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GIS Government News Weekly: Garbage, OKC Pavement, More Green for LA

Tracking Garbage Trucks to Clean up Cambodia It's time to better manage Phnom Penh’s mounting piles of garbage.  The pilot project, which will run for six months, will be limited to Daun Penh district [Phnom Penh, Cambodia]. Initially, it will monitor 14 aging garbage trucks using GPS and...

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Exemplar City: A Model for Geospatial, Energy and Cyber Security

Exemplar City is a model that municipal governments can follow when faced with a wide variety of challenges such as responding to a local emergency or crisis, mitigating economic impacts, dealing with workforce skill or capacity issues, or facing overwhelming infrastructure demands....Read more

Google Buys Solar-powered Drone Maker Titan Aerospace, the One Facebook was Said to be Exploring

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has enterred an agreement to acquire Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico based manufacturer of solar powered drones. The solar power means the birds can be in the air for years rather than minutes. And, that works well for...Read more

Huntsville Holds First Map-a-Thon

On April 5 and 6, Huntsville, Alabama hosted its first Map-a-thon. The idea began with discussions between Chad Emerson, the executive director of Downtown Huntsville, Inc. and Matt Fowler, CEO of Solid Earth, a real estate software solution company. The idea...Read more

Open Geospatial Consortium’s Vision for Future

At the celebration of the Open Geospatial Consortium's 20th anniversary banquet, numerous remembrances were delivered on behalf of founders and benefactors such as David Schell and many others. However, it was Dr. Chris Tucker, founder of MapStory and current OGC board member, and...Read more

InSphere - New Computing Platform from Trimble Offers Access to Apps for Field Service Management

InSphere is a new hosted service from Trimble that provides access toapps for managing data, project information and field equipment, as well as support for other field management services. Alain Samaha, business area director of software for Trimble’s Geospatial Division, provides...Read more

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