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|Jan. 10, 2012|
GITA returns to Keystone with Thought Leader Symposium on Technology Integration
Bay Area GECCo workshop registration now open!
Geospatial practitioners and infrastructure stakeholders in the greater Bay Area of San Francisco and Oakland are invited to indicate interest in participating in the upcoming Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration (GECCo) Workshop conducted by GITA in conjunction with the US Department of Homeland Security.
The Bay Area GECCo is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26 and 27, at the offices of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, located at 375 Eleventh Street, Oakland, Calif.
An informational website has been set up to manage event attendance: https://sites.google.com/site/bagecco/. You will find a GECCo program agenda, registration information and additional information about the objectives and purpose of the GECCo initiative on this site. More
Innovation: Know your enemy
GPS jamming is a continuing threat. A detailed understanding of how the available jammers work is necessary to judge their effectiveness and limitations. A team of researchers from Cornell University and the University of Texas at Austin reports on their analyses of the signal properties of 18 commercially available GPS jammers.More
Industry outlook 2012: The year of the cloud?
It seemed that 2011 was more stable than the last couple of years, but that doesn't mean everything was rosy. Times continue to be tough financially throughout the world, and the geotechnology sector still is no exception (although it continues to fare better than the general economy). Unfortunately, young people, particularly those just out of college, have been especially hard hit by the recession of the last few years.More
Chinese smart grid storage project could be a template for US
Smart Grid News
Want to see the future of smart grid storage? Look to China, which just completed a project that could be a template. It uses a 36 MWh energy storage system to integrate 140 MW of wind and solar, making it the country's largest smart grid storage facility. Plus, it helps provide support to the transmission system. You can expect to see similar smart grid storage efforts in the U.S. in those states where the renewable portfolio standard is above 10 percent. More
The big list of GIS, mapping and Geo Tech events for 2012
Here we are well into 2012 and that means another year of conferences, events, MeetUps, Devmeets, hackathons and more. With budgets tight, a rough economy and conferences coming and going by the wayside, there are a number of choices to be made. Which event will you hit? Where to allocate your budget? Where will you get the most bang for your travel money?More
EnhancedView: Why entire geospatial industry should care
The cuts proposed for the U.S. defense budget could have a significant impact on the commercial remote sensing industry as well as the entire geospatial ecosystem. Kevin Pomfret of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy offers his insights on the potential impacts of the current budget negotiations in Washington.More
Esri releases National Geographic World Map
In cooperation with National Geographic, Esri released the National Geographic World Map. Esri and National Geographic collaborated to produce a distinctive basemap that reflects National Geographic's cartographic design, typographic style and map policies. Designed to be aesthetically pleasing, the National Geographic World Map is for users who want to display minimal data on a vibrant, highly detailed background. More
In a networked world, why is geography of knowledge still uneven?
The Guardian (blog)
Digital information photographs, blogs, videos, tweets, Wikipedia articles, reviews, descriptions, stories and myriad other types of content surrounds us. The amount of (mostly unpaid) human labor behind this content is astonishing. These online layers of content matter for many reasons.More
Open source maps gain ground as Google paywall looms
Nestoria is one of those companies that was told it would have to start paying real money for Google Maps. When Google couldn't tell it exactly how much, Nestoria kicked Mountain View to the curb and switched to OpenStreetMap, a free, collaborative effort to map the globe. But that's only part of the story. Nestoria's "free and open" map data is actually served up by MapQuest.More