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Archive for March 8th, 2010

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Monday, March 8th, 2010

Forest Fire Detection March 1, 2010,

David Fletcher, CTO, Utah Andy Opsahl, March 1, 2010 Government Technology

Cellphones Let Shoppers Point, Click and Purchase Stephanie Rosenbloom, February 26, 2010, The New York Times (registration required)

Video: Bloom Energy unveils the Bloom Energy Server CNET

Olympics notebook: Mapping the Vancouver Games by Ina Fried, CNET

Satellite Images and GIS Aid in Disease Mapping and Surveillance Satellite Imaging Corporation

Indiana Launches Innovative Site Selection Website March 1, 2010, PRWeb

Appointments to National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Today Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) division Senior Vice President Jack Pellicci was appointed to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior.

On February 8, 2010, The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA)  announced in a press release that three key GITA leaders have been appointed to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar appointed a total of 14 individuals to serve as members of the NGAC on Thursday, Feb. 4. The NGAC provides advice and recommendations on federal geospatial policy and management issues as well as a forum to convey views representative of partners in the geospatial community. The members of the NGAC report to the chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), which is the Federal interagency executive group responsible for providing leadership and direction in federal geospatial programs. The FGDC is chaired by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary’s designee.

The appointed individuals include GITA’s 2010 President, Cindi Salas, Director, Land & Field Services, CenterPoint Energy; 2010 President-elect Dr. Robert F. Austin, Enterprise Application Integration Manager, City of Tampa; and Research Committee Chair and Past President David DiSera, Vice President & CTO, EMA, Inc. Past GITA Board and Executive Committee Member Xavier Lopez, Director, Location Based Services, Oracle Corporation, was also appointed.”

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