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PG&E's Sumeet Singh delivers keynote at GITA Oil & Gas Conference
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"The Role of Asset Knowledge & Information Management in Enhancing Public Safety" was the title of the Keynote Address given by Sumeet Singh, Senior Director, Asset Management Knowledge, Pacific Gas & Electric, at the 2012 GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference in late October in Houston. The conference is an annual event organized by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). More

Predictions for the geospatial marketplace 2013
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Directions Magazine's Editor in Chief Joe Francica and Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg evaluate their predictions for 2012 and look ahead. Can they keep up the pace for 2013 and do their bold predictions offer insights into the trends that will shape the geospatial marketplace next year? More

Will fragmentation hurt location business?
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Get out of the way, GPS. Wi-Fi is elbowing in on the location game. Wi-Fi operators are tracking people and offering retailers and marketers access to customers' behavior and location. Traffic patterns emitted by smartphone Wi-Fi signals let network operators keep tabs on what shoppers are doing. Heat maps are being created with data from Wi-Fi points to map out aggregated customer behavior. More

National Geologic Map Database gets a face lift
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Since the National Geologic Map Database website, a "national archive" of standardized geoscience map information debuted in 1996, changes in technology and user expectations have been dramatic. The geologic map database primary partners, the USGS and AASG, are pleased to launch a newly redesigned system that is a significant leap forward in terms of the technology and the information now available to the public. More

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7 reasons to pursue a GIS master's degree
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As more dollars are earmarked for geographic information systems technology in corporate and government landscapes, the demand is greater than ever for highly educated technologists who can apply geospatial concepts and insights to strategic development and decision making. "2012 has been the year of GIS and has been fueled by the current trend in location-based services," says Dr. Stephen McElroy, GIS program chair at American Sentinel University. More

Slow but sure department: Army plans to have smart meters everywhere
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The Energy Policy Acts of 2005 and 2007 mandated energy metering at all federal facilities, though they left a lot of leeway on just what kind of metering. In 2008, the Army Corps of Engineers authorized a five-year contract for a meter data management system for the entire army — electric, water, gas and steam. Now the Corps is expanding to install more meters to feed data into that MDMS. More

Meet the new European GNSS Agency: much the same, only different
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Coming nearly full circle and yet ending up in a new place with a new name describes the peculiar fortunes of the European GNSS Agency, an unlikely fate perhaps reflected most clearly in its continued use of its predecessor's acronym, GSA. Five years ago when Europe's GNSS program abandoned its seemingly misconceived and now roundly condemned effort to forge a public-private partnership to develop Galileo, the original GSA appeared orphaned, bereft of purpose and patrons. More


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