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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In this podcast, GE Energy’s Paul Wilson discusses some of the challenges of implementing a nationwide smart grid system. "With Smart Grid, utilities are facing this massive amounts of data, orders of magnitude worth of data, that they have not had to deal with before, said Wilson." But it any company is up to the challenge, GE certainly should be. As the company likes to say, they offer equipment from "turbines to toasters." Mr. Wilson also discusses where geospatial technology can truly impact data management and process improvements for power companies.

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by Joe Francica on 04/27 at 11:06 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

That means GITA is now “official membership in the GIS Certification Institute.” It joins The Association of American Geographers (AAG), The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), The University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) and The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), the existing member organizations.

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 04/27 at 08:49 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

What is CiviGuard?

The CiviGuard Platform allows emergency response personnel to visualize their region, select sub-regions and send out location-specific messages to users. Civilians receive smartphone updates on evacuation routes and points-of-interests based on their location. Collaborating agencies can also share their information via a real-time data feed.


At the back-end, we’ve created CiviCommand for incident command personnel, which leverages Google, Bing, Yahoo and OpenStreet Maps [sic] (depending on what is available and appropriate) to model and execute scenarios in near real-time. The system is touch-screen based to allow users a more intuitive experience – ideal in times of crisis. Additionally, scenario execution can be completed in 6 steps: users classify a scenario as being either an evacuation or isolation case, delineate the crisis zone where the situation is unfolding, outline the notification zone which needs to be alerted of the situation, identify exit points and route plans based on the situation and compose 140 character messages to be sent to the crisis and notification zones. Once complete, the operator merely presses the “activate” button to initialize the scenario. We also designed the system so that scenarios can be suspended or halted as events evolve and multiple scenarios can run in parallel.

- Singularity Hub

by Adena Schutzberg on 04/27 at 07:46 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Another interview, this one titled, “‘Delhi’s adopted GIS the best’”

- DNA India

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by Adena Schutzberg on 04/27 at 07:21 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Cutting to the chase, after I note that this is the first issue of BusinessWeek that’s retitled Bloomberg BusinessWeek after the acquisition:

1. Boulder, CO
2. Boca Raton, FL
3. Santa Monica, CA
4. Bend, OR
5. Irvine, CA
6. Cambridge, MA
7. Bellevue, WA
8. Franklin, TN
9. San Francisco, CA
10. Rockville, MD

ZoomProspector Blog via Press Release (look, mix of new media, via “old”!)

by Adena Schutzberg on 04/27 at 07:01 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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