FME 2007 Focuses on European Community
The book by Mike Kataoka, an ESRI Press editor and former journalist, describes in nontechnical language how GIS works as a core technology for gathering and analyzing intelligence; protecting critical infrastructure; responding to forest fires, hurricanes, and other catastrophes; and planning for bioterrorism or disease outbreaks.
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Peace of Mind When They Ask to Borrow the Car by Elizabeth Olson, November 3, 2007, The New York Times (registration required) -Some parents are adopting new technology to monitor their fledgling drivers.
Crashes and Traffic Jams in Military Test of Robotic Vehicles, by John Markoff, November 5, 2007, The New York Times (registration required) --A Pentagon-sponsored robot race at a former Air Force base here on Saturday revealed that computer-controlled vehicles, at least to date, have failings that are all too human.
Houston Area GDC GIS Day 2007 Showcases GIS Use and Promotes Geography Week
Date: November 15 - 16, 2007
Place: University of Houston Central Campus, MD Anderson Library, Houston, USA
Don't miss this year's Houston Area's GDC GIS Day 2007 Nov. 15-16, 2007 hosted at the University of Houston - Central Campus, MD Anderson Library.
Autodesk University Annual User Conference and Exhibition
Date: November 27 - 30, 2007
Place: The Venetian Resort Hotel Las Vegas, USA
The 15th annual Autodesk University (AU) at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas is not until November, but if you'd like to teach a class, please submit your ideas by April 30th. Take a moment to submit your proposal at the AU 2007 website. After providing some personal information about your expertise on a secure server, you'll be able to submit one or more proposals for classes.
Second Annual International Airport GIS Conference
Date: November 28 - 30, 2007
Place: Kempinski Hotel Budapest, Hungary
By attending this unique conference, you will learn from European, U.S. and other international airports how and why GIS is being used at large and small airports, as well as the ways in which GIS has made airports safer and more efficient. The primary focus of the conference is to exchange new ideas, success stories and lessons learned on how GIS and related technologies are applied at airports. The conference will include presentations on how airports have used GIS to support security, operations, planning, design, construction, maintenance and much more. New geospatial technologies and approaches for applying these technologies will also be showcased. Additionally, strategies for managing and funding a GIS program will be discussed. The conference will also have an Exhibit Area showcasing the latest GIS-related products and services.
Date: December 3 - 5, 2007
Place: Montreal, Canada
The sixth edition's program will mainly focus on products and solutions from business intelligence and geospatial industry leaders: PB MapInfo and Oracle. Geospatial Data from global providers will also be part of the agenda. This event offers a unique chance to acquire expertise, discover new technologies and learn more about geospatial and business intelligence. No matter their industry segments, decision makers and C-level executives, integrators and IT managers, users and GIS experts benefit from this occasion to discuss a subject that matters to them: business intelligence and geospatial. On the agenda: kick-off reception, conferences, breakfast and luncheon meetings, hands-on lab, exhibit hall and dinner.
3rd International conference “Earth from Space - the Most Effective Solutions
Date: December 4 - 6, 2007
Place: R&D Center Scanex Moscow, Russia
The conference is attended by around 300 participants from different countries, representatives of the world leading remote sensing programs, data processing software developers and receiving stations producers, as well as members from different organizations and leading specialist that use remotely sensed data for decision making to resolve a variety of practical tasks: from management of territories and big industrial facilities to real-time monitoring.
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