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So, we're all in agreement
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Steve Jobs was notoriously blunt about products he found wanting, but his attack on Flash — Adobe's popular technology for playing multimedia content inside a browser — was particularly vicious. Claiming it was buggy and insecure, Jobs banned it from the iPad. Instead he threw Apple's weight behind HTML5, a competing open-source video format. He got what he wanted, posthumously: Last November,Adobe relented, promising to embrace HTML5. More

Discovery wows Washington, DC
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Space shuttle Discovery landed at Dulles airport on April 17 on the back of a 747 after a fly-around of much of the Greater Washington, D.C., region. It's now bound for the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. PHOTOS. More

BLM's General Land Office commemorates its bicentennial
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Two hundred years ago this April, the General Land Office opened its doors for business. Today that "land office business" continues at the Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States office, which will commemorate the occasion with events scheduled throughout the year. More

Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative
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VideoBrief Launched in 2007, the initiative resulted in scores of successful demining operations in 25 countries. More

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Surveying Engineering Faculty (Tenure Track Full-Time) – Ferris State University. Position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, teaching lower and upper division courses in an EAC/ABET accredited Surveying Engineering program, including Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Surveying Principles, Adjustments and General Engineering. Student recruiting and advising. Potentially developing on-line/alternative delivery courses and working as a member of the team. Engagement in service to the profession and to the university. Required: Master's degree in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing or a related engineering field by time of appointment. Eligibility to become licensed as Professional Surveyor and/or Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan. Three years related work experience with progressively more responsibility. For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to Ferris State University is sincerely committed to being a truly diverse institution and actively seeks applications from women, minorities and other underrepresented groups. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. More

Bentley Systems releases 2011 annual report

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Record revenues, key milestones, and strategic initiatives highlighted. More

Overcoming GNNS signal shadow issues
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Read how waterworks crews in St Charles Parish, La., overcame this problem, in a story by Trimble. More

Next-generation, high-resolution imaging system for GeoEye-2 satellite
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Expected to become operational in 2013, the much improved imaging system will deliver the highest resolution and most accurate color imagery to GeoEye's commercial, government and international customers. More

Trimble adds aerial mapping to its survey solutions
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The recent acquisition by Trimble of Belgium's Gatewing, a provider of lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles for photogrammetry and rapid terrain mapping applications, broadens Trimble's industry-leading platforms for surveying solutions. More

GPS III Satellite System and GPS OCX have a conversation
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Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin have successfully completed the first significant integration milestone between Raytheon's Next Generation GPS Operational Control System and Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite development. On Feb. 2, the joint team successfully exchanged satellite commands and telemetry data between the GPS III satellite simulator in Newtown, Pa., and the OCX development site in Aurora, Colo. More

Takeaways from FOSS4GNA 2012
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The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial North America conference was held in Washington on April 10-13. Hot on the heels of FOSS4G in Denver last fall and a warm-up for FOSS4G 2012 in Beijing, China, the event drew 360 attendees, with many coming from the D.C. area. More

GIS grows in infrastructure
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Infrastructure construction — highways, bridges, roads and even utilities — requires a different set of technology tools than building construction. Take utilities, as an example. Geospatial information and situational awareness of power generation, transmission, distribution, and customer assets are critical to the performance of the smart grid. More

Going public with geodata
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With pressure on government departments and the public sector to cut budgets and do more with less, the demand for information is greater than ever. It goes almost without saying that it needs to be accurate, timely and accessible. Any organization providing services to homeowners, schools, hospitals and businesses needs to know what resources it has, who uses them, how far people travel — anything that can help it deliver better service and operate more efficiently. More

Survey Summit 2012

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Registration now open for this year's premier conference by surveyors for surveyors and other geospatial professionals. More

Fourth reunion of Geodetic Survey Squadron/Geodetic Survey Group
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Calling all military and civilian veterans of the Geodetic Survey Squadron/Geodetic Survey Group for their fourth reunion on Aug. 3-5, 2012, at the Cheyenne Holiday Inn, Cheyenne, Wyo. For more information, contact Garrett R. Moore at or go to

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