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Clinton Libbey kicks off GITA's 20th Oil & Gas Conference
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Clinton Libbey, a geospatial enterprise manager at Google, dovetailed historical exploration and current mapping data accuracy in an entertaining opening session address to attendees at the 2011 GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference yesterday morning in Houston.

Libbey has been in the mapping industry for approximately 18 years. He started his career with Core Software Technology, where he created the first global satellite imagery browsing system and ultimately became vice president of sales. After Core, Clinton joined Harvard Design and Mapping (subsequently acquired by First American), where he was responsible for defining and marketing a multi-hazard monitoring system for the insurance and banking industries.

He later joined Microsoft, where he was responsible for the sale of Bing Maps to companies in the Eastern region. Clinton joined Google in 2010 and is responsible Google's enterprise geo products to electric, gas and telecom utilities in North and South America.

Stressing the importance of having accurate data, Libbey provided numerous examples of how explorers throughout history added their information to maps of their era, as new discoveries and observations were made. The difference, he noted, was that keeping data current is a task made considerably easier by continually evolving technology and a broad source of data to improve maps today: A growing number of people around the world who use Google's MapMaker.

Geospatial technology: Is your GIS smart grid ready?
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Esri commissioned a survey that asked utility companies "Is your GIS Smart Grid ready?" The results are perhaps not too surprising — most ranked "smart grid readiness" as strategic to their plans, though none had achieved readiness in all areas. More

Smart grid innovation: Small businesses in the lead
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A research report from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy says small businesses are heading up the country's charge toward green technology innovation. The SBA study was intended to define differences in patent activity of small and large companies in green technologies and industries. 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.

Javad Ashjaee responds on LightSquared debate
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LightSquared is a gem! Not only because of its nationwide high-speed 4G capabilities and that LightSquared, but also because it will be a boost to our lagging IT industry which has fallen behind 18 other nations. It can beautifully complement high precision applications of GPS. It is a gem for GPS high precision users and for RTK. More

New Century Software showcasing new ways to perform linear referencing
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New Century Software will be showcasing an upcoming product suite that streamlines the process of creating a pipeline centerline and simplifies the tasks associated with linear referencing at the GITA Oil & Gas conference Oct. 24-27 in Houston. More

GeoGeek Lighting talk videos from Ignite NOCO
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Last fall in Norther Colorado, about 200 GeoGeeks gathered for a round of Lightning talks at an Ignite event held in conjunction with GIS in The Rockies. The evening featured about 12 five-minute presentations delivered in typical, Ignite format. This year, on Nov. 3 in Fort Collins, Colo., the Ignite Lightning talk format will be used in another fun GeoGeek meetup. More

Galileo IOV satellites succesfully launched into orbit
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The first pair of satellites for Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system has been lofted into orbit by the first Russian Soyuz vehicle ever launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in a milestone mission, reports the European Space Agency. The launch occurred one day after initially scheduled to resolve a problem with the ground-support fueling system. More

Painter makes enormous maps that are only sort of right
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Who among you does not find comfort in maps? They are the most authoritative of the genus information graphicus. They are to be trusted. They must be trusted. Yet the foreword to a new book published this week, "Paula Scher MAPS: Paintings, Installations, Drawings and Prints," is titled "All Maps Lie." And this coming from Scher herself, a map maven whose hand-painted extravaganzas are, it seems, celebrations of map veracity. More

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Handheld computing transforms geospatial intelligence world
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The availability of powerful, lightweight portable computers is going to play a significant role in the distribution of geospatial information. Tablets and smart phones will give users in the field quick access to imagery, while applications will let these users manipulate data in a variety of ways. More

Experts meet to improve coordination and access to global geospatial information
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Representatives from 90 United Nations member states and more than 50 international and civil society organizations and private sector entities will gather in Seoul, South Korea, from Oct. 23-27 for a series of high-profile meetings to improve the global management and coordination of geospatial information and in the application of geospatial technology to solve global socio-economic challenges. More

Bringing harmony to discord
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to make harmonized pan-European location data a reality? David Overton says that, thanks to the ESDIN project, we now know ... and it's not as hard as you might think! More

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