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EnerGIS 2015 tickets are going fast!
GITA
Tickets sales for the GITA Mid-Atlantic Chapter's annual conference, EnerGIS 2015, are on track to sell out again this year. With two superb keynote addresses and a great lineup of presentations, little wonder why. Get your ticket now!
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6 GIS top tips — How not to throw your computer out the window
Forbes
An enterprise Geographic Information System can be an amazingly powerful tool: It not only represents your data spatially, but can also do magical things like track sales by shop location. And then there's asset management. Plus the opportunities to make employees happier and more productive.
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The economics of enterprise smart grid analytics
Smart Grid News
As the "Internet of Things" expands, reaching 25 billion connected devices by 2020, according to Gartner, utilities will face an unprecedented volume of data generated from new digital equipment, systems, devices, and sensors on the grid and at their customers' premises. Gartner also predicts that the proliferation of IoT will bring significant new application and data integration challenges as the number of new connections for IoT devices will exceed all other new connections for interoperability and integration combined.
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MAPPS comments on developing best practices for use of UAS
xyHt
Unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS (derisively called "drones") have already become important new technologies in America that will have important and sizable impact on the American life and economy. The economic importance of this technology has been widely discussed and will, in our view, become even more important than most current estimates suggest.
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U.S. Navy to deploy underwater drones from submarines
GPS World
The U.S. Navy plans to deploy its first underwater drones from submarines later this year, according to a report by Military.com. The website quoted Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, the Navy's director of undersea warfare, who said the deployment will include the use of the Remus 600 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles to perform undersea missions around the globe.
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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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Pentagon slashes money for GPS III 'recompete'
Inside GNSS
The Air Force has sharply recast the contest to build up to 22 additional satellites to fill out the GPS III constellation, slashing the maximum funding for the first phase of a "recompete" from $200 million per award to a scant $6 million. The department is also changing the rules of engagement, opening up the full competition to GPS III prime contractor Lockheed Martin and its navigation payload supplier Exelis.
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SPAR International 2015 sets new marks for attendance
Point of Beginning
The 12th edition of SPAR International surpassed previous attendance records, event director Lisa Murray has announced. "SPAR International had 1,077 verified attendees this year, an increase of more than 200 attendees over last year," Murray reported. "The exhibit floor was also the largest in the event's history with 110 booths, including 30 companies brand-new to SPAR."
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How technology has changed intelligence collection
Defense Systems
With the world becoming a more volatile place and certain high-threat environments becoming too dangerous to send personnel, the lack of human intelligence has placed a greater stress on signals intelligence to provide military commanders with greater knowledge of dangerous actors and potential threats. Technology has allowed the military to rely less on human intelligence, or HUMINT, which puts the lives of spies and operators on the ground at risk, and procure aerial systems that provide myriad levels of intelligence.
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Utilities: Are you ready for the next Perfect Storm?
Directions Magazine
Shortly before Christmas 2013, more than one million North American residents lost power as an aggressive ice storm cut a wide swath across the central and eastern portions of the U.S. and Canada. Although this storm took place more than two years ago, this multi-day storm event still offers us a vivid example of why utility companies must have sophisticated plans in place to effectively prepare and deploy resources for recovery efforts.
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