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Weekliii Round-Up: News on Blockchain for Energy, LAS and LiDAR for Utilities, and More

We think you deserve a break. Take a few minutes to sit back, relax, and maybe grab that third cup of coffee while you read up on posts we have shared or come across this week. We promise they will not disappoint. Read on!


How Blockchain Could Give Us a Smarter Energy Grid


Previously associated with technologies like Bitcoin and other digital currencies, analysts have begun to find ways to apply the same blockchain technology to the electric industry. A blockchain is a shared, encrypted ledger that is maintained by a network of computers. There are some who are predicting - or at the very least, hoping - that it could be the solution needed better manage the ways data is managed in regarded to the electric grid, keeping better track of those certificates associated with clean energy. Read more about this topic in the article here.


Getting the Point: Working Directly with LAS Binary


Presentation by Gerard Noseworthy of Integrated Informatics Inc at the Geomatics Atlantic conference on using LAS and LiDAR data for Utilities.

We appreciate a good - well, bad as well - pun, and we hope you do too. One of our developers in our St. John's, NL office recently presented at the Geomatics Atlantic 2017 conference on working with LAS and LiDAR, especially as they pertain to issues like finding dangerous vegetation in the Utilities industry. This presentation is now available online.


Embracing the Online Platform


It is no secret that Web Apps are the new norm and have been for a while. The ways in which we interact with our data has changed drastically over the years. Gone are the days where paper maps are a company's go-to resource...for most organizations, anyway. In their place have sprung up mediums like Mobile Applications and Dashboards. While companies are embracing this platform more and more, what are the real benefits of it? What if you are just starting out in the online revolution and are not sure where or how to begin? Explore these questions and more - including what features to pay close attention to - in this