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Pinkerton to keynote the 22nd annual GITA Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference
GITA is pleased to announce that John Pinkerton will be keynoting this year's Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference on Oct. 28-30 in Houston. Pinkerton will be sharing his insights as a senior executive of the initial company to develop the Marcellus Shale, and radically change the landscape of the North American natural gas marketplace. Pinkerton is also working with America's Natural Gas Alliance. The Alliance is working with industry, government and customer stakeholders to ensure the continued availability of natural gas and to promote increased use of natural gas for a cleaner and more secure energy future.

Pinkerton joined Range Resources in 1990 as President. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1992 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2008. On Jan. 1, 2012, Pinkerton stepped down as CEO and was appointed Executive Chairman. Pinkerton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a Master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Pinkerton serves on the executive committee of America's Natural Gas Alliance in Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit the GITA Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference event site.
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Uncertain funding jeopardizes US land imaging satellites
Environment News Service
Landsat satellites orbiting the Earth have continuously recorded changes to the planet's land surfaces for 40 years, but while it is essential to U.S. national security, the future of the program is now in jeopardy, warns a new report from the National Research Council. The committee that wrote the report warned that while the United States pioneered frequent-repeat global imaging, "other nations are now developing systems whose capability rivals or exceeds U.S. systems."
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Will the move toward Web GIS provision an operational augmented reality?
Sensors & Systems
Geospatial systems and data are a form of augmented reality already, providing insight into assets and operations in the context of the broader world. However, there's a new level of augmented reality that is coming about that promises real-time insight, juxtaposing our models and asset information onto what we can see where we're standing in real time.
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Geographers seek solution to student ignorance of the globe
CBC News
Geographers from across the globe met in St. John's, Newfoundland, to discuss the future of geographic education in Canada after alarm bells went off when some Memorial University students couldn't locate the Atlantic Ocean on a map.

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Amateur cartographers fight to put communities on map
Wired UK
In May 2013, Google's vice president took to stage and announced that Google was aiming to build "a perfect map of the world." An honorable notion with almost utopian connotations — and why shouldn't it?

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New functionality and features in ArcGIS 10.2
GIS User
ArcGIS 10.2 is now shipping ... have you had a chance to use it yet? Esri officially announced the update and key functionality including enhanced UI, real time data access and more.

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Harbinger sues GPS industry over LightSquared
Inside GNSS
Investors led by Harbinger Capital Partners have filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against a trio of GPS receiver manufacturers over LightSquared, a now bankrupt firm that still hopes to build a wireless broadband network across the United States. The investors are seeking compensation for losses incurred when the Federal Communications Commission denied LightSquared permission to build its wholesale wireless broadband communications network.
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Why ObamaGrid may be bad news for the electric power industry
Smart Grid News
The Obama Administration has issued a report calling for increased spending on the nation's electric power system. It asserts that modernizing and hardening the grid will save the economy "billions of dollars and reduce the hardship experienced by millions of Americans when extreme weather strikes." In normal times, a presidential call-to-action would be a godsend to an industry. But in these hyper-partisan days, anything the president recommends is immediately castigated as a government boondoggle by opponents.
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Public sector embraces innovative digital mapping data
More Public Sector organizations than ever across England and Wales are improving service delivery and benefiting from cost efficiencies by accurately mapping their property assets. Ordnance Survey's innovative geographic data, provided under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement, is underpinning this vital work. Over 3,000 public sector organizations have now registered for the PSMA; a ground-breaking licensing agreement between government and Ordnance Survey.
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Seattle health officials map strategy to reach uninsured
Seattle Times
Health officials in King County, which includes Seattle, are rallying the troops and drafting maps to prepare for an all-out effort to get health-care coverage for uninsured residents. Countywide, approximately 16 percent of the population lacks health insurance. But from Burien and Tukwila south to the county line, and in scattered pockets to the north, those numbers are higher, reaching nearly one-third in some places.
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