This is the Sustainability 2.0 issue. This issue of LBx Journal is focused on sustainability and how location-based technologies are used to support sustainable businesses and business practices in the effective allocation of resources. In this issue, we look specifically at utility-scale solar facilities, aquaculture, insurance, and the open standards and software that enable the development of location-based systems. Why are location-based systems so important? Because when you can connect all the attributes associated with a place, you can answer not only the what, why, where, when, and how questions, but the should question.

Scaling Solar-Powered Electricity

NV Energy has 46 separate renewable energy projects in the production or development phase or in the process of securing necessary permits, including wind, hydro, geothermal, and solar. By 2025, utilities in the state of Nevada will be required to…

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Fresh Saltwater Fish Production

"Fresh" food is subjective. To some it means harvested, caught, or packaged within one week, or 2-3 days, or 24 hours. For the discriminating palate, and those most concerned about nutritional value, fresh means within 24 hours. Where are you going…

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Before and After the Storm

A string of natural catastrophes over the past 18 months has cost the insurance industry billions of dollars worldwide and has forced insurers and reinsurers to reevaluate their risk management and claims response processes. Willis Re, headquartered…

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A GIS Visionary

A Meta-Model for Business Executive Interview with Geoff Osborn By LBx Staff BACKGROUND We were pleased to meet Geoff Osborn at the GeoGathering conference (a GIS conference for oil and gas pipeline companies) in Broom eld, Colorado. Geo has a…

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The Geo-Technology Marketer

Location Intelligence (LI) captures the attention and excitement of executives by solving longstanding data challenges and achieving unprecedented speed-to-insight with fact-based, actionable and timely reports accessed through dynamic web…

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Law, Regulations, and Best Practices of Location Data

Executive Interview with Kevin Pomfret, Esq., Executive Director, Centre for Spatial Law and Policy BACKGROUND Privacy and security are hot topics relative to the use of location data. While there are several bills circulating in Congress, and some…

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Agility and Innovation

Federal agencies within the US government are often slow to adopt new technologies and practices. Over time, these agencies become policy- and process-driven – often due to legislative and acquisitions requirements. Changing the culture in these…

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#OccupyLocation

The word “occupy” has taken on new meaning in the last two months with the momentum building globally around the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. On November 15, 2011, the United States sadly lost the moral high ground when federal, state, and…

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