across the academy. More

White House pressure for LightSquared?
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The Pentagon has worried for months that a project backed by a prominent Democratic donor might interfere with military GPS. Now Congress wants to know if the White House pressured a general to change his testimony. More

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FCC calls for more testing on potential LightSquared interference
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The Federal Communications Commission issued a Public Notice stating that additional testing is necessary to ensure that LightSquared's broadband network will not interfere with GPS. More

Wide area engineering and the future of GIS
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GIS has its roots in what a geographer or cartographer might call "small-scale" information, information primarily related to issues of land management and the environment. In the early days, there were many competing acronyms for what is now known as GIS, such as Land Information Systems, and Facility Information or Facility Management Systems. More

Economists predict electric demand will fall 5-15 percent by 2020
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Economists Ahmad Faruqui and Doug Mitarotonda of The Brattle Group have given Smart Grid News a sneak peek at an upcoming white paper, co-authored with economists at Global Energy Partners, that draws some intriguing conclusions. The duo believes that electric demand in the U.S. will fall 5 percent to 15 percent by the year 2020. More

Accelerating Geospatial
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2011: Costliest year ever, according to NOAA
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The United States has so far this year experienced nine separate disasters, each with an economic loss of $1 billion or more — tying the record set in 2008. Hurricane Irene was the tipping point, which now set a record-breaking year for the number of billion-dollar disasters! Economic damage costs to date in the U.S. exceed $35 billion. More

Riding the rails
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In the first of a two-part article, Geoconnexion looks at how Riegl's Mobile Laser Scanning System was put to the test in a recent Hungarian railroad survey. More

Buffalo overlook: A citywide GIS tracks public works
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The city of Buffalo Department of Public Works continuously strives to refine its business practices to improve operational efficiency and service to city residents. With responsibility for maintaining the city's large inventory of physical assets, GIS has proven to be an effective tool to streamline information collection and dissemination to department staff, allowing more time to focus on projects and citizen service. More

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