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New $500 million satellite can see you from 383 miles away
Bloomberg Businessweek
Most people use DigitalGlobe's satellites every day. They capture the super-realistic images on Google Maps and Bing maps. A wide array of corporate customers use these eyes in the sky for more specific targets, from mining companies looking for telltale clues of underground deposits to defense departments hunting for terrorists.
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The NGA's Letitia Long, her legacy and the agency's changing mission
Directions Magazine
AudioBrief With a change at the top of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and a broader mission, we discuss what's ahead for the leading geospatial technology agency in the U.S.
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Homeland Security researching GPS disruptions, solutions
Inside GNSS
The Department of Homeland Security is advancing beyond simple assessment of the risks that GPS disruptions pose to critical infrastructure and is considering the development of new technology to mitigate jamming and spoofing while working with vendors to integrate that technology into receivers.
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Harnessing the power of big data with geospatial mapping
IT Business Edge
It's no mystery that Big Data has the power to solve a number of known problems and unlock new ways of doing business. What is a mystery — for many organizations — is how to take advantage of the voluminous quantity of unstructured data. International Data Corporation forecasts that the Big Data technology and services market will grow at a 27 percent compound annual growth rate to $32.4 billion through 2017 — or about six times the growth rate of the overall information and communication technology market.
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Russia turns IGS data back on — sort of
GPS World
On June 2, GPS World reported that GPS tracking stations co-sponsored by U.S. interests but located in Russia had stopped making their data available to scientists and others. Now, "It looks like the tap has been turned back on, at least at slow flow," reports Richard Langley, GPS World Innovation editor and University of New Brunswick professor.
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UAE, France try to restart satellite deal
Defense News
The UAE is insisting on technology transfer before restarting negotiations with France to purchase two spy satellites, according to a high level UAE official. The deal gained international attention in January after Defense News reported that the US $930 million contract signed in July 2013 was in jeopardy after the discovery of U.S.-made components in the system.
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Hexagon Geospatial's Power Portfolio: What it is; what it does
Directions Magazine
At the HxGN LIVE event, Hexagon's user conference, the Hexagon Geospatial division led by president Mladen Stojic, introduced the Hexagon Power Portfolio. Let's start by describing what is: It is a selection of software products from the assets of the Intergraph and ERDAS acquisitions. The objective is to define for Hexagon clients the way they should utilize certain software solutions for specific workflows.
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Distributed energy is the biggest challenge of the next 5 years
Smart Grid News
A survey of 200 energy leaders just conducted by DNV GL reveals that most utilities understand where the future is headed. They largely believe their biggest challenge will come from distributed energy resources, including distributed generation and distributed storage. Here's the good news: The majority of respondents are preparing to make the necessary changes.
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Skybox Imaging to be acquired by Google
Sensors & Systems
Skybox Imaging has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google. The company started just five years ago, working to revolutionize access to information about the changes happening across the surface of the Earth. They've built and launched the world's smallest high­-resolution imaging satellite, which collects beautiful and useful images and video every day.
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Trimble acquires Mining Information Systems to expand its mining solutions
Spar Point Group
Trimble announced that it has acquired privately-held Mining Information Systems, headquartered in Perth, Australia. The acquisition will add enterprise-level information management capabilities to Trimble's portfolio of mining solutions. These enterprise-level capabilities can enable improved productivity, profitability and safety by providing a more complete view of geospatial, productivity, workforce and cost data.
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