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NASA-NOAA satellite reveals new views of earth at night
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Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before. More

Smart grid spending: Where, when and how much
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A study from Northeast Group anticipates smart meter deployments across 35 emerging market countries next year will be more than double the number of deployments in 2012. And with growth continuing, those countries will represent a smart metering — or advanced metering infrastructure — market of $56 billion by 2022. More

The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy: A legal advocate for geospatial technology
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The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy works to show the potential impact of specific laws and policies on the broad use of geospatial technology. Directions Magazine Editor in Chief Joe Francica interviewed the Centre's director, Kevin Pomfret. The topics discussed included how the Centre is working to alert both companies and users of geospatial information about key issues such as privacy and intellectual property. More

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Finding the way inside
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Digital navigation surely ranks as one of life's high-tech bargains. Thanks to free Global Positioning System signals broadcast by American satellites and free online maps from companies like Google, Nokia and Apple, all you need is a smartphone with an internet connection to pinpoint your location on the Earth's surface and call up maps, directions and local information. Unless, that is, you are indoors. More

GIS technology helps local governments leverage limited resources
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The deadline was tight at the city of Indio, Calif. Street-sweeping schedule exhibits had to be ready in time for the start of the new fiscal year. Like many cities, Indio had been impacted by the recession and faced the challenge of maintaining quality services for residents with fewer human and financial resources available to get the job done. A situation like this can set off panic, but there was no need for worry. Indio had an ally. More

Satellite problems, new regulation, budget top Europe's GNSS agenda
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Say what you want about the European capitol — one thing is for sure, Brussels is alive with conversation. With corporate high flyers and political decision makers tripping over one another on their way to long lunch breaks and after-dinner drinks, the chitchat can flow fast and furious. If one is not careful, idle conversation can turn into rumor and rumor become a "buzz." More

GMES: Good for environment, good for jobs
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GMES, Global Monitoring for Environment and Security, the European Commission's earth observation program will create 83,000 jobs in Europe by 2030. This is the result of a study presented by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani during the London conference "European Space Solutions," an initiative of the European Commission, hosted by the U.K. Space Agency. More

Apple Maps not fully to blame for Australia mistakes
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Police in Mildura, Australia, have been warning people not to rely on Apple Maps after several people trying to find the town of 30,000 people became hopelessly lost in the bush in scorching temperatures, reported the Guardian. One man was stranded for 24 hours in temperatures of up to 115 degrees. Three more were rescued after following the directions given on Apple's Maps applications. More

Empowering the mobile workforce
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The International Data Corporation recently found that the remote workforce of organizations will reach 1.3 billion by 2015, representing 37.2 percent of the world's entire workforce. Despite this increasingly mobile workforce, it seems that there are plenty of businesses of all kinds that have not yet found a quick and easy way to manage their growing teams of remote workers. More

GeoGathering announced: Developing a Data Strategy: Data Collection & Sharing
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GeoGathering will be taking place in beautiful Colorado Springs at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Aug. 21-22, 2013. This year's theme focuses on how operators collect and share information about their assets to increase operational safety and improve pipeline decision-making. Acquisitions and fast growth in the gathering industry are forcing operators to develop a data strategy and take a deeper look at all aspects of data. More


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