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Privacy Issues Raise Concerns for Remote Sensing

By Kevin Pomfret and Mike Tully
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As unmanned aerial systems (UAS) become more prevalent in the skies, the United States is engaged in spirited conversation about their impact on the constitutional guarantees of privacy and free speech. Over the next 10 years, tens of thousands of these vehicles could be safely darting in our national airspace, providing a wealth of valuable services to homeowners, ranchers, farmers, journalists and businesses. Many of these vehicles will be equipped with remote sensing technology enabling the identification of individuals. This technological leap forward brings with it challenges to our concept of “privacy” and “free speech” our society has not yet faced.
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MAPPS Commends Reintroduction of "Map It Once, Use It Many Times" Act

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MAPPS commended Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) for reintroducing H.R. 1604, the "Map It Once, Use It Many Times" Act on April 17.


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2009 Geospatial Technology Report Now Available

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This 144-page report contains detailed information on the complexity, direction, and completeness of GIS projects being implemented at 515 organizations-a 9% increase in participation from the 2008 edition.
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2008 Geospatial Technology Report Is Available

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The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced the publication of the 2008 Geospatial Technology Report. This 149-page report contains detailed information on the complexity, direction, and completeness of geographic information system (GIS) projects being implemented at 467 organizations-a 21% increase in participation from the 2006-2007 edition.

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GITA Announced $49 Discount for Geospatial Technology Report

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This year’s edition  represents a 58% increase in organizations participating in the report since 2005. The $49 discount will only be available on-site at GITA’s Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference slated for March 9-12, 2008, in Seattle, Wash.
 

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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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POB September 2014

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In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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