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FCC spectrum auction to boost public-safety network
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Smartphone users could see a future of fewer dropped calls and zippier video and music downloads because of a government decision to auction off a scarce resource: airwaves. The massive sale of beachfront-property spectrum is expected to raise as much as $25 billion and help pay for a payroll tax cut. Providing the airwaves to private companies has the potential to enhance the services of existing wireless providers or even create new competitors. More

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Trimble introduces the next generation of its Trimble® GPS Pathfinder® family — the Trimble Pro 6H and Pro 6T receivers for GIS and mobile mapping. More

Phishing Anyone?
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No, it's not time to enroll in your local bass fishing tournament. More

GeoEye and Rolta form strategic partnership
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Virginia-based GeoEye Inc., a leading source of geospatial information, will partner with Rolta, a global, leading provider of IT solutions. With this new partnership, Rolta gains access to GeoEye's high-resolution satellite imagery, services and expertise to develop innovative geospatial products and services. Rolta plans to offer these GeoEye-enabled solutions to its customers across high-growth global markets, beginning with India. More

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2012 Esri Petroleum User Group Conference, Houston, April 30–May 2.

Salina Seminar Series 2013
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Sponsored by The Salina Chapter of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors Inc. The Seminar will be held on Jan. 10-12, 2013, at Webster Conference Center, 2601 N. Ohio, Salina, Kan. Featured Speaker will be Milton Denny, PLS, presenting "The Art of Land Surveying" and "Professional Ethics for the Land Surveyor." Earn up to 16 professional development hours in classes that include "Retracement Surveys" by Steven S. Brosemer, PS, "GPS – Survey Preparation and Planning" by Kenneth P. Johnson, LS and Steve Thompson, PE, and "Kansas Minimum Standards." For a complete list and additional details, visit A brochure will be posted Oct. 1. Registration opens Oct. 20.

Top 10 things you should know about GIS certification
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Are you thinking about becoming a certified GIS professional? Looking to understand how it could benefit your career? Sheila Wilson, GISP, executive director of the GIS Certification Institute, and Susan White, GISP, senior planner with the city of Fort Worth's Planning and Development Department GIS Team who currently serves on GISCI's Review and Outreach Committees, provide the top 10 things you should know about the process. More

Agency visits battlefield for training in geospatial intelligence
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It's not quite the Middle East, but U.S. intelligence agents are in the Ozarks studying strategies of ground warfare. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is commemorating its 150th anniversary this year — but defense officials say the civil war battleground offers timeless lessons in geospatial intelligence — lessons that can be applied today. Geospatial agents map terrain and study it extensively. More

First payload ready for next batch of Galileo satellites
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The first of 14 Galileo Full Operational Capability navigation payloads has been shipped from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. in the United Kingdom to prime contractor OHB System AG in Bremen, Germany, according to the European Space Agency. The payload, which provides Galileo's precision positioning measurements and services to users, will then be added to the waiting satellite platform. More

Pentagon 'can manage' satellite imagery cuts
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Top U.S. military officials, grappling with proposed budget cuts for commercial satellite imagery, said new government-owned satellites, manned planes and other equipment can fill the gap. "We believe we can manage that," said Air Force General Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for U.S. operations in space and cyberspace, referring to a decision to cut funding for orders for imagery from GeoEye Inc and DigitalGlobe Inc. More

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