Only 10 days left to submit presentations to GITA's GIS for Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference!
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 www.gita.org/oilgas for updates! Submit your abstract here before May 6.
GITA congratulates 2011 Innovator and Excellence Award recipients
GITA is pleased to announce the 2011 Innovator and Excellence Award winners from its recent Geospatial Solutions Conference in Grapevine, Texas. These awards recognize the special achievements of organizations actively utilizing geospatial technologies and those keeping pace with changes in the industry. More
GITA reassessing annual conference
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Directions Magazine spoke with Bob Samborski, president of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association, regarding some reports that have been surfacing about the status of the Geospatial Solutions Conference that took place recently in Grapevine, Texas. More
Utility community explores intelligent infra issues at Geospatial Solutions Conference
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The much-anticipated GITA 2011 Geospatial Solutions Conference brought together users and vendors working in utility segment to interact and discuss the issues pertaining to building intelligent infrastructures. The completely overhauled conference brought in leading industry experts to address the audience and made the conference contemporary, credible and comprehensive for the delegates. More
Modernization Roadmap for the Geospatial Platform
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We are pleased to share version 4 of the Modernization Roadmap for the Geospatial Platform (Roadmap). This final version of the Roadmap follows a stakeholder engagement process intended to share the vision for the Platform and gather feedback from the geospatial community regarding concepts discussed in the Roadmap. More
Federal Geographic Data Committee 2011 guidance to the NGAC
The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior that provides advice and recommendations on national geospatial policy issues to the member agencies of the Federal Geographic Data Committee. At the March 2011 meeting of the NGAC, the committee developed an Action Plan for its activities in 2011. The Action Plan responds to the guidance that Interior and the FGDC have provided to the NGAC. The 2011 guidance to the NGAC is available by clicking here.
Topcon introduces new GRS-1 GIS sub-decimeter RTK
Topcon Positioning System has upgraded its GRS-1 handheld data collector to include sub-decimeter accuracy kits for high accuracy GIS data collection. The RTK GIS kits are designed for jobs with high accuracy applications. More
TECTERRA funds $6.3 million for geomatics growth in Canada
TECTERRA Inc. committed more than $6.3 million of funds supporting the geomatics technology sector in Canada during the last fiscal year, the company announced. The sum represents commitments to support commercialization projects, applied research, professional development, training and the creation of new jobs across the country. More
Contribute to George Mason's CIP Report
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George Mason University School of Law's Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security invites GITA members to contribute to its monthly newsletter, The CIP Report. For more information, please click here or contact Shahin Saloom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Topcon Field Tools for ArcPad available
Topcon Positioning Systems announces the newest version of Field Tools for ArcPad® to support the latest version of ArcPad (v10.0) and Topcon's GRS-1. The GRS-1 is a hand-held mobile mapping system that addresses a variety of accuracy requirements and GIS mobile applications. More
Google launches Earth Builder for enterprise mapping
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Google is opening its mapping infrastructure to businesses, governments, and other organizations. At the Where 2.0 conference, Marissa Mayer, Google's VP of location and local services, plans to introduce Google Earth Builder, a cloud-based mapping platform. Google Earth Builder provides hosted storage and computational power for geospatial data, tools to create map layers, and resources to securely publish map layers. More
Will consumers or utilities control the future power grid?
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As energy becomes more decentralized (both generation and management), there's a great opportunity for apps to help direct the flow of power. But at Green:Net, Scott Henneberry, VP of Smart Grid Strategy of Schneider Electric, said, "The utility has a real challenge to make sure everyone on the distribution line has good, reliable power." More
Geospatial tech paving way for algal biofuel
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High oil prices along with environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. A new study claimed that being smart about where we grow algae can drastically reduce how much water is needed for algal biofuel. More
Smart grid research: Where the jobs are (and where they will be next)
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The United States is among the global leaders in smart grid development, which is expected to create tens of thousands of U.S. jobs annually in coming years. In this report, Smart Grid News focuses on vendors, examining 125 leading smart grid firms to assess their potential role in creating jobs. More
Researchers using GPS data to study tides
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GPS technology is helping researchers at California Institute of Technology find their way to a more complete understanding of Earth's interior structure. Up until now, the best way to explore Earth's internal structures—to measure geological properties such as density and elasticity—has been through seismology and laboratory experiments. More
Geospatial technology delivers new levels of engineering and operational efficiency
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District energy systems produce steam, hot water or chilled water at a central plant. The steam or water is then piped to individual buildings or residences for space heating, domestic hot water heating and air conditioning. This means individual buildings connected to the network do not need to have their own heating or air conditioning units. District energy is efficient, reliable and cost-effective. More
The latest asset management strategies and tools
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Understanding the most effective and efficient ways to manage its assets is a critical task for any manufacturing enterprise. John Murphy, Director of Solutions Management, Infor, recently spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology about the latest strategies and tools companies use to best manage their assets. More
The increasing importance of security for the smart grid
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A smart grid can help utilities conserve energy, reduce costs, increase reliability and transparency, and make processes more efficient. The increasing use of IT-based electric power systems, however, increases cyber security vulnerabilities, which increases cyber security's importance. More
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