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Special plenary in Houston to focus on impending pipeline regulations
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John A. Jacobi, Community Assistance and Technical Services Manager for the Southwest Region of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, USDOT, will address a subject of great interest to all oil and gas pipeline practitioners: impending regulatory changes and developments. Mr. Jacobi's industry update will be given in a plenary session on Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, during GITA's "GIS for Oil & Gas Pipelines Conference" in Houston.

Jacobi joined the Southwest region's Office of Pipeline Safety in 2003 and has more than 20 years of natural gas and liquids experience. He will discuss trends in pipeline safety, recent "high profile" pipeline accidents, the political implications, PHMSA reauthorization, and what PHMSA is planning for the future.

On-line registration for the conference closes at 5 p.m. Mountain time today (Oct. 18), but you can still register on site at the Marriott Westchase Hotel, the venue for the conference. All representatives from operator companies (and any other user organizations) can register for a complimentary exhibit floor pass.

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Location intelligence: The future looks bright
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Location Intelligence — the name captures a broad topic area and requires some level of definition. LI uses fundamental concepts and methods that have evolved in the Business Intelligence domain combined with GIS concepts and methods to develop a platform for enabling more comprehensive location data analysis. More

LightSquared's unacceptable safety, environmental, economic consequences
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In the public interest, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology has released some of the impact statements provided by federal agencies to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The reports reveal deep concerns about and opposition to the LightSquared proposal, and detail cost estimates and other adverse impacts to government-wide operations should it go forward. 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.

Are today's smart meters already obsolete?
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Should smart meters ship with additional memory and processing power, plus an operating system to run applications? Several meter and communications vendors have taken a step down that road, including Echelon and SmartSynch. Now a U.K. firm call Sentec wants to take things to the next level. More

Mapping: The dynamic Mapumental tool
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Mapumental is a startup of mySociety, the organization that builds award-winning nonprofit websites and carries out commercial work for clients such the BBC, The Guardian, Google and national and local government. In 2007, the project started develop prototypes for real time maps that could handle huge amounts of travel data. More

Geospatial data collection: From the field to the cloud
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Internally or publicly, most organizations are pushing for more transparency in their operations, and for good reason. State and local governments are being required to report data to the federal government. Federal agencies are being required to be more transparent about their accomplishments and where, spatially, work was accomplished. More

PG&E's smart grid director: looking ahead to advanced technologies
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Given all the media attention PG&E has received regarding smart meter deployments, it's a fair guess that the utility's senior director of smart grid and technology integration would get lots of questions when he shows up at industry gatherings. The most common questions he hears? Kevin Dasso says folks want to know what PG&E is seeing in the way of benefits from their smart grid initiatives, and they're interested in how the utility worked with regulators. More

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Staggering Arctic map shows Northwest Passage
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A staggering image shows how cracks in the ice big enough for ships to sail through have appeared across the Arctic. The near-record summer ice melt in the region has seen shipping channels of the Northwest Passage carved open. And scientific climate predictions have suggested that the Arctic could lose almost all of its summer ice cover by 2100 — forcing polar bears to swim more than they walk. More

Building bridges in seabed surveying
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Given its recent economic woes, Ireland might have lost face in Brussels. Yet when it comes to surveying marine resources, the nation punches way above its weight. More

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