June 28, 2004
Interactive Decision Support for Communities
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor


by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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- Water quality management




Around the Web....


Record Breaking Ice Core May Hold Key to Climate Variation, Scientific American, June 10, 2004--Scientists have successfully drilled through an Antarctic ice sheet to extract the longest ice core ever recovered, according to a report published in the journal Nature.


Simulation Software vs. The Terrorists, Business Week Online, May 25, 2004 - Homeland Security Special Report -- Software simulating the aftermaths of terrorist attacks could grow from less than a $100 million market today to $10 billion a year, estimates Charles Foundyller, CEO of Daratech, a Cambridge (Mass.) consultancy. To reach that size, though, the government must first require owners of high-rise buildings and other structures to create electronic schematics of their buildings. These digital floor plans could then be used for more detailed and elaborate training drills.


Communicating Through A Crisis, Business Week Online, May 25, 2004 - Homeland Security Special Report - The Homeland Security Dept. budgeted $500 million in 2004 just for assessing infrastructure, including telecommunications systems' vulnerabilities and how to remedy them. All told, the department has allocated $8 billion to make sure the different communications networks used by various agencies can work in harmony.




Upcoming Events...



Date: June 28 - 29, 2004

Place: Chicago, IL USA

Discover how GIS technology provides a cost-effective solution for understanding, serving, and growing your customer base by helping you better organize and visualize existing data.



July 12 - 23, 2004

Istanbul, Turkey

"GeoImagery Bridging Continents" is the theme of this conference. The use of ?GEO-IMAGERY? will play an important role in our future professional activities. New technological developments, particularly in computers have significantly influenced the theory and practice of photogrammetry, remote sensing and SIS.



Date: July 25 - 29, 2004

Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

GML Days 2004 is the third annual conference on the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) and Web Services for GIS.
"GeoImagery Bridging Continents" is the theme of this conference. The use of ?GEO-IMAGERY? will play an important role in our future professional activities. New technological developments, particularly in computers have significantly influenced the theory and practice of photogrammetry, remote sensing and SIS.



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