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As 2014 comes to a close, GITA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of GITA News Hub a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 6.


Google's satellites could soon see your face from space
Motherboard
From Aug. 12: Google will soon have an unprecedented ability to spy on you from space. Theoretically, at least. How? Two months ago, after much lobbying by the biggest satellite company in North America, DigitalGlobe, the U.S. government relaxed restrictions to allow for commercially available satellite imagery up to 25 cm resolution — twice as detailed as the previous limit of 50 cm.
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Esri to enable thousands of government agencies to open GIS data to public
ReadWrite
From Feb. 11: A debate in the technology world that's been simmering for years, about whether mapping vendor Esri will allow public geographic information systems to access government customers' data, finally has an answer: The mapping software giant will take an unprecedented step, enabling thousands of government customers around the U.S. to make their data on the ArcGIS platform open to the public with a click of a mouse.
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New $500 million satellite can see you from 383 miles away
Bloomberg Businessweek
From June 11: Most people use DigitalGlobe's satellites every day. They capture the super-realistic images on Google Maps and Bing maps. A wide array of corporate customers use these eyes in the sky for more specific targets, from mining companies looking for telltale clues of underground deposits to defense departments hunting for terrorists.
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Do you know your GIS acronyms?
Directions Magazine
From July 22: Directions Magazine asked visitors to our booth at the Esri Education GIS Conference to show how well they knew their GIS acronyms. We asked educators, administrators, students and anyone else brave enough to stand in front of our camera. Here are some highlights.
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What's the significance of Google's purchase of Skybox, and the removal of imagery restrictions?
Sensors & Systems
From June 18: Last week was a remarkable one for earth observation announcements. First was the news that Google would purchase Skybox Imaging and their low Earth orbit satellites and planned constellation for more than $500 million. Then there was the news that the Commerce Department was lifting imagery resolution restriction on DigitalGlobe, opening up what the company deems to be a $400 million market for higher resolution earth observation imagery.
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Superior Quality Data and Analytics is Critical for Today's Energy Companies
CoreLogics
As a GIS professional, you strive to turn complicated tasks into fast, efficient processes throughout your business. You understand that automated data can improve the quality and output of almost every task. However, collecting data from various local government and other resources can be expensive, time-consuming and error-prone. A trusted, single source of robust data and analytics can simplify and improve the quality of many departmental functions such as land-use planning, mineral exploration, tax compliance, transportation, as well as infrastructure development and management. Learn more…
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When drones fall from the sky
The Washington Post
From June 24: More than 400 large U.S. military drones have crashed in major accidents around the world since 2001, a record of calamity that exposes the potential dangers of throwing open American skies to drone traffic, according to a year-long Washington Post investigation. Since the outbreak of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, military drones have malfunctioned in myriad ways, plummeting from the sky because of mechanical breakdowns, human error, bad weather and other reasons.
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Is GIS a profession?
Directions Magazine
AudioBriefFrom June 24: The latest iteration of the URISA Salary Survey prompts us to ask about the state of GIS profession. What evidence is there that there is such a profession? That there should be one?
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USGS launches beta of new website
Directions Magazine
From March 25: In 1994, when the USGS launched its first website, the web was a very different place. Many websites that were launched had little consideration given to, or even had an understanding of, things such user experience, content strategies, or design. Over the next 20 years our USGS web presence has grown immensely as we've pioneered new research, tools and applications in the support of understanding our planets complex environment and the ground on which we stand.
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10 things you need to know about Esri's open data initiative
Directions Magazine
From March 4: Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg had a valuable one-on-one conversation with Esri's Andrew Turner, the chief technical officer at Esri's R&D Center in Washington, D.C. She shares the takeaways as the company prepares to roll out the first set of tools in its Open Data Initiative.
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FAA selects 6 sites for UAV research
GPS World
From Jan. 7: After a rigorous 10-month selection process involving 25 proposals from 24 states, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it has chosen six unmanned aircraft systems research and test site operators across the country. According to the announcement, in selecting the six test site operators, the FAA considered geography, climate, location of ground infrastructure, research needs, airspace use, safety, aviation experience and risk.
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