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Monday, January 24, 2011

News 8 [WFAA Dallas/Ft Worth] found nearly every popular online map service has outdated information, even though the stadium has been greeting fans for more than a year now.

How to deal with this issue?

It has prompted Arlington officials to urge the more than 100,000 visitors to simply turn off their GPS and go to the host committee’s Web site for accurate directions to the stadium.

But the local TV station is working to get to the bottom of this situation.

News 8 was not able to contact representatives from the popular online map sites to find out if their maps will be updated to reflect road changes in Arlington before the big game.

- News 8

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/24 at 09:24 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Requests for more time came from advertising and financial services industry groups. How is the commenting, originally set to end Jan 31, going?

To date, the FTC has received more than 200 comments on its report, primarily from individuals, but also from at least one business organization—the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors, made up of private firms engaged in remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems.

- Media Post via @MAPPSorg

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/24 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) joined the fight against the court decision by filing an amicus brief (pdf).  “Our amicus brief argued that simply because information is stored in a specific electronic file format, that format does not change the public nature of the information itself.” Among the others who joined the brief:

The First Amendment Coalition (FAC), who led the effort, the Associated Press, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press , the Citizen Media Law Project, and Wired, among numerous other public interest and media organizations dedicated to open government and freedom of information.

- EFF Announcement

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