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The conference is back on!
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The 2012 Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference will be held Oct. 22-24 in Houston as originally scheduled!
Abstract Deadline Extended until June 22 — Act now!

Presentations are being accepted in the following areas:
  • Regulation & Compliance
  • Risk & Integrity Management
  • Integrated Solutions Development
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • New Construction
Click here for more information on key focus areas and for important abstract submission information.

Exhibit Floor Re-Opened — Secure your prime space!

Check out the exhibit package and details here and reserve your booth online. Take advantage of discounted pricing now through July 9.

For everything you need to know about the 2012 Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference, visit the conference website!






We are pleased to provide News Hub readers with a new section on legal and policy issues associated with geospatial data and technology. This information is provided courtesy of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy


The right to be forgotten
Stanford Law Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At the end of January, the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights, and Citizenship, Viviane Reding, announced the European Commission's proposal to create a sweeping new privacy right — the "right to be forgotten." The right, which has been hotly debated in Europe for the past few years, has finally been codified as part of a broad new proposed data protection regulation. More

Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data
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Everyone knows Facebook is full of interesting data that's being exploited in all sorts of ways — whether by startups building businesses on the social graph, or employers who are vetting job candidates using the site. But here's a way in which you might not want your data mined: to help inform your credit score. That's precisely what's on the cards in Germany. More

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Empower the non-GIS user with advanced geospatial functionality
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For far too long, the utility of geospatial solutions has been locked in the domain of professionals who are highly trained in GIS. While these experts play a major role in incorporating geospatial data for decision-making within the enterprise, non-GIS users are often completely disconnected from the overall geospatial lifecycle of information. GIS experts take for granted that there's a major audience of undeveloped users who can leverage the geospatial data we manage. More

GEO Huntsville looks to cash in on fast-growing geospatial technology field
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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 180,000 new geospatial technology jobs will be created over the next decade, and Huntsville, Ala., mayor Tommy Battle is confident that an initiative unveiled will help the city land its fair share. GEO Huntsville is designed to encourage collaboration among the 50 private companies, 15 government agencies and three universities already heavily involved in geospatial work locally. More

10 things you need to know about GPS
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Most everyone has used GPS in some fashion. But how many people know how it works? Or know about its many siblings online or coming online in the coming years? Or how good it is at determining elevation? Directions Magazine Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg rounds up what she thinks you should know about this important positioning system. More

Google enhances 3-D maps: Is it enough to keep competitors at bay?
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Google's recent announcement that it plans to enhance its 3-D maps on the Android platform was seen as a preemptive strike against Apple, which is planning a similar announcement. In other recent news, some analysts and trade press are saying Verizon is paying way too much for Hughes Telematics. All of this is making for an interesting summer for the location industry. More

Will GIS in the Cloud free GIS from IT overlords?
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With the announcement that ArcGIS Online is now available for subscription, we're now aware of what GIS in the cloud can include. Now that this advancement is realized, it begs examination as to the impacts it might have on GIS capability and practice. After the initial read through of the announcement, the first reaction was one of increased flexibility. More

GeoEye expands to meet military needs
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GeoEye Inc. is expanding its office in Florida to serve growing demand by the U.S. military for its geospatial information and analytical services. The office is part of the company's virtual analytics center of excellence for unclassified imagery and open source data to predict areas where threats are more likely to emerge across the world. "GeoEye Analytics has become a critical part of our business," said Matt O'Connell, GeoEye's CEO and president. More

Country's largest smart grid demo project kicks off this fall
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After more than two years of planning the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, the country's largest smart grid initiative, will officially get rolling this fall. The massive project involves 11 utilities and five technology partners in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Partially supported by a $178 million matching Recovery Act from the Energy Department, the project also will involve 60,000 electric utility customers. More

Trimble presses FCC for final LightSquared ruling
Inside GNSS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Four months after the FCC indicated its intention to backtrack on its conditional approval of LightSquared's terrestrial wireless broadband network, a leading GNSS manufacturer is pressing the agency to finalize its decision. Jim Kirkland, vice-president and general counsel for Trimble, and members of a Washington law firm recently met with FCC staff, urging them to adopt the proposals contained in a public notice issued by the International Bureau. More

GPS technology improves weather forecasting
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Researchers at RMIT University's SPACE Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia are using GPS and low earth orbit satellites to provide an additional type of temperature profile observation for use in weather forecasting computer models. The computer models draw on about a hundred thousand million current weather observations, including data from 30 to 40 complementary satellite instruments, to generate the information used by meteorologists to prepare weather forecasts. More


 


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