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HazMat webinar postponed until Dec. 3
GITA
A webinar, entitled "Tools and Technologies for HazMat Planning and Response," has been postponed until Dec. 3. It was originally scheduled to take place on Nov. 20. This webinar is presented by the Department of Homeland Security, First Responder Group and the National Information Sharing Consortium. The discussion will offer lessons learned, best practices and resources on tools and technologies used for HazMat planning and response.
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Nov. 25 Webinar: The Four Eras of Commercial Satellite Imagery
GITA
This presentation reviews the evolution of capabilities delivered by electro-optical satellite imagery from the perspective of resolution, accuracy, speed of delivery and content. Each "era" has had a profound impact on the value satellite imagery can have on a wide variety of user missions. With numerous examples from the US commercial satellite industry, the presentation will provide attendees with a good understanding of the many improvements since the launch of Ikonos in 1999, as well as a glimpse into the future of earth observation.
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DHS warns of serious cyber threat to critical US infrastructure
Smart Grid News
The Department of Homeland Security said it believes a malware program, a Trojan horse, has been installed in software that operates several aspects of U.S. critical infrastructure. DHS said the threat appears to be the work of hackers backed by the Russian government. The critical infrastructure that could be threatened includes transmission grids, oil and gas pipelines, water delivery systems, wind turbines and nuclear plants, according to a report from ABC News.
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GIS Day to celebrate saving, sustaining technology
Point of Beginning
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, students, educators and GIS professionals around the world will demonstrate the power of geospatial technology by celebrating GIS Day. Thousands of community events will bring a behind-the-scenes technology to the forefront to show how geospatial intelligence sustains the planet.
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Telling the GIS and GIS Day story outside the GIS community
Directions Magazine
GIS Day is this Wednesday. It's our industry's annual opportunity to share what we do, why it's important and to encourage its further use. GIS Day is both an educational and a marketing opportunity as we reach out to students, educators, and potential users in a variety of fields. On this 15th GIS Day, we examine how well we sell ourselves via our GIS Day communications.
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How soon until we see a seamless high-resolution digital Earth?
Sensors & Systems
It's been a while since we've had a truly breakthrough mapping platform. We're coming up on the 10th anniversary of the creation of Google Maps (February 2005) and the corresponding commercialization of Google Earth (June 2005). The open source NASA World Wind is another mature, but open source, variety of online world viewer, and there are others. While there have been ongoing improvements to these online digital map environments, there haven't been many awe-inspiring advancements for some time.
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Most tariffs on GPS equipment could soon disappear
Inside GNSS
Tariffs on GPS devices in more than 70 countries could disappear in a matter of months now that the U.S. and China have worked through an impasse on expanding the Information Technology Agreement. Organized through the World Trade Organization, the ITA requires participants to zero-out tariffs on a mutually agreed upon set of products.
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Russia and China agree on SatNav joint venture
GPS World
China North Industries Corporation and the Russian GLONASS nonprofit partnership agreed to establish a joint venture to promote worldwide services based on GLONASS and BeiDou, according to a report in a Russian newspaper. The two parties met Nov. 11 in Zhuhai, China. Under the agreement, the parties will identify existing technological competence that will be the foundation for the joint venture, and seek government support for joint initiatives to promote abroad.
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