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May 10, 2011

GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference call for papers deadline has been extended
Submit your abstract until May 20! Program topics will include Regulations, Risk Management, Data Governance, Integrity Management for Pipeline, Data Integration, Emerging Technology, Emergency Preparedness and Response and Stakeholder Outreach. Visit for updates! Submit your abstract here. There's still time to reserve and save on booth space until May 20. Non-members will save $100. Reserve space today!More

Sponsorship opportunities for GITA's GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference
GITA's GIS for Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference has been a continuing success for 20 years. Become a sponsor and set your company apart from the competition by gaining brand visibility among your target audience. Reach those looking for solutions and technologies to resolve everyday GIS issues in the workplace.More

The Geospatial Revolution Project Episode 4 is now available to view
The Geospatial Revolution Project Episode 4 is now available to view at Check out the previous episodes as well. More

GITA Ontario Chapter's 2011 Spring Event
Join us in Mississauga, Ontario, on Wednesday, June 1, for the GITA Ontario Chapter's Spring Event.More

Geomatic Instruments chooses Topcon's IP-S2
Topcon Positioning Systems Latin American distributor Geomatic Instruments Corporation S.A.C. is now offering the IP-S2 mobile mapping system. Geincor, based in Lima, Peru, took ownership of the system in April. More

The little-known geospatial agency that helped kill Bin Laden
The Atlantic
President Obama's first brush with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency was ignominious. Out for lunch in May 2009, at a Five Guys burger franchise in Washington, the new President started to shake the hands of other customers, TV cameras in tow. Then he turned to men with government ID badges. "So what do you?" the president asked. More

Utilities gearing up for smart grids
Renewable Energy World
It wasn't so long ago that we were wondering whether the term "smart grid" should have a hyphen or not. But now the form of electricity network that utilizes digital technology to deliver electricity from suppliers to consumers, therefore saving energy, reducing costs and increasing reliability and transparency, is currently on more lips than Chapstick. More

42 million embedded nav systems to be sold by 2018
Over the next seven years, automotive OEMs will include embedded navigation systems in more than one-third of manufactured vehicles, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics of Boston. In its report, Strategy Analytics predicts that 36 percent of vehicles sold globally will include some form of OEM embedded navigation.More

Smartphone market grows 79.7 percent year over year
GIS User
The worldwide smartphone market grew 79.7 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2011, driven by a combination of vendors releasing highly anticipated models, widespread availability of older smartphones at lower prices, and sustained end-user demand. More

Chinese satellite to predict earthquakes
Geospatial World
As part of the proposed earthquake monitoring network, China will launch China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite in 2014. It aims to detect electromagnetic anomalies in the atmosphere. The satellite has been in development since 2003 and is the first spaced-based component of the network. Its data will be correlated with data from ground-based monitoring systems.More

Discovery Showcase: 10 new smart grid technologies worth a look
Smart Grid News
If your day job was hitting every smart grid conference and roaming the exhibition halls, poring through trade publications and tracking announcements online — maybe, just maybe you could stay current on the steady stream of product releases and emerging smart grid technologies. More

Vietnam to launch first remote sensing satellite
VietNamNet Bridge
Vietnam will launch the first remote sensing satellite in the next three years, to serve monitoring natural resources and natural disasters, said officials from the Institute for Space Technology of Vietnam. Dr. Doan Minh Chung, the institute's director, said that Vietnam's first remote sensing satellite will be designed and assembled completely in the next two years. More