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Register today for EnerGIS 2014
GITA
EnerGIS 2014 is more than 50 percent sold, and last year EnerGIS was sold out. Save your spot today so you won't be left out in the cold this year!

Join your fellow GIS colleagues, contractors and vendors, Sept. 15-16 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, for one and one half days of talks, networking and socializing! Papers will be presented on a variety of GIS / energy industry related GIS topics.

Quan Vu of Tableau Software will keynote the conference, while Tony Simental, West Virginia State GIS Coordinator and Susan Pool will present on GIS uses at the West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey. Link to the full agenda here.

EnerGIS 2014 is bigger and better this year, with the inclusion of the first annual EnerGIS Social on the evening of Sept. 15. Enjoy a few education filled days with your GIS and Energy industry colleagues.

EnerGIS is produced by the GITA Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and hosted by Range Resources Appalachia, LLC.

For further details please visit the EnerGIS website, please register at EnerGIS Registration.

Registration Pricing: $75*

*Optionally, for attendees interested in joining GITA, a special admission of $150 is available, which includes a one-year membership of GITA at half price.

Registration includes:
  • 1 and 1/2 days of GIS educational sessions
  • Meals and snacks both days of the conference
  • EnerGIS social on Monday, Sept. 15
REGISTER HERE
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DoT sets workshop on GPS adjacent band compatibility
Inside GNSS
The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a workshop on Sept. 18 to discuss implementation of a GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment initiative. The ABC study was first suggested in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission denial of LightSquared's plan to implement a terrestrial wireless broadband system in frequencies next to those used by GPS and other GNSS services at 1575 MHz.
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Data from drones will revolutionize our lives: Skycatch CEO
Financial Post
When many people hear the word "drones," they immediately think of privacy invading, scary, flying robots of the future. They don't necessarily consider the many ways drones can dramatically improve the life of humans, animals and the environment. One immediate way that drones are helping is with worker safety. In the public sector, drones can be used by police, firefighters and even fighting poaching in Africa.
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Getting schooled on UAVs, FAA policy and reality
Directions Magazine
By Joe Francica: Last week, I chaired a workshop on geospatial intelligence, part of the Space and Missile Defense Symposium's STEM program. During the morning session we focused on domestic homeland security and convened a panel of public safety officials from the Huntsville, Alabama region. Panelists included representatives from the Huntsville/Madison County Emergency Management Agency, Civil Air Patrol, County Sheriff's Office, Volunteer Fire departments and the city's GIS department.
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What does real-time computing add to geospatial analysis and system performance?
Sensors & Systems
One of the more amazing things to come out recently in the geospatial sphere is the coupling of GIS functionality with SAP HANA, the platform as a service that returns real-time analytics with its in-memory processing. The speed at which this predictive analytical engine operates, coupled with Esri's GeoEvent Processor for real-time data feeds in the context of location, truly is a game changer for the kinds of operations that can benefit from spatial analysis.
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Using other people's maps and data: Let's keep it legal
Directions Magazine
AudioBrief Can you use a map created by the New York Times or USA Today? Can you use data created by a local government? Our editors look at copyright, fair use, creative commons and other licenses used for maps and data.
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Mapping the world all over again
Wired
Since around 16,500 B.C., mankind has attempted to represent the world graphically. Plotting the stars on cave walls has allowed us to see that inhabitants of the Lascaux caves in France wanted to communicate their observations, or at least record them so that others might learn of their existence, or their gods. Maps have influenced our history in the most profound ways, defining the borders that divide us by language, race, culture and sometimes religion.
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Survey: Millions of Americans willing to pay more for a better grid
Smart Grid News
A new survey from GE's Digital Energy business says "millions of Americans" would willingly pay an extra $10 on their monthly utility bill if it meant a more reliable electric grid. The Grid Resilience Survey is based on responses from more than 2,000 participants. The survey found that 41 percent of Americans living east of the Mississippi River, and 34 percent living west of the Mississippi, are "more than willing to pay" the additional $10 to ensure the grid is more reliable.
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Mobile fun! A history of cell phones
GIS User
It would be interesting to hand a smartphone to Alexander Graham Bell. I don't think he could fathom that his invention would translate to what it is now. What started as a line and a can has evolved to include video communication, cloud computing and sending images and messages to your dearest ones instantaneously. Even more mind-blowing is how quickly the technology has evolved over the past 20 years.
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2 more Galileo satellites scheduled for Aug. 21 launch
GPS World
The next satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched on Aug. 21, ushering in the system deployment phase and paving the way for the start of initial services, according to the European Space Agency. Galileo SATs 5-6 are scheduled to lift off at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST, 09:31 local time) Aug. 21 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Soyuz rocket.
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