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  • Effective Communication Since the beginning of the utility business, power systems have provided customers with light and power. These systems are built and designed to be safe, reliable and reasonably priced. But, like most things, they also need to evolve with the times. That presents considerable challenges for the industry. For example, how does the industry ensure ...
  • A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live In 1854, an English doctor named John Snow pinpointed an outbreak of cholera in London to a single contaminated water pump. A pioneer of modern epidemiology, Snow used information about where the sick people lived to deduce that they were drinking tainted water from that source. Around the Nation The Epidemiology Of Gun Violence: Race, Region And Policy And ...
  • The Cartographer Transforming Map Design PITTSBURGH—Cindy Brewer seemed to attract a small crowd everywhere she went at a recent cartography conference here. If she sat, students and colleagues milled around, waiting for a chance to talk to her. If she walked, a gaggle of people followed. Brewer, who chairs the geography program at Penn State, is a popular figure in part ...
  • 5 Ways to Use Lidar More Efficiently 1 Have Lidar in LAS Format Having lidar in LAS format may be obvious to the initiated but not to those new to using lidar data. LAS, short for LASer, is the industry standard format for lidar. The specification is maintained and published by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). It was intended ...
  • Heading off disaster, one tweet at a time Denver, Colorado (CNN) — ­When word came of a huge explosion in San Bruno, California, FEMA chief Craig Fugate grabbed his cell phone and logged on to Twitter. “I got out my little Android phone and went on Twitter and pulled up the grid to search for ‘explosion’ and got tweets coming out of the area,” ...