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Join GITA for a FREE webinar this Friday, Dec. 7
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Topic: IT/GIS and Business Strategy Alignment for Improving Performance given by Dave Disera of EMA

Time: Friday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, Central Time

About the Webinar: Geospatial Information Technologies are increasingly being managed as major components of larger IT strategies. To achieve higher operational efficiencies, utility organizations must continue to control the cost of Information Technology and determine where to invest in IT and Geographic Information System to support core business objectives.Aligning your IT/GIS strategy with the business needs of your organization will ... read more on GITA's website.

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The National Geologic Map Database Map Viewer
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As we describe in the book The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data, the AASG-USGS National Geologic Map Database is one of the most useful resources to access geologic maps and data. The NGMDB, through its Geoscience Map Catalog, provides access to more than 89,000 maps and reports by more 630 publishers. More than 23,000 of these publications are geologic maps. A significant leap forward since the book was published is the new NGMDB Map Viewer. More

GPS funding problems cloud the future
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The GPS program has taken a fiscal hit that will delay critical plans to begin multi-satellite launches and could ultimately hamper the Air Force's ability to keep the constellation at its current level of service. The shortfall is just one of the challenges facing the program as the six-month budget extension winds down, the government's ability to borrow runs out, and, barring a political deal, the budget cuts set up under sequestration kick in. More

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The next 10 years: Where we've come from (and how it shapes where we'll go next)
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Remember what you were doing back in 2002? Jimmy Carter was getting the Nobel Peace Prize. Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon. Kelly Clarkson won Season One of American Idol. And Jesse Berst started writing about something called the smart grid. In its infancy, Smart Grid News was funded in part by a Department of Energy grant and subscribers received a news digest twice a month. More

GeoEye shareholders approve combination with DigitalGlobe
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GeoEye, Inc., a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced that its shareholders have approved the proposal to combine GeoEye with DigitalGlobe. At a special meeting of GeoEye shareholders, 98.3 percent of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the merger proposal. More

Natural disasters, modeling and the insurance industry
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Despite the uncertainty of trying to predict future events, especially natural disasters, it's possible to make well-informed risk estimates by taking into account data on past disasters, asset values and weather trends. The key challenge in this era of big data is coming up with an efficient way of extracting meaningful insights from vast quantities of information. More

Can innovative maps, apps change use of public transit, museums?
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AudioBrief Are there any innovations in maps or mapping applications on the near horizon that are going to substantially change consumers' lives? Maybe. More

Russia delays launch of GLONASS-K satellite
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According to RIA Novosti, the launch of Russia's second GLONASS-K satellite has been delayed until 2013 from its end-of-year launch date, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said. "The launch has been postponed due to technical flaws in the Fregat booster made by the Lavochkin space company," Zolotukhin said. The new date for the launch will be set at a state commission meeting on spacecraft testing after all the flaws have been fixed. More

US Forest Service uses geotechnology to reduce delays, improve response time
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For more than a century now, the U.S. Forest Service has been fighting wildfires and other natural disasters throughout the United States and American territories. During these times of action, USFS men and women congregate from all across the nation to serve together in the field, battling fires, hurricanes and tornadoes for up to several weeks at a time. More


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