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The GECCo comes to the Twin Cities
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The next Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration – or GECCo – workshop is scheduled for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on October 27 and 28. The GECCo workshops are designed to promote data sharing among user stakeholders in a specific area or region and are structured to indentify, discuss and address obstacles to better collaboration in emergency situations. More information on the Twin Cities GECCo, as well as a link to register, is available here.

Contact Bob Samborski, GITA Executive Director, for more information about the GECCo initiative, as well as for past workshop reports.

Plan on attending the East Coast Safety Summit — at no cost!
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Last month, GITA and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS entered into a partnership to provide cross-training for both public safety officials from all levels of government and disciplines and GIS/GIT practitioners. As the initial step in this partnership, GITA is co-sponsoring the 2011 East Coast Safety Summit, scheduled for November 3-4 in Washington, DC and contributing GIS-related educational sessions. Best of all, users from government agencies, utilities and first responder organizations can attend for free! More information is available from the NAPSG website.

Check out new additions to GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline program
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Three sessions have been added to GITA's 20th annual GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline, which takes place Oct. 24-26 in Houston. If you haven't already made plans to go, there's no better time than the present to make your arrangements. More

GPS availability and safety
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GNSS availability can be affected in many ways, through events or conditions that affect constellation health, the signal-in-space, or the reception of that signal. The primary means of positioning, navigation and timing employed in maritime applications, whether stand-alone or augmented, has well known vulnerabilities. This article considers three specific threats and reports on how they may affect maritime safety. 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.

Video: How a Lidar system collects Lidar data
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Here's a link to a nice "how to" video — How A Lidar System Collects Lidar Data, by Jaden Langford at Airborne 1. More

France preps for massive smart meter rollout
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As smart meter sales in North America begin to plateau, will the rest of the world pick up the slack? Signs are positive in France, where the government says it will roll out 35 million meters, starting in 2013 and finishing in 2018. Itron is the current front runner to win the job since it was part of the original 100,000 meter pilot. More

Using geospatial imagery for actionable information about regions of interest
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Governments and commercial businesses worldwide increasingly need up-to-date, specific information about geographic areas of interest to make informed, accurate decisions. Today, this information comes in the form of remotely sensed imagery, which provides essential data about virtually anything occurring on the Earth's surface and is used in applications ranging from disaster response to environmental conservation. More

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Why geolocation apps can be dangerous
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ISACA weighed in on how geolocation apps are catching on with mobile device users. The respected global IT professionals association also outlined how location-based services are posing new threats to businesses and consumers. Some 28 percent of U.S. adults use location-based mobile apps, and that number is expected to grow significantly, according to ISACA's new white paper, "Geolocation: Risk, Issues and Strategies." More

GPS data on Beijing cabs reveals cause of traffic jams
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Beijing is a city famous for traffic jams. In 2006, rush hour reportedly lasted 11 hours a day, and the city has been called a "virtual car park" during daylight hours. As in most major cities, urban planners have been trying for years to relieve the pressure by adding new roads or public transit lines, or providing better enforcement for traffic laws. More

Attention smart grid shoppers: 7 new problem-solving products
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Sometimes there's a problem looking for a solution. Sometimes you don't realize you have a problem until you see a solution. In today's new product roundup, Smart Grid News has identified potential solutions to problems that take place everywhere from the substation to your customers' garage to your next face-to-face with regulators. More

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