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Testing the cloud
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Cloud computing has passed the stage of hype and become reality. More and more enterprises are replacing local IT management with remote hosting of IT services, and so get out of the increasingly complex business of managing and operating IT networks and services. More

Pennsylvania: A smart state
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For decades, government agencies, emergency personnel and other consumers of geospatial data have relied primarily on paper USGS maps at 1:24,000 scale. In 2001, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania set out to modernize its geospatial data system by launching the PAMAP program. More

Brazil's surveying growth
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From meeting the requirements of a recent geo-referencing law to planning for the upcoming Olympic Games, business is brisk in Brazil, and the demand for surveyors is rising. Marcos Guandalini, a surveyor and sales director of Alezi Teodolini, talks about trends in his country. More

Educational portal for spatial planning
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Planning and mainly spatial planning deals with the spatial dimension of development. It is concerned not only with architecture but also with the place where people live and work. Spatial planning is one of the major challenges facing Europe. In the future, it won't be possible to solve planning problems of regional development without access to spatial knowledge. More

Would the lack of federal government mapping be a good thing?
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Trading off the recent highly charged political theme of a potential federal government shutdown in the United States, it's worth discussing the implications of a lack of federal mapping. Elimination of federal mapmaking is really out of the question as the federal government needs to map for so many policy and security reasons, yet there has been a steady reduction of the role of federal mapmaking for decades. More

EPIC happening — Europe's PNT industry council
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The challenges facing the performance, navigation and timing community, which relies on GNSS among other things, are getting more numerous and complex, and Europe is the only major territory without a unified industry nexus where such challenges can be engaged. However, this is about to change. More

ACSM Radio Hour, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. EDT
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Don't miss this follow up to the May 16, 2001 show which featured surveyor/adventurer Denny DeMeyer discussing a then-upcoming canoe trip retracing a route taken in 1811 by surveyor David Thompson from Invermere, British Columbia to Astoria, Oregon. Denny is back, along with fellow North American Land Surveyors Canoe Team member Robert Allen, to let us know how the trip turned out. Find out if all went as planned. More

California turns to China for new Bay Bridge
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California is spending more than $7 billion building what it says will be an architectural marvel: the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. But the state saved a lot of money sending some of the construction work overseas. The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will have a distinctive design to rival its more famous cousin, the Golden Gate Bridge. More

Noticing a dirty past
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Accutherm, Inc., manufactured thermometers containing mercury in Franklinville, N.J., until 1994. When it notified the state's Department of Environmental Protection of its ceased operations, NJDEP issued cleanup orders to Accutherm, and when Accutherm didn't comply, the site was referred to the federal Environmental Protection Agency for an assessment. More

Esri receives Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award
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On Sept. 24, conservationist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, United Nations Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, presented Jack Dangermond, president of Esri, the Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Conservation Science during the Institute's program, A Conversation with Jane Goodall, in Hollywood, Calif. More

Government entities announce partnership on Rio+20
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Using World Green Building Week 2011 as a platform, the U.S. Green Building Council, the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development announced a new initiative to highlight the important role of buildings and cities in the green economy. More

Merrick & Ulteig announce strategic partnership
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Merrick & Company, a $125 million engineering, surveying, and geospatial services firm, and Ulteig Engineers, a North Dakota-based, $47 million engineering, surveying and consulting firm, announce a strategic alliance between the two firms to provide engineering services to oil and gas companies involved in projects in the Williston Basin. More

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