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Pentagon seeks to partner for access to other GNSS signals
Inside GNSS
The U.S. military is moving toward using the signals of other satellite navigation constellations to help ensure access to positioning and timing information and to potentially thwart spoofing. The impending shift came to light in remarks made by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III during a talk at the National Press Club.
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USGS has a new way of displaying geospatial datafeeds of their hydrography datase
USGS via GIS User
The USGS has released a web-based geospatial services known as the Hydrography Event Management Tools that allow users to create, edit and display geospatial markers, called Events, that are referenced to the National Hydrography Dataset. Events can be customized by the user to represent nearly any water-related feature.
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Utilities: Why you may be negligent about your GIS (and a program that can help)
Smart Grid News
For many utilities, Geospatial Information System data represents an underutilized asset. For most of its history, GIS was just the way people obtained maps — a very fancy and expensive way to put dots and lines on paper. That is slowly changing as the need for a central repository of asset identification, relationship, and spatial information becomes apparent.
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Map of the climate
WVTF-FM
Scientists studying climate change have focused on greenhouse gases, but a team at the University of Virginia will take a different approach. Eleven people from eight different fields will look at how we use land as part of a massive mapping and modeling project for planet Earth.

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The search for the best geospatial conference keynote speaker
Directions Magazine
The conference keynote: Should geospatial conference organizers spend time that might be more valuably used for a single speaker to address all of the attendees? If they chose to have one or more keynote speakers, who should they chose? What make a good keynote presenter and presentation? How do organizers find them?

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'Don't touch me,' said Canada. 'I won't!' said the USA.
NPR
The U.S. and Canada may be as lovey-dovey as two neighbors can get, but according to this charming video history, both countries agreed to tuck themselves a little bit in, 10 feet back for America, 10 feet back for Canada, creating a corridor of open, surveillable, clear space between them.

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Why Europe badly needs a Super Grid (the US, too)
Smart Grid News
The creation of a single European electricity market has been moving in a positive direction. The EU Electricity Liberalization Directive agreed by all Member States forms the framework of EU energy policy. The overarching goal is for consumers to benefit from an internal market governed by coordinated rules — for the implementation of renewables and development of the electricity network.
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Trimble Irrigate-IQ solution now available in North America
GPS World
Trimble is making available the Trimble Irrigate-IQ precision irrigation solution in North America. Along with the North American launch, Trimble also introduced the Connected Farm Irrigate app, which provides farmers with real-time status and control of their pivot irrigation systems using a smartphone or tablet.
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Space veteran Landsat 7 marks 15 years of observing Earth
Directions Magazine
Launched on April 15, 1999, the Landsat 7 satellite has now been observing Earth from outer space for 15 years. The Landsat program is a decades-long NASA and U.S. Geological Survey partnership that has provided a continuous, unbiased record of change across the earth land surface since 1972.
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Japan plans commercial centimeter accurate GNSS
Directions Magazine
Engineers at Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Electric Corp. report that they're on track to start up the first commercial, nationwide, centimeter-scale satellite positioning technology. Quazi-Zenith Satellite System, will work alongside the U.S. GPS system, meaning data in Japan will be at the centimeter level, not the meters or so gpS provides without correction.
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Effort to exempt satellites from Russia sanctions complicated by latest from US State Department
Space News
The U.S. State Department said it would deny requests to export defense hardware and services — categories that under the U.S. Munitions List include satellites and satellite components — to Russia as part of expanded U.S. sanctions aimed at reversing Russia's incursion into Ukraine if the exports "contribute to Russia's military capabilities."
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