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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


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 Embracing the Online Platform series.


1000 Geographic Information System (GIS) Applications and Uses - How This Technology is Changing the World


Having a hand in the GIS world, we find it inspiring how frequently this technology and its many applications grow and evolve. As new technology is developed and organizations begin to tackle both long-standing and new-coming challenges, the application of GIS has found its way into newer territory in industries we might never have foreseen. Looking for some end-of-the-year inspiration for your own industry and organization? Check out this lengthy list of ways GIS is applied in everything from agriculture to weather. We promise something will surprise you.


Meet Geomancy: Finding Extra in Full Field Optimization with Constraints and Scenarios


We believe a piece of software is beneficial if it allows you to accomplish at least two things - turn processes that normally require head-scratching and staring at the clock into a breeze, and give you more options for functionality that you might not have otherwise. Integrated Geomancy checks both of these boxes, giving you back time in exchange for more solutions with its unique approach to the Full Field Optimization planning process. By incorporating the use of a comprehensive project structure, employing scenarios to test planning concerns, and allowing - nay, encouraging - the inclusion of supplemental data and constraints to better mimic the area studied to its real-life counterpart, this Add-In for ArcGIS sets teams up for success no matter which route taken.



#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that develops Geographic Information System (GIS) training for Energy and Natural Resources professionals.

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