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GITA's GIS for Oil and Gas Pipeline exhibit opportunities and call for presentations
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Program topics will include Regulations, Risk Management, Data Governance, Integrity Management for Pipeline, Data Integration, Emerging Technology, Emergency Preparedness and Response and Stakeholder Outreach. Visit www.gita.org/oilgas for updates! Priority booth placement for all corporate members will be given until April 22. Reserve your space today at www.gita.org/ogexh. The call for presentations is now open! Submit your abstract here before May 6.






Best practices for local government geospatial programs
National Geospatial Advisory Committee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Local government geospatial programs support a wide variety of government functions and provide the opportunity to minimize costs and maximize benefits for a jurisdiction's investments. A common saying in the geospatial community is "Build it once, use it a bunch." More

Geospatial programs supporting all aspects of local government
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Geographic information system technology provides vital support for almost everything a local government does. Well-defined geospatial programs help jurisdictions provide quality service to citizens in a cost-effective manner. More




The great debate: To certify or not to certify
Directions Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Author Becky Shumate discusses the difference between GISP certification and specific software certification - in this case Esri Technical Certification. "Getting down to the 'nitty-gritty,' the Esri Technical Certification is essentially a software certification not unlike a Microsoft software certification. A GISP certification is a professional certification illustrating an individual's professional credentials." More

New video system takes on wide-area sensor challenge
Defense Systems    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is deploying a new video-archiving capability that could increase the quantity and quality of the imagery intelligence available to U.S. and coalition military customers. More

Open source GIS community providing relief to Japan
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The tsunami disaster in Japan is yet another tragedy to add to the growing list of epic events in our recent history. Watching the news and seeing the immense black wave plow through entire communities a world away makes you anxious to do something to help. More

Q&A with David DiBiase, GISCI president, and Sheila Wilson, GISCI executive director
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This is a summary of questions registrants asked when registering for a March 29 webcast with GISCI president David DiBiase and executive director Sheila Wilson. The questions have been arranged into general topics and short answers are provided. More



The smart grid's next sonic boom: Smart buildings meet the smart grid
Smart Grid News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If there's any doubt that the smart buildings market is finally hitting its stride, a new forecast makes it pretty clear. U.S. investments in building energy management systems are expected to hit $10.1 billion in the period between 2010 and 2016 – with a compound annual growth rate of 17.4 percent. More

The importance of infrastructure and how to get it right
The Guardian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cuts, cuts, cuts. And more cuts. That's the prevailing conversation in local government at the moment. Avoiding these on the front line is paramount and it's imperative councils make sure their services, software and running models are as efficient as possible. More

EPRI does the math on total smart grid cost
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The price tag for a fully functional smart grid in the U.S. could run from $338 billion to $476 billion, the Electric Power Research Institute says in a new report. Wow. But the bonus is that the ROI in terms of benefits could be between $1.3 trillion and $2 trillion. More

Driving the next generation of business solutions
Geospatial Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Those of us who can remember the teachings of the creators of geospatial network models understand that the Geospatial Information System was not intended to become an ivory tower. Their vision was that locating objects on a "real world" land base would provide engineering and analysis capabilities that would simplify the operations of companies that maintain pipes, wires, and other networked assets. More



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