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What details become apparent when disasters hit close to home?
Sensors & Systems
The devastating Colorado floods are just recently behind us, and a frenzy of proactive rebuilding goes on despite a national government shutdown. It's heartening to see resources rallied firsthand. The proximity to our operations, coupled with connections to climate and the destruction to infrastructure, make this a seemingly perfect case study for much of our coverage.
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Decisions, decisions: GeoGathering and ION GNSS
GPS World
Many may consider it a distinction without a difference, but quality matters, whether it concerns a life-changing decision or something as simple as which conference to attend. When resources are scarce, making the right decision, or sometimes just making any decision, matters — for many in our government this paradigm should reign supreme.
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Smart Grid 101 — The smart grid's new systems
Smart Grid News
Of all the changes brought forth by the smart grid, the biggest impact comes from the introduction of new systems into distribution operations. Previously, distribution was either the domain of customer operations or field operations. The main focus was trouble-call management. Introduction of new sensors and controls, AMI and its associated head-end systems, more SCADA into the distribution end of the system, new programs like demand response and time-of-use rates have required utilities to make distribution operations into a more formal set of operational functions.
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Cooperative GNSS authentication
Inside GNSS
Secure, reliable position and time information is indispensable for many civil GNSS applications such as guiding aircraft, tracking freight, synchronizing power grids and cellular networks, and time-stamping financial transactions. This article introduces a cooperative signal authentication architecture in which civil GNSS signals, as well as the encrypted military signals on the same frequency, are sampled by a user receiver and several ad-hoc cross-check receivers at the same time.
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we-do-IT's LatLonGO Mobile GIS solution achieves certified SAP ERP integration
we-do-IT's LatLonGO® Mobile GIS solution has achieved certified integration with the SAP® ERP application. Available on the iTunes App Store this spatial solution serves as a front end to functions within SAP ERP for plant maintenance and other activities. The LatLonGO® — Flexible Mobile IS Version 2.3 client accesses SAP® software through SAP NetWeaver® Gateway technology to exchange critical data with SAP ERP 6.0.
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12 Indian cities get street view, but not from Google
Busines Today
India finally has 360-degree street view, but no it is not going to be from Google., a part of the geospatial solutions company Genesys International Corporation, has tied up with India's Ministry of Tourism to give digital walkthroughs of 54 Indian cities.

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Utilities dumbstruck by big data from smarter grid
As the electric grid gets smarter, vast quantities of data are arriving at utility companies that have no idea what to do with them, according to electric industry experts who gathered in Chicago.

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Reshaping the future: Cities of tomorrow
CBS News via Directions Magazine
By 2050 the number of people living in cities will double, creating problems that governments and citizens must adapt to in order to survive forcing urban planners to come up with new ways to tackle these growing pains.

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Chambers: Cisco will win tech's next elimination round
Information Week
John Chambers told me he had a message for InformationWeek's readers: Don't underestimate Cisco. Almost two months after announcing plans to cut 5 percent of its workforce as it "realigns resources" to focus on fast-growing businesses such as cloud, mobile and data center, the Cisco CEO sat down Oct. 2 for a 30-minute interview before his keynote address at Interop New York.
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Apple will hold fall iPad event on Oct. 22
All Things D
Apple has a couple more new products to announce before the year is out, and it plans to unveil them in a few weeks time. People familiar with Apple's plans tell AllThingsD that the company will hold its next invitation-only event on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The focal point of the gathering will be the latest updates to the company's iPad line, but the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time as well.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Reshaping the future: Cities of tomorrow (with Foursquare data) (CBS News via Directions Magazine)
GISCI releases exam development process summary (GIS Certification Institute)
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Land movements and boundaries (The American Surveyor)
The impact of government shutdown on geospatial business (Directions Magazine)
What geospatial knowledge and skills should college graduates have? (Directions Magazine)

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