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Check out these 'Must See' Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference sessions:
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Leveraging New Technology for Pipeline Management, Presenters: Cameron Collins, The Williams Company Inc., and Rob Hathaway, Google

In 2010, Williams' Midstream unit established a strategic focus on GIS to leverage GIS technology to improve processes and reliability. A key objective in this strategy is to expand the ability for Williams to provide geographic information to communities and first responders. For Williams, the Google Maps Engine platform is an effective solution to communicate with communities where we operate. Complete session details ...

Maps and Apps for a Better Pipeline Future, Presenters: Tom Coolidge, Esri, and Danny Spillman, Esri

New workflows made possible by the latest advances in GIS technology are opening the door for oil and gas pipeline operators to transform how they conduct their business. This transformation in part is made possible by the arrival of GIS in the mainstream, useable by all employees of a pipeline company, wherever they are working. Complete session details ...

For the full program and more information on the conference visit www.gita.org/oil-gas.

Remember: The discounted registration deadline is Sept. 21.

Don't forget to take advantage of early bird discounted registration rates and save money by signing up today at www.gita.org/register.
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Scrap the app: Smart-phone users getting wary over privacy
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Smart-phone users, like PC users through the decades, can be shamefully lax about basic security, but one thing they're starting to pay attention to is privacy. The emergence of smart phones and the personal information-seeking apps they use — not to mention the rise of mobile malware — is creating widespread privacy concerns among users, according to a recent report by Pew Research. More

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Attorney: Man arrested a second time for filming police officers
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A man arrested on New Year's Day for filming police officers was taken into custody a second time early Sunday, when he was taping officers detain an intoxicated man downtown, his attorney told reporters outside of Travis County Jail. Antonio Buehler, 35, organizer of the Peaceful Streets Project, is facing a charge for interfering with public duty, his attorney, Joe James Sawyer, said. More

Tracking school children with RFID tags? It's all about the Benjamins
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Just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture mandates Radio Frequency Identification Device chips to monitor livestock, a Texas school district just began implanting the devices on student identification cards to monitor pupils' movements on campus and to track them as they come and go from school. Tagging school children with RFID chips is uncommon, but not new. More




Odd things happen when you chop up cities and stack them sideways
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From Robert Krulwich: I don't know if it's fair to do this to a city, but let's start with Berlin. Here's Berlin as you'd see it from above. ... More

GeoEye CEO: Federal budget cuts triggered sale to DigitalGlobe
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Federal budget cuts led to the planned acquisition of satellite imagery company GeoEye Inc. by rival DigitalGlobe Inc., GeoEye CEO Matt O'Connell said in his first interview since the deal was announced in July. "We had had a great run," O'Connell said. "We generated a lot of value for investors. But this budget is a serious issue, and unfortunately, that made the future too uncertain for shareholders and employees both at GeoEye and DigitalGlobe." More

New resources for GIS job seekers
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If you took a break from your job search over the summer, September might be the right time to jump back into the fray. Directions Magazine Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg has collected some new resources that can help GIS job seekers in their quest. More

Exploiting the Galileo E5 wideband signal
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Single-frequency positioning can undoubtedly be improved with the deployment of new GNSS systems and the accompanying availability of new signals. Among various innovations, the Galileo E5 broadband signal deserves special attention. Its unique features, including the AltBOC modulation scheme, will drastically boost code range precision, both in terms of reduced code noise as well as with respect to multipath. More

Corpus Christi, Texas steps into 3-D GeoDesign and emerges a winner
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When the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District decided to use 3-D visualization to help promote and plan its revitalization program, it probably did not know that it would turn into a case study for one of the most significant movements in city planning today, GeoDesign. The Corpus Christi Association of Realtors obtained a $5,000 National Association of Realtor's Smart Growth Action Grant for the DMD. More

Las Vegas Water District manages service outages before they happen
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The Las Vegas Valley Water District designed a custom Valve Isolation system that helps measure the impacts of service outages as well as quickly identify strategies to isolate water-main breaks. Although integrated within the district's GIS, VI is designed for non-GIS users, specifically those responsible for the daily operation of the water-delivery system. More

The top 20 data visualization tools
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From Brian Suda: One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualizations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice — and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualizations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. More

Security breaches reveal need to integrate sensor systems into intelligent networks
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Two well-publicized incursions at heavily protected U.S. facilities this summer illustrate the glaring weaknesses that still remain in high-tech perimeter security systems. Although the breaches were ultimately benign, the incidents at JFK Airport in New York and the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee serve as not-so-subtle reminders of the high stakes involved in safeguarding our nation's critical infrastructure. More

Nervous China plans massive increase in grid security spending
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China is very worried about its quickly expanding electricity infrastructure, so worried that it plans to increase its grid security spending from $1.8 billion in 2011 to a whopping $50 billion by 2020, according to a new report from the business analysts at GlobalData. That's a very impressive compound annual growth rate of almost 45 percent. More


 



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