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Interior agency highlights ocean surveying and mapping
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior established in 2011, has published a magazine featuring numerous surveying, mapping and geospatial applications employed to fulfill its mission. BOEM was created through a reorganization implemented after the Deepwater Horizon episode in the Gulf of Mexico.
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GSA lists 19 property consolidation opportunities
The need for a current accurate inventory of all land and buildings owned by the Federal government was highlighted again this week when the General Services Administration (GSA) listed 19 federal buildings around the country it is targeting for consolidation as part of its ongoing quest to economize through reduced leasing and office layouts that encourage shared space. GSA's property inventory is filled with "inconsistencies and inaccuracies," according to the Government Accountability Office. NSPS supports the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform ("FLAIR") Act, H.R. 916, to create a Federal land cadastre to accurately inventory both land and buildings and other improvements.
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SPAR International focuses on business and technology considerations for end-to-end 3D measurement for surveyors including tools to use for specific applications; balancing need for accuracy with cost; processing large data sets. PLS and PE CEU-approved.

NSPS Radio Hour — April 28, 11 a.m. EDT
Join host Curt Sumner for a conversation with Ken Cloke, Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution in Santa Monica, CA. Ken will discuss the dispute resolution process, and provide tips for surveyors in dealing with conflict situations, whether with or among clients, or in the workplace. He is also a nationally recognized speaker and author of many books and journal articles.

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NGA evolves mission to next phase of intelligence: Immersion
Directions Magazine
In her keynote address at the GEOINT Symposium, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Letitia Long continued to refine and define her vision for the preeminent government geospatial technology agency. It's a vision that began in 2010 with identifying the needs of the warfighter when the U.S. was still engaged in two wars and pushing geospatial information to them with a drive for mobile applications.
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Why is mapping for climate action, resilience and adaptation a game changer for the geospatial industry?
Sensors & Systems
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released their latest report, warning that delaying action will raise risks and impact economies. This mission to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to ensure stability means that global participation will be necessary. The path to a cleaner and more sustainable world will require greater monitoring and measurable action, and the geospatial toolset is poised to make major contributions.
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Google Earth engine brings big data to environmental activism
IEEE Spectrum
When a tree falls in the forest these days, it doesn't just make a sound — it causes a computer program to generate an alert that's sent out to activists, researchers, and environmental policymakers around the planet. An online tool to map deforestation is applying big-data processing techniques to massive troves of satellite imagery, and in the process it is making possible a new kind of environmental activism.
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GLONASS loses control again
GPS World
The GLONASS constellation has suffered a major problem for the second time this month. On Monday, April 14, eight GLONASS satellites were simultaneously set unhealthy for about half an hour, meaning that most GLONASS or multi-constellation receivers would have ignored those satellites in positioning computations. In addition, one other satellite in the fleet was out of commission undergoing maintenance.
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