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Google keynote added to program
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Clinton Libbey, Geospatial Enterprise Manager at Google, is the latest addition to a dynamic program at this year's GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference, which takes place Oct. 24-26 in Houston. Clinton has been involved in the mapping industry for 18 years and is responsible Google's enterprise geo products to electric, gas and telecom utilities in North and South America.

His conference keynote will address how maps have been used to find treasures and avoid hazards through history. From the explorers of the 1500s to resource exploration firms today, mapping accuracy often determines whether the ultimate result is success or failure.

With the emergence of the cloud, users will have access to more data and organizations will have the opportunity to be dramatically more efficient in finding those treasures and avoiding hazards. Mr. Libbey will review the parallels between the earliest explorers and how Google helps organizations discover and manage natural resources and avoid the hazards that exist in our world today.

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Building the smart grid with composite applications
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Enterprise architecture is largely an overlooked discipline. The heroes of the IT world deliver new applications fast and cheap. The catch phrase is "on time and on budget." There's nothing wrong with that, as long as the deliverable provides business value (not necessarily a given) and so long as implementation decisions don't cut corners that cause problems later on. More

Making sense of meter data — plunging into business analytics
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Although a few systemwide implementation plans have been stalled, already a significant number of smart meters have been installed in the United States with plans for more. As of spring, IDC Energy Insights estimates more than 21 million meters are installed at the top 80 U.S. utilities. 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.

Visualizing 50,000 power plants in Google Earth
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Enipedia is a wiki-based source for energy and industrial information. They have quite a comprehensive site, and they've just added some Google Earth tools that are very impressive. In particular, their Power Plants tool does some neat things. At the basic level, it produces a Google Earth KML file that allows you to view over 50,000 power plants across the globe. More

A universal need for traffic speeds and travel times
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Countries and people worldwide are affected by increasing car ownership and traffic volumes, which lead to increasingly intensifying congestion problems on the global road network. In the world of business, traffic congestion is responsible for the loss of billions in productivity. Its impact on the environment, in terms of additional CO2 emissions and increased fuel consumption, also is huge. More

EPIC happening — Europe's PNT industry council
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The challenges facing the performance, navigation and timing community, which relies on GNSS amongst other things, are getting more numerous and complex, and Europe is the only major territory without a unified industry nexus where such challenges can be engaged. However, this is about to change. More

Accelerating Geospatial
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TECTERRA provides a full range of geomatics commercialization support services including funding up to $500K. This is a great opportunity for Canadian SMEs! Visit us for more information.

GIS enables the humanitarian response: A perspective from the UN
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Managing information during a humanitarian emergency is a crucial part of any relief operation. Geospatial information is central to the United Nations' efforts, from early warning to emergency preparedness to emergency response. Craig Williams and John Marinos, both with the UN OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, describe the people and resources needed to manage in a crisis. More

Educational portal for spatial planning
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Planning and mainly spatial planning deals with the spatial dimension of development. It is concerned not only with architecture but also with the place where people live and work. Spatial planning is one of the major challenges facing Europe. In the future it won't be possible to solve planning problems of regional development without access to spatial knowledge. More

AECOM supports innovative GIS-based greenspace map
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AECOM announced that it has supported the development of what is believed to be a world first, a GIS-based national greenspace map, working in partnership with Greenspace Scotland, the Scottish government, Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage. More

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