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NSPS Scholarship Awards 2012
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The Scholarship Awards Committee of the NSPS Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce the selection of 14 recipients of scholarship awards for 2012. Each year, students enrolled in two- and four-year degree programs in surveying are given the opportunity to apply and compete with peers for these valuable awards. The best of the best are selected, and some forge close affinity with NSPS and AAGS, the two organizations actively involved in the scholarships program. The letters to winners are going out this week. Congratulations! Watch this space next week for a complete list of 2012 Scholarship winners.

ACSM Radio Hour, Monday, May 14, 11 a.m. EST
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Join host Curt Sumner and guests Mark Pugh and Bob Ebberson from Schonstedt Instrument Company as they explore the impact of Schonstedt during its 58 years of existence on the surveying profession and on the many others who use locators for various reasons. More

e-Pub Buzz
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The digital edition of the April issue of ACSM Bulletin can now be viewed at All members need to access the magazine is an e-mail in our members' database. Contact us.

The September/December issue of Surveying and Land Information Science (SaLIS) contains special content, Surveying Body of Knowledge, and will shortly be accessible at Members and subscribers need to register for access (if not already done).

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If you had the opportunity to interview the president of the International Federation of Surveyors, what would you ask to learn about the organization and its work on behalf of surveyors around the world? Please email questions to the editor of the ACSM Bulletin at

Webinar, May 10
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Learn to Use Location Analytics Solutions
Solutions Include Esri Maps for Office, SharePoint, and IBM Cognos.

New York State license provides ArcGIS access to all K-12 students
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Nearly one-third of all K–12 students in the United States now attend schools with an Esri site license. More

Farming by GPS saves money, environment

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As spring planting goes into high gear in the United States, farmers are going high-tech in order to use less fertilizer, save money and protect the environment. Satellite-based GPS navigation systems are becoming standard on modern farm equipment, helping farmers get the most from their fields. More

Esri releases free business analyst online mobile app for Android smartphones
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App provides retail and real estate professionals with instant access to important demographic and market data. More

Background clutter
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With 18GB of RAM memory and a quad core CPU, I rarely need to worry about what programs are running in the background of my desktop computer. My thin and light laptop is a bit more limited (4 GB RAM, dual core CPU). But my netbook only has 1GB RAM and the modest Atom processor. Having a bunch of relatively useless stuff running in the background can make a real difference in how it performs (actually how all my computers perform). More

Survey Summit 2012

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Organizers of the Summit have a package for state surveying societies with many valuable perks included. More

GeoEye proposes to purchase DigitalGlobe
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The mergers and acquisitions within the geospatial technology space are white hot right now, with news Friday that GeoEye approached DigitalGlobe in order to acquire and combine companies. That news was further clarified on Monday with a DigitalGlobe rebuttal of the offer and news that they, too, had an offer on the table. More

After 15 years, GIS continues to flourish at Stanford
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Founded in 1891, Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford, is recognized today as one of the world's leading research universities. It's home to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and served as one of the four original nodes that composed the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, predecessor of the Internet. More

Mapping made crystal clear
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Practical user needs continue to dictate a demand for printed maps across all sectors of business and government. The primary limitation of a digital display, especially in a mobile environment, is that screens are small and scale is difficult to appreciate. In addition, not all users have appropriate hardware and software to view a digital map, and many activities take place where a digital map cannot be delivered. There is however, another contributing factor. More

2 new Galileo satellites to rise in September
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The European Commission announced a Sept. 28 launch date for the next pair of Galileo satellites. These will launch together on a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana, joining the two Galileo in-orbit validation satellites already in space. The new launch will take place within a year of the flight of the first two Galileo IOV satellites, which reached orbit on Oct. 21, 2011. More

Former NGA employee admits stealing data
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A former employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency pleaded guilty to a federal charge and admitted stealing a spreadsheet containing sensitive government and business data and providing it to his new private-sector employer. Jefferey S. Goebel, 57, of Lake Saint Louis, Mo., pleaded guilty to illegally removing records from a government office. More

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