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GITA Downunder (Australia New Zealand)
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At our recent Geospatial Solutions Conference held in Melbourne, Australia, on Aug. 6-8, GITA ANZ presented a number of awards and is pleased to announce this year's winners. Firstly, our Excellence Award. GITA is constantly working to raise the profile of spatial technology in all industries and to recognise the efforts of the organisations and people who transform ideas into a working reality. More






Geography matters as much as ever, despite the digital revolution
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There was something odd about the black car at the junction of Sutter and Hyde Streets. It was an ordinary saloon. Its windows were clear, and it looked in good condition. And yet, as the lights changed and the car pulled away into the bright San Francisco morning, a question remained. Why was it sporting a luxuriant pink mustache at its front? More

Good news and plenty of it
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Firing on all cylinders — to use a slightly outmoded technological metaphor — GNSS moved forward on virtually every front in the past month. GPS made major advances both on the ground and in space, Galileo took a giant step, Compass continued on its roll, GLONASS has good news pending, and GAGAN is settling into space. But the best news of all is a very quiet, indeed somewhat hidden item. More

Is GIS education bait and switch?
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AudioBrief Last week a discussion of Spatial Information Technology came to a bit of a head. The conversation, lead by OpenGeo's Paul Ramsey may have unearthed a truth many would rather not hear: "... as we know, GIS courses are just the bait in the trap, to suck naive students into a career where 90 percent of the activity is actually in data creation (digitization monkey!) and publication (map monkey!), not in analysis." Is that right? More

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GIS technology positions Australian defense forces to fight off same map
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The Australian Department of Defence's silver bullet for seamlessly uniting joint taskforce operations lies in a technology they already widely use, according to a leading GIS specialist. Esri Australia Defence specialist David Eastman said the integration of the Australian Defence Forces' existing GIS technology platforms would create a "single point of truth" for operational information across the Army, Navy and Air Force. More

UK revokes key GNSS patent that sparked dispute over cooperation, interoperability
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Legal filings suggest the U.S and the United Kingdom may be well on their way to working through a heated dispute over patents that, if left unresolved, could scuttle efforts to make GPS and Galileo interoperable. The patents came to light last year when a British firm began seeking royalties from companies in North America and Europe making receivers that would use the upcoming L1 GPS signal and E1 Galileo signal. More

Smart meters 2012: good news, bad news
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The "storm surge" of the stimulus bill has passed, but smart meter deployments continue to rise gradually in the U.S. According to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the cumulative total stood at 36 million as of August 2012 — a rather anemic 3 million meter increase over the cumulative total as of December 2011. Further confirmation, as if we needed it, of the slowdown all the vendors are complaining about. More



In the eye of the storm
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Owen Kelly of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., created a 3-D image of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 from data acquired by NASA's TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) satellite ... one that can measure rainfall rates and cloud heights in tropical cyclones. Hurricane Sandy's eyewall appeared somewhat compact with its 40 km (24.8 miles) diameter. More

How GIS provides the foundation for a more efficient fiber optic network
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Utilities are implementing fiber optic networks to support the increased communication loads needed to manage the large customer base. Truckee Donner Public Utility District in California turned to Telvent to plan its network. Ian Fitzgerald, with the Truckee Donner Utility, and Danny Petrecca, of Telvent, share details of their experience building this enterprise solution. More

How much of the geospatial industry is dedicated to discovering more about the known unknowns?
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Nate Silver, the statistics mind behind the "Moneyball" changes in baseball recruiting, has just written a book titled, "The Signal and the Noise." Within it, he outlines a broad number of complex questions where we just can't predict an outcome with any degree of probability. The book essentially becomes a catalog of the known unknowns (as described in a New York Times review), playing off of Rumsfield's famous quote. More

BIM, Big Data and a democratic GeoWeb
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A firefighter on Sept. 11, 2001, on his way to save people at Ground Zero, doesn't know where the ground floor exits, fire risers and sprinkler control rooms are located. A geotechnician wishes to publically publish the terrain drawings and models he owns to help future generations. An architectural librarian laments that there should be simpler ways for authors to make their works accessible. More


 



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