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Geoff
Ottawa, Canada
Geoff Zeiss has more than 20 years experience in the geospatial software industry and 15 years experience developing enterprise geospatial solutions for the utilities, communications, and public works industries.
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Dr Anne Kemp, Director and Fellow, Atkins, Vice-Chair of BuildingSmart, UK, Chair of ICE BIM Action Group, and Chair of BIM4Infrastructure UK, has published very thought-provoking insights into how the convergence of BIM and geospatial can contribute to the better... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Between the Poles
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In general the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for commercial purposes is illegal in the U.S. But in the last few months the Federal Aviation Administration has issued grants of exemption to six companies for commercial UAVs for general... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Between the Poles
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One of the highlights of this this year's RICS BIM Conference in London was the keynote presentation Delivery of Level 2 BIM by Terry Stocks, Deputy Head of Estates Department, Ministry of Justice and Delivery Director for Level 2 BIM,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Between the Poles
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Geospatial World has just published the results of a survey of 650 of its readers conducted between November 2014 and January 2015 targeted on their geospatial technology and data usage. Geospatial softwarion One of the questions asked in the survey... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Between the Poles
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Geospatial World has just published the results of a survey of 650 of its readers conducted between November 2014 and January 2015 targeted on their geospatial technology usage. Geospatial technologies The geospatial technologies respondents were asked to report on their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Between the Poles
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According to the IEA's Energy Technology Perspectives 2014, global growth in electricity demand exceeds all other final energy carriers. Since the 1970s, electricity's share of total energy demand has grown from 9% to over 17%. It is expected to increase... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Between the Poles
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At last year's Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) BIM National Conference 2014, RICS sponsored a BIM Vendor Showcase in which a BIM model derived from s canning the RICS headquarters building in Parliament Sq in London was provided to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Between the Poles
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At DistribuTECH 2015, Duke Energy held a session about their Phase 2 project (COW II) of the Coalition of the Willing initiative. Stuart Laval, Smart Grid Technology Manager at Duke, presented an overview of the COW II project. At most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Between the Poles
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At DistribuTECH 2015, if there was one technology that seemed to be ubiquitous and on almost every utility's radar, it is microgrids. For example, Duke Energy is seriously considering offering microgrids as a service and Siemens announced that its advanced... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Between the Poles
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At DistribuTECH 2015, Lockheed Martin and Dominion Resources, Inc. announced a new smart grid location-aware technology, which they co-developed. VirtuGrid enables data, including voltage, power, energy readings, GPS location, phase and circuit connectivity, to be sent from the remote location... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Between the Poles
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In April 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not have the authority to impose net neutrality regulations on Internet providers. The decision was made in the context of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Between the Poles
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At DistribuTECH 2015, Raiford Smith of CPS Energy and Jason P. Handley of Duke Energy, presented their perspectives on the smart grid; what is motivating it in terms of business and technology drivers, a roadmap for implementing it at their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Between the Poles
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At DistribuTECH 2015 the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has announced the launch of the OpenFMB Project, a special SGIP working group designed to leverage existing standards and structured processes to create a new paradigm for true interoperability and peer-to-peer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Between the Poles
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The smart grid requires exchanging data between different devices from many manufacturers in the field. Traditional utility technologies are very often vendor silos utilizing proprietary hardware, telecommunications and software platforms that communicate to a centralized hub. Last year at Distributech... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Between the Poles
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Methane is one of the more potent greenhouse gases for global warming. In June, 2013, President Obama issued a Climate Action Plan to cut the pollution contributing to climate change. An important part of the strategy involves cutting domestic greenhouse... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Between the Poles
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In the last few years I have come across a number of UAVs at the various conferences I have attended. They range from hexacopters to fixed wing aircraft but are limited typically to flight times of 40-50 minutes maximum because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Between the Poles
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There are several initiatives underway to develop multi-disciplinary interoperability standards for the convergence of BIM, 3D and geospatial. The first BIM standard based on a common conceptual model shared between the BIM and geospatial worlds has just been released for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Between the Poles
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InfraGML is the proposed Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Geographic Markup Language (GML) application schema supporting land development and civil engineering infrastructure facilities. The OGC has just released the OGC LandInfra Conceptual Model, the first draft of the InfraGML conceptual model... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Between the Poles
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For the first time in a hundred years, the electric power utility industry is undergoing a momentous change. Distributed renewable power generation, especially solar photovoltaics (PV), is introducing competition into an industry that has been managed as regulated monopolies. Consumers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Between the Poles
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In 2012 the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) was founded to bring together the various stakeholder groups (owner/operators, architects, engineers, contractors, surveyors, brokers, and others) to promote and facilitate building documentation as a distinct industry; establishing standards, guidelines and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Between the Poles
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In general the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for commercial purposes is illegal in the U.S. But in the last few months the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issues grants of exemption to six companies for commercial UAVs for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Between the Poles
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The second FOSS4G-Europe Conference will be held at Politecnico di Milano in Como, Italy, from July 15th to 17th, 2015. A day of workshops will precede the conference on 14th July, and a code sprint will close the event on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Between the Poles
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At the SPAR International Conference in April 2014, Kirk Knorr from Burns & McDonnell and Gregory Lawes of point3D gave a presentation about their experience using a handheld scanner from DotProduct LLC , a relatively new startup. This is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Between the Poles
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The social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Between the Poles
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For the first time in a hundred years, the electric power utility industry is undergoing a momentous change. Distributed renewable power generation, especially solar photovoltaics (PV), is introducing competition into an industry that has been managed as regulated monopolies. Consumers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Between the Poles