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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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Very excited to see this course given at IIT Bombay. We need more courses on geospatial technology for engineers and architects. Title : GIS for Civil Engineers - A Short Term Course at IIT Bombay, India When : 01 Dec... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Between the Poles
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I was lucky enough to attend the High Performance Geoprocessing Symposium in Ottawa. It is amazing how far some very exciting geospatial projects focused on "big spatial data" under the LocationTech umbrella have come in the last few years. If... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Between the Poles
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Today 12 November, a lander called Philae from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft made the first-ever landing on a comet, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. This image of the comet 3 km away was taken by Philae before it landed. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Between the Poles
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The UK Government's goal for construction industry is to reduce the CAPEX for public construction (design and build) projects. To reach its goal for the construction industry the UK Government has undertaken several initiatives, one of which is a commitment... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Between the Poles
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At the BIM Worldwide: Solutions for Canada conference in Toronto, Patrick MacLeamy, Chairman of buildingSMART and CEO of HOK delivered the keynote. His message was very simple. In the U.S. buildings are too expensive, are too inefficient to operate and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Between the Poles
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Nanosatellites for Earth observation are very small, low cost satellites typically weighing kilograms and with volumes of a few liters. NASA has a program called the CubeSat Launch initiative (CSLI) which provides opportunities for nanosatellites to fly inexpensively as auxiliary... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Between the Poles
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28 Dove Cubesat satellites each weighing about 5 kilograms of Planet Labs' Flock 1 constellation began deploying in early February of this year from the ISS. Planet Labs, San Francisco, California provides medium-resolution (3- to 5-meter) “whole Earth” imaging with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Between the Poles
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At the ISO/TC 59 Plenary Week in Toronto this week, a day long collaboration session was organized by ISO/TC 59, buildingSMART, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This is a major milestone for the development of standards as a foundation... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Between the Poles
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The New York Public Utility Commission is moving the New York state utility industry toward a radical refinition of utilities as we have known them over the past hundred years since Tesla and Edison created the electric power industry. In... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Between the Poles
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At Oracle Open World in San Francisco 2014, September 28–October 2 the Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG held a Meetup. By way of background Oracle Spatial and Graph support geospatial data and analytics for land management and GIS, mobile location... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Between the Poles
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Demand response programs involve paying power consumers not to use power at certain times. Reducing peak load can save consumers money by avoiding the use of or even construction of "peakers", generation facilities that are very expensive to run and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Between the Poles
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Late breaking: The engine burn was successful and ISRO reports that the Mars Orbiter spacecraft is now in orbit about Mars. Wednesday Sep 24 India's Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission probe is scheduled to fire its main engine and small... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Between the Poles
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Geospatial information comes from many different sources and is managed by many different providers from mapping agencies to commercial data providers to volunteered geographic information. To optimize usage of this data there is a need to easily discover and share... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Between the Poles
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Over the past decade,distributed generation, especially solar photovoltaic (PV), consumer demand response programs, and other flexible distributed resources of electric power has grown dramatically. Until now, with a few exceptions such as Germany and Hawaii, distributed intermittent resources have represented... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Between the Poles
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The objective of the remarkable four year Stonehenge project was to create a detailed archaeological map of Stonehenge and its surroundings based on a synthesis of remote sensing and subterrainean geophysical data. The result is a digital model of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Between the Poles
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that by 2035 the world's energy demand will incre ase by a third, driven primarily by emerging economies, China, India and the Middle East. According to the most likely scenario, China is the primary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Between the Poles
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Digital Globe’s WorldView-3 Earth observation satellite was launched August 13, the first commercial Atlas mission to fly out of Vandenberg. WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, one-foot-resolution commercial satellite. It is intended to operate at an altitude of 617 km... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Between the Poles
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Globally, smart grid technology has emerged to help utilities deal with challenges such as increased reliability, the need to reduce non-technical losses, distributed renewable generation, and electric vehicles, but for small to medium utilities, access to IT resources limits their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Between the Poles
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The South Asia developing members (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have a population of 1.43 billion people. One-third of the inhabitants of the region live in poverty. In a recent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Between the Poles
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According to Gigaom in 2012 a Florida-based patent troll sued both Apple and Google because they included a view of street level images next to or inserted in a map in their products. The troll had filed patents on this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Between the Poles
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An Urban Planning Domain Working Group (DWG) has been chartered to define the role for Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards within the urban planning discipline. The DWG offers an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Between the Poles
Several of the heavily populated countries in the Asia Pacific region, including Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia, are experiencing high rates of rural electrification. Meeting the increased demand for power across the region will require innovative approaches, especially for regions remote... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Between the Poles
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The total wind capacity in the U.S. at the end of 2013 was 61 GW which provided about 4.5 % of total U.S. demand. A large portion of all wind turbines installed in the United States generate power for on-site... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Between the Poles
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United Launch Alliance (ULA) conducted a Atlas V launch today at 11:30 am PDT, orbiting DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 Earth observation satellite. The launch was the first commercial Atlas mission to fly out of Vandenberg. WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, one-foot-resolution... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Between the Poles
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According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) the Fukushima Daiichi accident led to a 10% decline in nuclear electricity production from 2010 to 2012. Permanent shutdown of eight reactors in Germany Temporary shutdown of 50 of Japan’s operable reactors -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Between the Poles