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Weekliii Round-Up: Smart Cities and Marco on the Web

Weekliii Round-Up: Smart Cities and Marco on the Web

It has been a long, spatially sound week. We know, and we're here for you. Take a break and dive into our roundup of #DailyBrainCandiii posts and exciting Marco-related announcements in this week's #WeekliiiRoundUp!

Geomatics Makes Smart Cities a Reality

The concept of the Smart City is relatively new, with organizations and industries alike becoming more aware as technology moves to make its values feasible. For those unsure of what it actually is...at its most miniscule, it simply refers to the use of technology to connect and automate functions within common industries and tasks in a community. It is using using technology to monitor transportation routes as to optimize streetlights and prevent roadways from crowding. It is employing smart sensors on infrastructure like streetlights to conserve energy. It is these things and so much more. When we think about Smart Cities, we often think of it in terms of how the Internet of Things (IoT) is applied. What if we were to add geomatics to this equation, bringing in 3D buildings to our already budding definition of this concept communities will continue to embrace in years to come? Well...if we did, may look a little something like this.

Integrated Marco Studio Finds a New Home

Remember when I said a couple weeks ago that we were working on something big? Well, we were finally able to announce it this week! If you are familiar with our Integrated Marco Studio suite of applications, then you know just how many resources go into them. They are heavy lifters in the management of geospatial data and a huge benefit for companies to have on hand. While the true value of each application is evident once you begin using them, we have been wanting a way for you to see that first hand prior to making the investment. Demos and trials are still a thing...but we know that you also like to have your research done before you jump into those as well. View our announcement and check out the new website for this full GIS Knowledge Management suite at www.marcostud.io now!

Investment in Tight Oil, Oil Sands, and Deepwater Drives Long-Term Oil Production Growth

Upstream investment in crude oil and liquids production is highly sensitive to crude oil prices, particularly production of higher-cost resources from tight rock formations, oil sands, and offshore deepwater. According to the latest EIA International Energy Outlook, increasing these prices lead to more investment, driving production growth in these higher-cost resources within this last year. Find out more about what this means and what this report has to say about it.

To Master Artificial Intelligence, Don't Forget People and Process

While many immediately think of the development and machine learning involved when referencing Artificial Intelligence (AI), its longevity may actually come from the people - not the processes. Learn more about their importance in this week's #DailyBrainCandiii post.

#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that delivers and develops GIS training courses to meet the needs of Energy and Natural Resources professionals. Want to suggest a topic for us to cover? Twitter @iii_gis is an easy way to find us!

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