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Hello GISuser... and welcome to another almost end of summer GeoTech news roundup. Internet privacy... seems it's being discussed in all circles. But where do the boundaries lie when it comes to privacy and in particular with regards to your own family? I ask this in regards to a PR I received about a new mobile app designed for single parents - enter Teen Safe. TeenSafe provides parents the ability to see into their child's digital world by offering discrete and convenient access to all their mobile phone activities, including their current location, text messages, deleted text messages, web browsing history, and Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Kik activity. Hmmm... not sure about you but I'm pretty sure that if my teens knew I was using such a service they'd likely try to divorce themselves from me! You can read more about Teen Safe on our LBSzone. Moving forward, you may have noticed the topic of UAVs and UAS technology making loads of news lately. If UAS technology interests you then take note of an interesting event from ASPRS coming up this fall in Reno, Nevada - The UAS Symposium. The ASPRS UAS Symposium is a combination of Talks, Panels, Vendors, Poster Sessions and Live Demonstrations geared toward the GIS professional. There is no need to explain to you how UAV's/UAS's/Drones will alter the future landscape of Geospatial data gathering and modeling! Great stuff... honestly, I'd love to hit this timely event, what about you? Have a great week all and enjoy your labour day long week-end as we turn the page on the calendar very soon.

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top news Open Government Tour 2014 #OGT14 Keeps OpenData Dialog Going
A topic that is hugely hot these days, particularly with the GeoTech crowd, is Open Data. I spent an evening in the meeting chambers at our local City Hall discussing OpenData with about 2 dozen other geeks with nothing better to do on a Monday night. The event was planned by and run by opendata enthusiast and co-founder of CitizenBridge, Richard Pietro and brought together about 10 very knowledgeable speakers and enthusiasts to share their stories and advice..

top news Esri MOOC - Go Places with Spatial Analysis
Does spatial analysis get you going? Are you eager to learn more about geotech? If so then this new MOOC from Esri is for you! Some details from Esri. This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis...

top news Event Tips for the UAS Crowd - ASPRS UAS Symposium
The ASPRS UAS Symposium is a combination of Talks, Panels, Vendors, Poster Sessions and Live Demonstrations geared toward the GIS professional. There is no need to explain to you how UAV's/UAS's/Drones will alter the future landscape of Geospatial data gathering and modeling!

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Each day in this section we'll update you about Geospatial conferences, training, seminars, webinars, and relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration and be sure to see our Events Calendar.

InterGeo 2014 - INTERGEO is the world's leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With over half a million event website users and over 16,000 visitors from 92 countries at INTERGEO itself, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue around the world - Oct 7-9, 2014, Berlin

FOSS4G PDX - The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Sept. 8-13, 2014, Portland, OR

Pipeline Week - PennWell and the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) Association have agreed to co-locate the 23rd Annual GITA Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference & Exhibition and the 10th Annual PODS Users Conference. The partnership will result in the creation of Pipeline Week to be held October 28-30, 2014.

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