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FAA issues first commercial UAS authorization over land
GPS World
Like it or not, as a person who works with geospatial data, UAS (unmanned aerial systems such as drones and UAVs) are in your future. The upside of said technology for "quick and dirty" mapping is undeniable. GNSS plays a key role with UAS, just like it plays a key role in classical photogrammetry. In fact, UAS may even push GNSS technology into areas where it hasn't gone.
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DEA probes geospatial cloud
FCW
The DEA is planning a cloud-based version of a geospatial information system dubbed eGIS, which brings together mapping tools from Google Earth Enterprise and ESRI ArcGIS mapping. Currently, the DEA is hosting the tool in an on-premise data center, but there are plans afoot to establish a hybrid cloud environment that would allow federal, state and local governments to use the DEA's mapping tool.
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Has the UK already invented the utility of the future?
Smart Grid News
"The utility business model is outdated! Where is the utility of the future?" "Utilities are such dinosaurs. If they do not change they will die!" "Utilities are so backward. Why are they missing out on so many market opportunities?" These refrains are heard daily in blogs, newsletters and trade magazines. They are voiced routinely by utility suppliers, Wall Street analysts and various industry pundits.
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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency names 6 possible sites for move in St. Louis area
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Department of Defense named six possible locations in the St. Louis area to replace its existing National Geospatial-Intelligence complex south of downtown, setting off a likely bi-state tug-of-war. City officials are working to keep the facility, which helped provide the satellite intelligence that helped kill Osama bin Laden, within its boundaries.
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From pen and paper to 3-D, look who's challenging Google Maps
NPR
When it comes to creating a digital map of the world, you may think of Google workers driving around in high-tech cars mounted with cameras — snapping photos of everything. But Robert Scott walks the streets of London jotting down address numbers with nothing more than a pen and a piece of paper. Scott is with OpenStreetMap, a British nonprofit that's built a digital map of the world over the past decade with the help of volunteers like him and thousands of others around the globe.
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Power loss created trouble aboard Galileo satellite
GPS World
In an update to our July 2 story, correspondent Peter de Selding wrote in Space News on July 3 that the trouble aboard the fourth in-orbit Galileo satellite arose from a sudden, unexpected loss of power. The power outage flashed on May 27, shutting down the satellite's E1 signal. The signal "re-established itself almost immediately. But as soon as it was back in service, the two other channels' power dropped and did not recover."
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While in San Diego for #esriuc, take a journey with the Esri Story Map Journal app
GIS User
This really cool announcement came my way via the Esri Story Maps team. If people took last Thursday off for the long July 4 weekend, they may have missed that along with the various updates to ArcGIS Online, we've released a completely new story map app that we think will be game changer especially for GIS professionals with a lot of narrative text, maps, images etc that they want to present.
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A Landsat 8 Yearbook: Earth images for everyone
Directions Magazine
To mark an extremely successful first year of space operation for Landsat 8, the scientists and imagery experts at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center have selected 10 sets of images that demonstrate the broad range of changes on the land that Landsat 8 has observed in its first year and compiled them in a special collection — the Landsat 8 Yearbook.
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UAV mapping of a landslide
Directions Magazine
At the end of May 2014, UPVISION, a Czech unmanned aerial vehicle and mapping company, conducted a UAV survey of a landslide on Highway D8, currently ​​under construction near the city of Litomerice, in the northern part of the Czech Republic. UPVISION's president, Jakub Karas, explains more about the unique mapping mission using the company's hexacopter.
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Alaska Geospatial Council to begin coordinating state geospatial efforts
Juneau Empire
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Alaska Geospatial Council and charging it with coordinating efforts involving geospatial data collection and mapping by government agencies. The council will include representatives from government agencies, the University of Alaska and Alaska Native corporations, and will work to improve communication, coordination and collaboration on digital mapping projects throughout Alaska.
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