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GITA Board of Directors nominations open through Oct. 31
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The Board of Directors is currently soliciting nominations to the Board of Directors. Several seats on the Board will become vacant at the end of the 2014. The executive management team is soliciting nominations for interested and active GITA members who would like to contribute to the ongoing success of the organization by volunteering their time and talents to serve GITA and the larger geospatial community via service on the Board.
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Reports from InterGeo
GPS World
GPS World staff reported from InterGeo Oct. 7-9. The massive trade show, held this year in Berlin, is considered the world's leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue.
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The 2014 NSGIC annual conference: States are focusing on coordination, actions and technology solutions
Directions Magazine
The 2014 National States Geographic Information Council annual meeting focused on coordination and partnerships among the state coordinators, with an emphasis on data sharing, open source solutions and the importance of involving local government GIS coordinators. NSGIC member Mike Vanhook provided a synopsis of the meeting.
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Is it time for another spatial analysis revolution?
Sensors & Systems
Earlier this month, noted geospatial author and spatial analysis pioneer Joe Berry gave a series of talks marking his retirement. His 40-year perspective on the evolution of GIS technology takes in a remarkable progression from punch cards to digitizers and on to personal and portable computers. Much of the changes to GIS were driven by the availability of computing power, with the software always rooted in decision making.
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New standard signals the next era in grid-scale storage
Smart Grid News
The MESA Standards Alliance and the SunSpec Alliance have jointly released the first open, non-proprietary energy storage system specification for public review. The draft specification, referred to as SunSpec Energy Storage Model Specification, incorporated in MESA specifications as a "MESA-Device," was developed through a joint effort and proposes standards for how the different components of an energy storage system communicate with one another.
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Galileo service provision delegated to the European GNSS agency
GPS World
The European GNSS Agency and the European Commission have concluded an agreement that delegates a range of exploitation tasks for Galileo to the GSA, providing a framework and budget for the development of services and operations through 2021. The signing of the Galileo Exploitation Delegation Agreement serves as an initial step towards the full Galileo Exploitation Phase.
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Alabama establishes Geographic Information Program Office
Directions Magazine
On Sept. 26, by executive order #16, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley established the state's Geographic Information Program Office and continued the Alabama Geographic Information Executive Council. The order establishes a new position of Geographic Information Officer as well as a Deputy GIO. The GIO serves at the pleasure of the Governor, and the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center will serve as the fiscal agent.
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SAGAIE: A GNSS network for investigating ionospheric behavior in sub-Saharan regions
Inside GNSS
Scintillation caused by solar-induced ionospheric activity continues to be a potential problem for GNSS signals used for navigation purposes. Understanding the potential for scintillation and its effects on GNSS networks is critical as researchers attempt to address this currently still-unquantified threat. This article presents the SAGAIE network along with early results from the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
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