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Jean Ihm
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Oracle BIWA Summit 2015 - Call for Speakers is Open

Call for speakers is open for BIWA Summit 2015. A dedicated Spatial track is planned.  We encourage you to submit your Spatial-BI abstracts soon!     http://www.ioug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=543

Oracle BIWA Summit 2015 
Transform Big Data to Actionable Insights
January 27-29th 2015, Oracle Conference Center at Oracle HQ Campus, Redwood Shores, CA
  
What Oracle BI, DW and Analytics Successes Can You Share?

We want to hear your story. Submit your proposal today for the Oracle BIWA'15, Jan 27-19, 2015 and share your successes. Speaker proposals now are invited and will be accepted on a rolling acceptance basis until the final deadline in October, but don't wait because we are accepting submissions on a rolling basis to help with our marketing efforts. You can even modify your proposal after you submit it. Submit your abstract(s) here -- http://www.ioug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=543

BIWA Summits are organized and managed by the Oracle BI, DW and Analytics user community and attract the top BI, DW and Advanced Analytics and Big Data experts. The 3-day BIWA Summit'15 event involves Keynotes by Industry experts, Educational sessions, Hands-on Labs and networking events. The BIWA Summit 2015 is organized by the BIWA SIG, an Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) Special Interest User Community.

All BIWA Summit '15 speakers receive complimentary registration.

Please submit your speaker proposals in one of these tracks:

    Advanced Analytics
    BI and Visualization
    Big Data
    Data Warehousing and ETL
    Engineered Systems
    Cloud Computing
    Enterprise Performance Management
    Internet of Things
    Spatial

Learn more/submit your abstract:  http://www.ioug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=543
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Nick Salem
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SDO_TOUCH benchmarks on Oracle 12c

In continuation with our series of benchmarking various Oracle Spatial & Graph functions on the latest Oracle 12c edition, we’ll take a look at the SDO_TOUCH operator next.  Using Neustar’s ElementOne application leveraging Oracle Spatial & Graph, we performed a test case that looped through all California ZIPs and performed a SDO_TOUCH query operation on all the block group layer to determine the block groups that touch each California ZIP.  We tested this on identical systems, one running 11g and the other Oracle 12c.  On the 11g version, the operation completed in 3 minutes and 23 seconds.  On the 12c version, the same process completed in just 25 seconds.  That’s an impressive 8X gain in performance! 
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Nick Salem
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SDO_CS.TRANSFORM benchmarks on Oracle 12c

The latest version of Oracle 12c has introduced a great number of performance improvements across a variety of spatial functions and operations.  I wanted to share some of performance gains we have seen at Neustar after upgrading to Oracle 12c.  At Neustar, our  ElementOne geospatial analytics platform performs a lot of coordinate transformations.  In fact, for every geometry, whether it is a point, line or polygon, we store and maintain the geometry in both the lat/lon and world mercator projection.  This allows us to switch seamlessly between lat/lon and world mercator base maps.  But since we perform a lot of SDO_CS.TRANSFORM operations for coordinate transformations, we wanted to run a performance benchmark test on identical 12c and 11g database environments to get an idea of the improvement in performance.  On each environment, we ran a SDO_CS.TRANSFORM process to transform the US block group layer from the lat/lon projection to the world mercator projection.  On 11g, the process completed in 22 minutes and 26 seconds and with 12c it finished up in 2 minutes 10 seconds.  That’s quite an impressive 10x boost in performance.  For Neustar’s ElementOne, this has been huge and all we had to do to take advantage of this is upgrade from 11g to 12c.
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Great stuff Nick..
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Nick Salem
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SIG Elections Begin Soon – Eligibility Reminder

Just a quick reminder to anyone who’s interested in participating in the upcoming Spatial & Graph SIG Board of Directors elections: You MUST be an official member of IOUG and the Spatial & Graph SIG in order to take part in nominations and voting.

Instructions on confirming your membership or joining (FREE) are below. Please sign up soon – nominations will begin next Friday (June 13).

SIG Board members help facilitate communities like this, plan SIG gatherings at national and regional events, and promote educational opportunities throughout the year. We hope you’ll consider participating!

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Think you’re already an official member?  
Confirm your membership by doing the following:
1. Log in to IOUG’s site: http://www.ioug.org/l/li/in/ 
2. After you’re logged in, go to the SIG page: http://www.ioug.org/sigs 
3. Scroll down to “Spatial.” 
  -- If you’re already a member, a “Member” link will display.
  -- If you’re an IOUG member but not yet a Spatial & Graph SIG member, click “Request to Join” next to Spatial. 

*Need to join? *
Membership is FREE. Just follow these steps:
1. Visit IOUG’s membership page: http://www.ioug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=401  
2. Select a membership type. (The FREE Associate membership is near the bottom of the page.)
3. Complete the enrollment process.
4. After you have an IOUG login, go to the SIG page: http://www.ioug.org/sigs 
5. Scroll down to “Spatial.” 
6. Click “Request to Join” next to Spatial.
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Thanks Nick!
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Mohammad Abu Hmead

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How to identify a point on mapview like Esri

Hi
I developed an application depend on Oracle Map JS api v1, my application have multilayer, when I click on the map view all FOIs attributes should posted on a div; i.e: I need to identify a point like esri do, can you help?
 
 
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Steven Serra

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SIG board at Spatial Summit 2014
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Nick Salem
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Upcoming sessions at the LI/Oracle Spatial Summit, May 19-21st, Washington DC

The LI/Oracle Spatial Summit is coming up soon with just around 3 weeks away from May 19th-21st.  The conference will be joined by leading experts and thought leaders from the geospatial industry and will  comprise of over 2 and ½ days of action packed tech sessions, educational workshops, customer use cases and the latest on the innovations from Oracle Spatial & Graph 12c.

Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the sessions at the conference:

How To Build A Better GIS Application
Dr. Siva Ravada, Senior Director, Software Development, Oracle
By using in-database spatial analytics, Oracle Database simplifies the development of better GIS applications and makes it possible to manage larger, more detailed datasets with unsurpassed performance.  We will describe a land management application that is built using Oracle's spatial technologies. We will show examples of complex spatial analysis queries in the database to solve common problems encountered in GIS applications. These include splitting and shifting geometries along land parcel boundaries and updating specific vertices of a geometry based on spatial analysis.   We also show how spatial functions in the database are used to create new spatial features based on application logic.   Topics covered include Oracle Spatial and Graph 2D vector analysis features and network data model.

How Garmin Connect Manages and Analyzes 4 Billion Miles of Fitness GPS Data
Steve Mitchell and Tim Gerber, Garmin
Learn how Garmin leveraged Oracle Spatial and Graph, and its linear referencing system support, on Exadata to provide competitive leader boards in Garmin Connect by comparing 4 billion miles of fitness GPS data. Hear the techniques Garmin uses to address obstacles such as data quality, performance of analyzing data, processing 300+ million existing fitness files,  and keeping up with 8 million new fitness files per week. This session details each step in the process and the needed resources to accomplish each of these in an efficient manner. 

Many other technical sessions and tracks will cover spatial technologies with depth and breadth.

Customers including Burger King, US Census Bureau, US DOJ, and more will also present use cases in location intelligence/BI, transportation, land management and more.   

For more information about topics, sessions and experts at Oracle Spatial Summit 2014, visit http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/agenda .

Members of the Spatial SIG and LinkedIn/Google+ Spatial groups get a 10% registration discount (use code sig7525, locationintelligence.net/dc/registration )
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Jean Ihm
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The performance debate is over. Oracle Spatial and Graph is up to 300 Times Faster in Oracle Database 12c  (Webinar May 6, 2:00pm EDT)

Join us on Tuesday, May 6.  The SIG Board's Nick Salem of Neustar and Steve Pierce of Think Huddle will share their realized performance benchmarks using Oracle Spatial and Graph. With the Oracle Spatial and Graph option of Database 12c, customers can address the largest geospatial workloads and experience performance increases of 50 to 300 times for common vector analysis operations. With just a small set of configuration changes – and no changes to application code – applications can realize these significant performance improvements. In addition, new parallel capabilities enable raster operations that are hundreds of times faster using parallel hardware architectures.
 
In this webinar you will
• Hear performance benchmark results from Oracle Spatial and Graph customers
• Learn about Oracle Spatial and Graph performance features for both vector and raster operations in the Database 12c release
 • Learn how engineered systems deliver parallelism and massive processing power to Oracle Spatial and Graph systems
 • Learn tips for accelerating performance and running benchmarks with your own applications on your own systems
 
You can register here. 
http://www.directionsmag.com/webinars/register/learn-how-customers-are-experiencing-300x-performance-gains-with-oracl/390239

Join others in the G+ group who are attending - https://plus.google.com/events/ctkgupjd5kut3ofn95j7nj2c4fo?authkey=CMbUiqTU75mjYg
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Jean Ihm
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CERTIFICATION, CUSTOMER PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS (50-300X) & LIDAR TECHNICAL SESSIONS AT ORACLE SPATIAL SUMMIT

Here is a spotlight on some training sessions at LI/Oracle Spatial Summit in DC, May 19-21.

Preparing for the Oracle Spatial Certification Exam
Steve Pierce, Think Huddle & Albert Godfrind, Oracle
Learn valuable strategies and review technical topics with the experts who developed the exam – and achieve your Oracle Spatial Specialist Certification with the most efficient effort. This session will enable you to master difficult topics (such as GeoRaster, 3D/LIDAR support, topology) quickly through clear examples and demos. Sample questions and exam topic breakdown will be covered. Individual certifications can also apply to requirements for organizations seeking Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status.
Offered as both a Monday technical workshop (preregistration required), and Wednesday overview session.
Content in this session is only available at the Oracle Spatial Summit.

The performance debate is over: Spatial 12c Performance / Customer Benchmark Track
Hear the results of customer benchmarks testing the performance of the 12c release of Spatial and Graph – with results up to 300 times faster. In this track, Nick Salem of Neustar and Steve Pierce of Think Huddle will share benchmarks with actual performance results already realized.
Customers can now address the largest geospatial workloads and see performance increases of 50 to 300 times for common vector analysis operations. With just a small set of configuration changes – and no changes to application code – applications can realize these significant performance improvements. You’ll also learn tips for accelerating performance and running benchmarks with your applications on your systems.

Effectively Utilize LIDAR Data In Your Business Processes
Daniel Geringer, Oracle
Many organizations collect large amounts of LIDAR, or point cloud data for more precise asset management. ROI of the high costs associated with this type of data acquisition is frequently compromised by the underutilization of the data. This session focuses on ways to leverage Oracle Engineered Systems to highly compress and seamlessly store LIDAR data and effectively search it spatially in its compressed form to enhance your business process. Topics covered included loading, compressing, pyramiding, searching and generation of derivative products such as DEMs, TINs, and Contours.

Many other technical sessions and tracks will cover spatial technologies with depth and breadth.

Customers including Garmin, Burger King, US Census Bureau, US DOJ, and more will also present use cases in location intelligence/BI, transportation, land management and more.

For more information about topics, sessions and experts at Oracle Spatial Summit 2014, visit http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/agenda .

Members of the Spatial SIG and LinkedIn/Google+ Spatial groups get a 10% registration discount (use code sig7525, locationintelligence.net/dc/registration )
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K Bingham
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LI & Oracle Spatial Summit is approaching us quickly!

Registration discount for Spatial SIG Google+ group members:  
Use Code "sig7525"

At www.locationintelligence.net/dc/registration/ - select which event days to attend.  Then insert the code above at the "Enter a discount code" prompt.

View the agenda of technical training sessions, use cases, and thought leader panels:   http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/agenda/
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About this community

The Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG was formed to bring together the family of Oracle Spatial and Graph professionals to promote interaction and communication that can drive the market for spatial technology and data in the enterprise. The SIG aims to create a forum for the exchange of technical information and best practices, encourage community members’ participation in industry events and foster strategic and technical collaboration between the community and Oracle.

Steven Serra

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Materials for the 2014
Oracle Spatial and Graph Summit Workshops
  Requirements and Information for All Workshops

  Materials for Workshop 3: Create Custom, Interactive Map Visualizations Using Oracle Business Intelligence Integration Frameworks

  Materials for Workshop 4: Learn To Build An Analytics Solution With Oracle's Spatial Tools and Platform

  Materials for Workshop 6: Developing Geospatial Applications With uDig and Oracle Spatial and Graph.
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Jean Ihm
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At ODTUG KScope next week - Location Data for Everyone: How to Build an "Image Geotagging Application"

Attending KScope in Seattle next week? Check out this session

Location Data for Everyone: How to Build an "Image Geotagging Application"
Presented by Carsten Czarski of Oracle
Tuesday, June 24, 3:30pm

The presentation shows how an APEX "Image Geotagging Application" makes use of spatial and multimedia technology within the Oracle Database. Oracle Multimedia is being used to extract the location information and scale or rotate the image; Oracle Locator manages the location information. An APEX Plugin finally shows all images on a map. The presentation gives a short overview on these technologies and shows how APEX developers can efficiently integrate them into their applications.   
http://kscope14.com/component/seminar/seminarslist?Itemid=57&topicsid=3 
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Steve Pierce
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SIG Board Nominations Begin Friday – Noon Membership Deadline

If you or someone you know plans to participate in the upcoming Spatial & Graph SIG Board of Directors elections: You must be an official member of IOUG and the Spatial & Graph SIG by NOON THIS FRIDAY in order to take part in nominations and voting.

Instructions on confirming your membership or joining (FREE) are below. 

Members of the SIG Board help moderate discussions in online forums, coordinate SIG presentations at national and regional events, and create and promote educational opportunities throughout the year. Please consider taking a leadership role or nominating someone else who can help us grow the Spatial & Graph community!

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Think you’re already an official member?
Confirm your membership by doing the following:
1. Log in to IOUG’s site: http://www.ioug.org/l/li/in/ 
2. After you’re logged in, go to the SIG page: http://www.ioug.org/sigs 
3. Scroll down to “Spatial.” 
  -- If you’re already a member, a “Member” link will display.
  -- If you’re an IOUG member but not yet a Spatial & Graph SIG member, click “Request to Join” next to Spatial. 

Need to join?
Membership is FREE. Just follow these steps:
1. Visit IOUG’s membership page: http://www.ioug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=401  
2. Select a membership type. (The FREE Associate membership is near the bottom of the page.)
3. Complete the enrollment process.
4. After you have an IOUG login, go to the SIG page: http://www.ioug.org/sigs 
5. Scroll down to “Spatial.” 
6. Click “Request to Join” next to Spatial.
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Jean Ihm
moderator

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June 10: Larry Ellison Live - Oracle Database In-Memory — Powering the Real-Time Enterprise

FYI - At a live webcast on June 10, Larry Ellison, Andy Mendelsohn, and Juan Loaiza will announce the upcoming availability of Oracle Database In-Memory. They will share how this can dramatically accelerate business decision-making by processing analytical queries in memory, without requiring any changes to existing applications.

More at Database Insider: http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/oracledatabaseinmemoryoption-2207230.html

Live webcast registration: http://eventreg.oracle.com/profile/web/index.cfm?PKWebId=0x846272684&source=EV-IE1
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Hi 
I'm trying to find who can help me in a problem but I didn't.
So, I'm apologies for typing here for you, I wish you will help me. 

My Problem: I developed an application depend on Oracle Map JS api v1, my application have multilayer, when I click on the map view all FOIs attributes should posted on a div; i.e: I need to identify a point like esri do, can you help?
How to identify a point on mapview like Esri

kind Regards, 
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Jean Ihm
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LI & Oracle Spatial Summit 2014
 
Two weeks ago in DC, we had a successful Location Intelligence & Oracle Spatial Summit.  Special thanks to the Directions team for executing a great event.  Thanks also to LocationTech, HERE, sponsors, presenters, and attendees worldwide for making this a vibrant educational event for our premier user community.
 
If you attended, we’d appreciate your taking a few minutes to provide your feedback in this survey:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LISummit14  . 
Your suggestions are valued – thanks.
 
Summit presentations are now available!  Visit this site to view the slides: 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/options/spatialandgraph/learnmore/spasummit14-2206492.html
 
Oracle technical presentations and some use case tracks are now available, with more to come in the next week.
 
Videos from the LI Summit are here: 
http://vimeopro.com/directionsmag/location-intelligence-summit-2014

Directions’ takeaways from the LI Summit: 
http://www.directionsmag.com/articles/takeaways-from-the-2014-location-intelligence-summit/401933
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S Coetzer

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Hi All,

I am looking for some reference to a case study with regards to CAD incorporated into Oracle Spatial. I would love to know more and perhaps to the chat offline. As an Oracle partner we are interested in broadening the use of spatial to CAD. 
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Hi 
I'm trying to find who can help me in a problem but I didn't.
So, I'm apologies for typing here for you, I wish you will help me. 

My Problem: I developed an application depend on Oracle Map JS api v1, my application have multilayer, when I click on the map view all FOIs attributes should posted on a div; i.e: I need to identify a point like esri do, can you help?

kind Regards, 
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Jean Ihm
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Webinar:  Location Data for Everyone - in APEX 4.2.5. What the Sample Geolocation Showcase can do for you. (May 20, 12:00pm EDT)

Just a reminder - this free webinar is tomorrow.

Learn how location data can be managed and visualized in APEX applications, with the latest APEX release.  After a brief overview of Oracle Spatial and Oracle Maps technologies, you'll be walked through the APEX plugins, map, and geocoding services used by Sample Geolocation Showcase.  You'll learn how to use these within your own applications.

Carsten Czarski of Oracle Germany, an expert in database-centric application development, will present in this ODTUG webinar series.

Register here:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/170781622
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Jean Ihm
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Webinar:  Location Data for Everyone - in APEX 4.2.5. What the Sample Geolocation Showcase can do for you. (May 20, 12:00pm EDT)

Learn how location data can be managed and visualized in APEX applications, with the latest APEX release.  After a brief overview of Oracle Spatial and Oracle Maps technologies, you'll be walked through the APEX plugins, map, and geocoding services used by Sample Geolocation Showcase.  You'll learn how to use these within your own applications.

Carsten Czarski of Oracle Germany, an expert in database-centric application development, will present in this ODTUG webinar series.

Register here:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/170781622
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Steve Pierce
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Check out the May Oracle Spatial Summit agenda and register soon

If you haven’t yet had a chance to look over the agenda for this year’s Location Intelligence conference--being held in conjunction with the Oracle Spatial / HERE/ Eclipse user summits--check it out soon!

TECH WORKSHOPS: This year’s conference starts with a half day of technical workshops on Monday, May 19, and they’re filling up quickly. One great example of what’s planned is a session on open source technology in the Oracle Spatial environment: 

Developing Geospatial Applications with uDig and Oracle Spatial
Learn how to combine uDig and Oracle Spatial to develop enterprise GIS applications. uDig is an open source GIS suite that provides features for loading, editing and processing geospatial data.  Attendees will learn how to load vector and raster data into Oracle Spatial, visualize spatial data through uDig, and perform raster algebra analytical operations.
http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/presentations/developing-geospatial-applications-with-udig-and-oracle-spatial/389309 

USE CASES: Days 2 and 3 of the event feature a number of customer use cases and technical sessions. 

On Wednesday, a track on Federal Land Management will feature U.S. Census Bureau and Ordnance Survey experiences. Read more on the conference site:
http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/presentations/c36476dd2a1f72cd9f2a09241c5d452c1391213177/381725
http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/presentations/8ff65d206098a30b434af88851ea1e8d1391182925/381683 

MEET THE SIG BOARD: On Wednesday, I and the other Spatial & Graph SIG board members will host a lunchtime session. We’ll give a brief update on the group’s activities over the last year and will talk about new “Oracle Spatial 11g Certified Implementation Specialist” test preparation support that we’re planning for this year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information about topics, sessions, and experts at Oracle Spatial Summit 2014, visit http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/agenda.

Members of the Spatial SIG and LinkedIn/Google+ Spatial groups get a 10% registration discount.  Use code sig7525, locationintelligence.net/dc/registration.
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Jean Ihm
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Location Intelligence 2014 Update

Oracle is partnering with Directions on this year's Location Intelligence & Oracle Spatial Summit. See which leading innovators will be joining LI.  Hope you can join us.

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LOCATION INTELLIGENCE SUMMIT 2014
Washington, DC - May 19-21

QUESTION: What do the following organizations have in common?

AT&T, Alteryx, Burger King, Cisco, Deloitte, DigitalGlobe, Eclipse Foundation, Esri, HERE/Nokia, Garmin, Google, Oracle, Pitney Bowes, Nielsen, TomTom, US Census, US DOT, Air Patrol, AGSI, Altimira, Azavea, Ball Aerospace, Boundless, ByteLight, Center for Spatial Law and Policy, Centigon Solutions, CleverMaps, CRGT, Decell Technologies, Directions Magazine, 1Spatial, Envitia, Fleetmatics, Future of Privacy Forum, Geofusion, GSearch, ICONSULTING, IHS, iInside, IndoorAtlas, Intermap, IQSOFT, Iteris, Korem, LBMA, LMN Solutions, Loc-Aid, Loqate, Luciad, Map Large, MAPPS, Mapbox, Neustar, OGC, Placed, PlaceIQ, SpaceCurve, Tableau, ThinkHuddle, TransVoyant, TSI, Where 2 Get It, and Zumigo ...

ANSWER: They're technology innovators. They're part of the location intelligence ecosystem. They're presenting at the Location Intelligence Summit 2014.
http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/speakers/

Are you part of the LI Ecosystem?
Be seen ... be heard ... be a thought leader!
Join us at LI Summit 2014. Registration is now open--government registration for a nominal fee.
http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/registration/

This year's expanded networking and exhibit area will bring attendees and exhibitors together in the concourse immediately outside of meeting rooms. Opportunities to sponsor and exhibit in our LI ecosystem networking area are still available.
http://www.locationintelligence.net/dc/exhibitors/
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Thanks to Wes Stroh for the LI updates.
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