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Unraveling the debate over sUAV regulation: Will the FAA be able to regulate safety?
Directions Magazine
Between June and November 2014, pilots of passenger airlines and other aircraft reported 25 near-collisions with small drones across the United States, according to the Nov. 26 issue of The Washington Post. On July 4, a small quadcopter crashed into a crowd on a pier in Key West, Fla., cutting the arm and leg of a bystander.
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White House drone crash described as a U.S. worker's drunken lark
The New York Times
It was 42 degrees and raining lightly around 3 a.m. on Monday when an inebriated off-duty employee for a government intelligence agency decided it was a good time to fly his friend's drone, a 2-foot-by-2-foot "quadcopter" that sells for hundreds of dollars and is popular among hobbyists. But officials say the plan was foiled, perhaps by wind or a tree, when the employee lost control of the drone as he operated it from an apartment just blocks from the White House.
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FAA warns Super Bowl fans: Leave drone at home
GPS World
The Federal Aviation Administration declared that Super Bowl XLIX will be a "No Drone Zone." "Many familiar sounds are associated with the Super Bowl: Cheering fans. Referee whistles. The spectacular halftime show. Booming fireworks," the FAA wrote. "But one sound you shouldn’t hear is the whirring of an unmanned aircraft overhead. The Super Bowl is strictly a 'No Drone Zone.'"
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Big data analysis critical to future of energy suppliers
Smart Grid News
Energy suppliers will need to get the data collection and analysis right if they are to make sense of the vast amounts of information generated by smart grids, in order to provide the benefits demanded by increasingly connected and empowered consumers, according to attendees at the recent Smart Grid World Summit in London.
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Superior Quality Data and Analytics is Critical for Today's Energy Companies
CoreLogic
As a GIS professional, you strive to turn complicated tasks into fast, efficient processes throughout your business. You understand that automated data can improve the quality and output of almost every task. However, collecting data from various local government and other resources can be expensive, time-consuming and error-prone. A trusted, single source of robust data and analytics can simplify and improve the quality of many departmental functions such as land-use planning, mineral exploration, tax compliance, transportation, as well as infrastructure development and management. Learn more…
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Why does geodesign have to start with authoritative data?
Sensors & Systems
The 2015 Geodesign Summit, the sixth in the series, took place at the Esri campus in Redlands, Calif. The event continues to draw a consistent and passionate crowd who have evolved from defining the art and science of geodesign to applying it and making an impact. Geodesign is about more holistic planning that takes into account a myriad of site details with the goal of more efficient and sustainable urban places and built infrastructure that is more in tune with nature.
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Snowed in? Track your city's snow plows with GPS apps
GPS World
Snow plows in many cities cleaning up the snow from a winter storm that blasted the Northeast are being tracked with GPS. One website application, PlowNYC, provides real-time updates on where the plows are in the Big Apple, according to CBS News. PlowNYC was developed by Rastrac, a GPS fleet tracking and remote asset management solution company.
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South Korea relaunches its eLoran program
Inside GNSS
After a delay to reformulate the system design, South Korea is moving ahead to implement a national enhanced Loran (eLoran) system to provide uninterrupted positioning, navigation and timing services in the wake of GPS jamming by North Korea. After three rounds of international competitive bidding from November 2013 to January 2014 were unsuccessful, the Korean government issued a new tender last year.
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Frank van Diggelen: Riding the GNSS wave
Inside GNSS
"It all traces back to my parents," says Frank van Diggelen. "My father, Tromp van Diggelen, was a surfer. He taught me to surf and swim, in that order, when I was five. I was racing sailboats before I was 10, and there's a lot of navigation there. Even when you're just on a lake, the racing is all about reading the wind, understanding angles of convergence, velocity-made-good, and so on."
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