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Call for abstracts deadline is May 9!
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GeoAlberta's 10th annual conference
Geospatial information has become part of everyday life and is a growing worldwide phenomenon. No longer the preserve of highly skilled professionals, geospatial information is being used by many people on a daily basis, sometimes unknowingly. The entire field of web-based technologies and the development of geospatial applications is an extremely dynamic cutting-edge area, and is an all encompassing theme for the 10th anniversary of GeoAlberta!
The invention of real-time, interactive and mobile GPS/GIS technologies has created new real-time geographic analysis and real-time geography. Such developments have led to advances in the ways spatial information is collected, mapped and used by an expanding user community. They are now at the heart of a vast array of real-time interactive mobile computing, geo-location applications and asset management, along with wireless geographic services that are revolutionizing the role of geography and geospatial information in everyday society.
Discover how it all works together from traditional mapping and survey technology to new web technologies and smart devices. Learn from industry leaders how geospatial information is emerging, evolving and imminent in today's society! Join us for the 10th annual GeoAlberta Conference "Ga3: Geospatial anywhere, anytime for anyone!" in Calgary, Alberta, on May 7-9. Visit www.geoalberta.com for more information.
Top 10 things you should know about GIS certification
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Are you thinking about becoming a certified GIS professional? Looking to understand how it could benefit your career? Sheila Wilson, GISP, executive director of the GIS Certification Institute, and Susan White, GISP, senior planner with the city of Fort Worth's Planning and Development Department GIS Team who currently serves on GISCI's Review and Outreach Committees, provide the top 10 things you should know about the process. More
Commercial satellite firms may gain from military piggyback plan
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The U.S. military may spend $1 billion during the next decade to piggyback its communications equipment onto commercial satellites. The Air Force, which plans to ask companies for contract bids as early as September, has heard from "numerous" satellite operators and manufacturers interested in the deal, said George Sullivan, a contract specialist for the service. Boeing and Loral Space & Communications expect to compete, company executives said. More
Pentagon 'can manage' satellite imagery cuts
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Top U.S. military officials, grappling with proposed budget cuts for commercial satellite imagery, said new government-owned satellites, manned planes and other equipment can fill the gap. "We believe we can manage that," said Air Force General Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for U.S. operations in space and cyberspace, referring to a decision to cut funding for orders for imagery from GeoEye Inc and DigitalGlobe Inc. More
First payload ready for next batch of Galileo satellites
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The first of 14 Galileo Full Operational Capability navigation payloads has been shipped from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. in the United Kingdom to prime contractor OHB System AG in Bremen, Germany, according to the European Space Agency. The payload, which provides Galileo's precision positioning measurements and services to users, will then be added to the waiting satellite platform. More
Security guru: Smart grid security is 'a circus'
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Larry Karisny is the director of Project Safety.org and a smart grid security consultant. Writing on the Digital Communities site, he describes today's security situation as "a lot of starts, changes, delays and even do-overs." Karisny complains of the many standards set forth by NERC and NIST and other organizations as well. "The cost and time of trying to become compliant with these guidelines and standards will put smart grid security years off," he warns. More
NGA official: We've only had a 'glimpse of the power' of social networks
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Dr. Charlette "Cookie" Watkins, a Director at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, recently spoke to Defence IQ further to her presentation at the Geospatial Intelligence Middle East conference next month. More
New GIS technologies advance water resources management
During his keynote address at AWRA's GIS and Water Resources Conference on March 26, Col. Robert Ruch, commander of the Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, highlighted the use of new GIS smartphone applications in sharing critical technical information among experts and improving the allocation of engineering resources during the record Missouri River floods in 2011. "It made all the difference," he said. More
Agency visits battlefield for training in geospatial intelligence
It's not quite the Middle East, but U.S. intelligence agents are in the Ozarks studying strategies of ground warfare. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is commemorating its 150th anniversary this year but defense officials say the civil war battleground offers timeless lessons in geospatial intelligence lessons that can be applied today. Geospatial agents map terrain and study it extensively. More