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Join GITA at this year's Operators Forum
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Both operators and vendors are encouraged to attend this unique event during this year's GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference, Oct. 24-26 in Houston. The Operators Forum offers an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you directly with your peers. The forum environment is designed to facilitate an open exchange of information among novices, highly experienced professionals and everyone in between. Bring your energy and ideas to this year's Operators Forum, Monday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.-noon. More








Leading analyst slashes smart grid forecasts
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Wall Street analyst and smart grid insider Andrew Weisel covers utilities and smart grid for Macquarie Group Limited, where he has become one of the sector's most influential voices. After nearly two years of optimism, Andrew has recently turned bearish on the sector. In fact, he has slashed his target prices for the companies he tracks by 35 percent on average. More

LightSquared's impact on small business to be explored
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On Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m,, the House Committee on Small Business will conduct a hearing titled "LightSquared: The Impact to Small Business GPS Users." The purpose of the hearing is to examine the impact on small businesses that may result from LightSquared's use of its spectrum to provide broadband service near the GPS, said the House Committee on Small Business. More

Bentley Systems - Be inspired.

Bentley Systems offers comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure lifecycle: from buildings to bridges, transit to utilities, clean energy to clean water, Bentley is Sustaining Infrastructure. Find out more in this inspiring video.


GIS software helps Philadelphia replace traffic lights in public works project
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Philadelphia’s city administration is using ArcGIS software from Redlands, Calif.-based Esri to implement its LED Traffic Lights Project, a massive traffic light replacement program. The project is funded in part by an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 public works grant. More

New Google imaging tool offers fresh look at Earth
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Last year, Google launched its Earth Engine, which complemented the standard, but static, satellite images with "trillions of scientific measurements dating back more than 25 years," allowing scientists to "detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the earth's surface," according to its developers. More

Game day GIS application improves stadium security at football games
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A new GIS application for event management was tested during the Virginia Tech Hokies home opener against Appalachian State, and after only minor tweaks and adjustments, the application is now being used at all home games. The application allows police and emergency responders to track and view security and safety activities digitally using a Web-enabled, spatial platform. More

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Getting a fix on shifting sands
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A sand dune hydrology study in South Wales provides a textbook example of the benefits of integrated surveying. Lucy Hamilton of KOREC sets the scene. More

GIS tools offer insurers help from above
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From Sendai, Japan, to the burned-out streets of London, the insurance industry has had to deal with a variety of natural and man-made disasters this year. A new report from Celent examines how insurers can employ GIS to support underwriting, claims, and post-event analysis. The report, "Location Intelligence Solutions for Insurance: A Solution Spectrum," also profiles seven GIS vendors that have multiple insurance clients in Europe or the United States. More

A cost-effective approach to information sharing for more secure borders
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Since 9/11, securing the U.S.-Canada border has become an increasingly critical issue, but security is often hampered by lack of coordination between government agencies on both sides of the border. This article looks at a system called "Virtual City," built as a potential solution to help first responders and emergency managers. More
 
 


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