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Ghanian firms bullish about GIS business in ... - Geospatial World

Publish Date: 29 June 2012. Ghana: Banking firms are embracing GIS technology worldwide to enhance their general banking operations. So it has become a critical tool for banks. It helps addresses banks' longstanding challenge with poor ...
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GeoEye receives cost-share payment for GeoEye 2 - Geospatial World

Publish Date: 29 June 2012. Herndon, US: GeoEye, Inc. received USD 111 million cost-share payment from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). In early June, the company successfully passed a major milestone in their ...
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Nigerian Vice President advocates geographical ... - Geospatial World

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Publish Date: 29 June 2012. Ilorin, Nigeria: Arc. Muhammad Namadi Sambo, Vice President (VP), Nigeria, stated that the Federal Government of Nigeria would do everything possible to map its geographical landscape to address disaster ...
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Geo Maritime-Geospatial Information in the Maritime Domain: HMS ...

Geo Maritime-Geospatial Information in the Maritime Domain. Geo-Maritime News is the European blog discussing and offering commentary on relevant issues impacting the maritime community. The concerns of government, ...
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Three local partners creating geospatial technology center - Central Penn Business Journal

Three local partners creating geospatial technology center - Central Penn Business Journal | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
Three local partners creating geospatial technology centerCentral Penn Business JournalThree organizations have announced a partnership to create the Central Pennsylvania Geospatial Technology Center, and they want local businesses to be aware of...
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LightSquared Backer Falcone Charged By SEC With Securities Fraud | Eric Colburn, PLS

LightSquared Backer Falcone Charged By SEC With Securities Fraud | Eric Colburn, PLS | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
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Maps for Office (Beta) | My Geo Spatial

With Esri Maps for Office, you can easily create a geospatial view of your organization's data by creating an interactive map that includes data from Excel and ArcGIS services—all without leaving the Excel environment.
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Qatar Petroleum honoured with Geospatial World Excellence Award ...

Qatar Petroleum honoured with Geospatial World Excellence Award ... | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
Qatar Petroleum (QP) recently won the Geospatial World Excellence Award 2012 in recognition of its implementation of a geographic information system (GIS) project at the QP Refinery in Mesaieed Industrial City.
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Log Your Point – Land Surveyors United

Log your Point for Survey Earth in a Day

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SAM, Inc. Founder and President Honored for Entrepreneurial Success - Amerisurv

SAM, Inc. Founder and President Honored for Entrepreneurial Success - Amerisurv | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
SAM, Inc. Founder and President Honored for Entrepreneurial SuccessAmerisurvAustin, TX - June 12, 2012 -- Surveying And Mapping, Inc.
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Survey Earth in a Day - Land Surveyors United

Survey Earth in a Day - Land Surveyors United | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
Survey Earth in a Day is a social surveying education experiment, to recalculate the earth's surface.
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Nevada Statewide Utility for Geospatial Measurement « holmansnv ... | Land Surveyors

Nevada Statewide Utility for Geospatial Measurement « holmansnv ... | Land Surveyors | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS RTK). Nevada SpiderNet – Statewide grid of strategically placed and monitored GPS (CORS) base station receivers. An “always on,” permanent GPS base station network, facilitating ...
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European Commission opens tender for GIO ... - Geospatial World

Publish Date: 29 June 2012. Belgium: The European Commission (EC) opened tenders for a framework contract on GMES Initial Operations: Emergency Mapping Validation Service (GIO-EMS). The Global Monitoring for Environment and ...
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Colombia implements project on floods and ... - Geospatial World

Publish Date: 29 June 2012. Colombia: The Colombian Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) and the Regional Corporation of the state of Antioquia (CORANTIOQUIA) signed an agreement to develop the project “Estimation and ...
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BAE Systems' GPS rival Navsop uses radio signals to get your ...

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UK defence firm BAE Systems has come up with a positioning system that it says "could make GPS obsolete"...
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What's the answer to better geospatial intelligence? - Defense Systems

What's the answer to better geospatial intelligence? - Defense Systems | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
SatNews PublishersWhat's the answer to better geospatial intelligence?
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GAO: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Technology ...

Attached below is a report from GAO on the subject of “Military Base Realignments and Closures: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Technology Center Construction Project.” According to GAO, the ...
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MundoGEO | SIG, GNSS, GPS, Galileo, Imágenes Satelitales y Cartografía

MundoGEO | SIG, GNSS, GPS, Galileo, Imágenes Satelitales y Cartografía | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
La nueva revista MundoGEO 67 es una evolución de la revista InfoGEO, que ahora tendrá periodicidad bimensual y estará dirigida a todo el mercado latinoamericano de geoinformación.
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Expert proffers solution to terrorism - Nigerian Tribune

Expert proffers solution to terrorismNigerian TribuneFormer Director of International and Inter-State Boundaries at the office of the surveyor-general of the federation, Mr Joshua Joseph Sambo, informed that “What ...
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Holland Hit by a Wave of Geospatial Conferences - DirectionsMag.com (press release)

Holland Hit by a Wave of Geospatial Conferences - DirectionsMag.com (press release) | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it
Holland Hit by a Wave of Geospatial ConferencesDirectionsMag.com (press release)The center of the geospatial technology conferences in Europe seems to be gravitating toward Holland. Jan Willem van Eck provides a synopsis of recent events ...
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Promise and Concern: The Future of Social Media and Real-Time Awareness

On Feb. 3, 2012, the U.S. State Department hosted its eighth conference in the Tech@State series. The two-day symposium focused on how social media and other internet-enabled data streams are used to create real-time awareness in different contexts, with sessions looking at analyzing large amounts of data, enhancing the understanding of consumer behavior, and live-mapping crisis situations.

 

One particularly interesting panel focused on the future of social media and real-time awareness, not only for individuals, but for a society that is still learning to deal with developments in social media, communication technologies and crowdsourced information. The speakers discussed how this pervasive technology could aid in real-time awareness, but also raised legitimate concerns about impacts on security and privacy.

 

Panelist Lou Martinage, with business intelligence firm MicroStrategy, offered the perspective of the private sector, focusing on how social media can be mined for real-time information on consumer preferences and behavior. Martinage described how MicroStrategy works with its clients to dig into the vast amounts of data available in the digital communication sphere, aggregate and analyze the information, and derive insights that can help the companies better address their customers’ needs.

 

For the past few years, MicroStrategy has been honing in on the potential of Facebook and the valuable consumer data that can be accessed through the platform. For Martinage, the primary use of Facebook is in the field of sentiment monitoring. In other words, Facebook is a spectacular tool for obtaining information on how consumers feel about a company’s product, allowing businesses to personalize marketing and commerce through promotions and offers.

 

Martinage says the culmination of this effort can be seen in a MicroStrategy application called Wisdom, which allows companies to analyze massive amounts of data to identify trends, gauge consumer confidence, and answer questions about market perception of a product or brand.

 

Others looked at the potential “dark side” of social media. Rand Waltzman, with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, pointed out that “as more life takes place in the network public sphere, the more good and bad things will happen,” highlighting privacy and national security concerns in particular. One of his main fears is the ease with which individuals can disseminate false or harmful information through the very same technologies that aid in real-time awareness and disaster relief.

 

For example, Waltzman cited Operation Valhalla in Iraq, where American troops succeeded in rescuing a hostage and confiscating weapons from a terrorist group, killing 16 members of the group in the process. However, before the troops had returned to their base, other members of the terrorist organization swooped in and rearranged the bodies onto prayer mats, took a picture using a mobile phone, and uploaded it to the social media space — making it look like Americans had killed unarmed civilians in the middle of prayer.

 

Waltzman’s concern lies in the fact that the information can reach a large number of people before the damage can actually be addressed and the false information refuted. The speed at which the internet moves is light years ahead of our capacities to monitor the information available.

 

Unfortunately, Waltzman added, social media and the internet is an environment filled with contradiction: One can attempt to protect their own privacy, but has a very limited ability to control what others may say about them. In the end, Waltzman said, the positive aspects of social media can easily be perverted, and we need to tackle the policies that are preventing us from better addressing these issues.

 

While Waltzman’s comments deserve serious consideration, the panel did end on a hopeful note, with the words of Patrick Meier, of the Ushahidi Project. Ushahidi is a platform that allows for the crowdsourcing of information through Twitter, SMS text messages, and other internet sources onto a live map that allows for real-time crisis-mapping. The success of Ushahidi in crises situations, such as the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the Arab Spring uprisings, has brought the social media and emergency management community’s attention to its potential. The project is a prime example of crowdsourcing working to increase situational awareness in crisis situations.

 

Meier brought the audience’s attention to the needs of volunteers in crisis situations. Ushahidi currently does much manual crowdsourcing in real time, but developments in machine learning and natural language processing are allowing algorithms to do more work separating valuable information from useless information in the stream of text messages and tweets. Meier’s outlook is very positive, and he has given great thought to issues arising from credibility of information.

 

Overall, the mood at the conference was one of endless possibilities. Nonetheless, Waltzman raised valid concerns regarding privacy and security in the growing, interconnected network that is the internet. And while Meier and Martinage point out the immense potential for real-time awareness, we must not forget that there are very legitimate concerns that need to be addressed before these technologies can truly permeate every level of our society.

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Surveyor Submitted Photos - Land Surveyors United

Surveyor Submitted Photos - Land Surveyors United | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it

All Surveying Photos from around the globe, submitted by professional land surveyors | Land Surveyors Global Community with Surveyor Resources and Support for Land Surveys and Surveying education,surveying Jobs, tools and forums..


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http://www.king5.com/news/business/Boeing-unveils-3D-imaging-technology-152346885.html

http://www.king5.com/news/business/Boeing-unveils-3D-imaging-technology-152346885.html | Geospatial Industry | Scoop.it

Boeing using 3D imaging to build planes.

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Road Built without Plans - CentralAmericaData :: The Regional Business Portal

In Costa Rica $40 million was spent building a 160km road without surveying, design of ditches, drains or crossings over rivers.
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