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Geospatial strategies for insight from big data
Sensors & Systems
Sensing technologies are producing unprecedented amounts of data about the environment and the digital world. The current question is: how can we gain true insight from all the available measurements? Industries are orienting development towards new systems built around higher requirements of performance and scale. Effective storage is an important precondition for big data analytics, but insight is ultimately related to the nature of collected data and where it originated.
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Protect, toughen, augment: Words to the wise from GPS founder
GPS World
"What can we do to reduce the vulnerability (of GPS) and ensure that the expectations of the public are going to be met?" asked Dr. Bradford Parkinson as he opened his presentation at the European Navigation Conference, ENC-GNSS 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Parkinson went through his 61-slide, 50-minute briefing on what he called "PTA" — Protect, Toughen, and Augment — a proposal concerning not only GPS but PNT systems globally.
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Army intelligence system gets new geospatial tools
Defense News
As an improvement for the Army's Distributed Common Ground System-Army, Esri has provided a revised set of customized templates that include maps, analytic capabilities and other visualization tools, according to a company announcement. DCGS-A is the Army's common system for gathering, analyzing and sharing intelligence information from different echelons.
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Dumb and dumber, thanks to GPS
Directions Magazine
What do a commuter taking a detour on the way to work and a youngster fashioning a bird out of a sheet of brightly colored paper have in common? They're both depending on spatial cognition to complete a task. The trouble is that some of our beloved electronic devices could be a detriment to spatial cognition.

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Why GPS will continue to dominate consumer GNSS
Inside GNSS
In this article, we will take a look at the various GNSS signals from the perspective of their cost-benefit tradeoffs. First, we'll look at the evolution of consumer GPS architecture to date — where acquisition speed and sensitivity have been the main drivers of receiver architecture.

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Will innovation of geospatial technology always be driven by military budgets?
Sensors & Systems
Many of the roots of innovation in the geospatial toolbox come from military initiatives, including the Global Positioning System, many earth observation satellites and sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and a phenomenal push in the last decade away from paper-based maps and toward global map databases.

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Long: NGA is moving toward 'immersive intelligence'
FCW
Of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is best suited to turn big data into actionable intelligence, NGA Director Letitia Long said. She told FCW that mapping is what her 14,500-person agency does, and every iota of intelligence can be attributed to some physical point on Earth.
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Nanogrids are sneaking up fast. Has your utility figured out its strategy?
Smart Grid News
At its essence, a nanogrid is simply a small microgrid, typically serving a single building or a single load. Nanogrids, however, have the ability to fill increasingly important niches within the larger power sector, serving as modular building blocks for energy services that support applications ranging from emergency power for commercial buildings to the provision of basic electricity services for people living in extreme poverty.
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Apple tops smartphone device sales, Android leads in platform marketshare
GIS User
According to Comscore, the number of Americans who own smartphones surpasses 150 million. In the U.S., 152.5 million people owned smartphones (63.8 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in November, up 3 percent since August. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.2 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.5 percentage points from August). Samsung ranked second with 26 percent market share (up 1.7 percentage points).
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NGA offers code for apps on GitHub
Directions Magazine
The NGA issued a press release on April 11. The goal for NGA, according to the release states that, "NGA hopes to reap benefits in innovation, creativity, and the power of a far-reaching community of programmers who approach the development of the program from different perspectives." Director Letitia Long commented, "It's critical we identify more ways to be innovative, reduce costs and integrate efforts across the intelligence community and all of government."
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Republic of Korea announces new plan for eLoran system in wake of GPS jamming
Inside GNSS
The Republic of Korea will return next month with a new tender for implementing an eLoran system, driven by North Korean jamming of GPS in the region. Initial plans to establish an eLoran-based backup faltered due to technical and requirements challenges that held prospective vendors back from bidding on the contracts. Details of the new plan were revealed in a presentation at a Resilient PNT Forum held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in advance of the European Navigation Conference.
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