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Jun 18 2012

A Few Good Reads (6/18/12): Removal of a Penobscot River Dam, and the Effects of the High Park Fire in Northern Colorado

This week: Removal of Penobscot River dam begins, flooding in Florida, water operations affected by the High Park Fire in Northern Colorado, value pricing and the client matrix, and ArcGIS Online continues to improve.

Dam on Maine’s Penobscot River begins coming down as part of restoration project (The Republic)

Demolition of a 200-year-old dam on the Penobscot River began Monday as part of a project that eventually will reopen nearly 1,000 miles of river habitat to Atlantic salmon, shad, river herring and other migratory fish species.

Heavy rains flood Fla. homes; man drowns in Gulf (AP)

Flood warnings stretched along the Gulf Coast from Florida’s Panhandle into Mississippi as locally heavy rain Monday threatened a repeat of weekend downpours and storms that damaged homes, blacked out a jail and spun off at least one tornado in Alabama.

The High Park Fire is affecting municipal operations on the Cache la Poudre River

The nearby cities of Greeley and Fort Collins have closed their water intakes on the Poudre River, said Brian Werner, a public information officer with the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, which provides water to 850,000 people from a Bureau of Reclamation project. The cities are now drawing exclusively from the Bureau’s Horsetooth Reservoir.

Value Pricing: The Client Matrix (Point of Beginning)

When you receive a call from a new client, the first and most important question you must answer is, What type of buyer is this? Once you determine the type of buyer you’re dealing with and the associated motivations, you can decide whether the client is worth your time. If so, then you can begin to develop a strategy to increase your value so that you can build a successful long-term business relationship with that client.

How to Start Integrating ArcGIS Online Into Your Workflow (geodatapoint)

A couple years ago, ArcGIS.com became the premier Internet portal guiding users to their GIS destinations. It was an innovative, creative and informative way to re-introduce GIS to the user community. ArcGIS Online gives users a free personal account to create, store, share and manage maps, applications, and data on a cloud-based system. This means that content resides and runs on remote infrastructure—that is, in the cloud.

Today, Esri not only avails free personal use on ArcGIS Online but extends capability to the organizational level—a feat that further capitalizes on the advantages of the cloud for geospatial management, rapid deployment and scalability.

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