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Friday, April 27, 2012

Canada's Partners for Mental Health, a national charitable organization aiming to create a new state of mind about mental health is running a 'Not Myself Today' campaign.

The goal is to have Canadians sign an online pledge of support for mental health at But there's an interactive map to, I guess, draw more visitors:

On the website, Canadians can pin their mood on a virtual map of Canada, which is updated throughout the day.

On Thursday, 32.4 per cent of Saskatchewan residents were anxious, 24.3 per cent were hopeful, 18.9 per cent were OK, 13.5 per cent were depressed and 10.8 per cent were up.

You select your mood from a dozen or so options, then key in a ZIP Code or let the app find you.

- Leader Post

Students in India are updating OSM and that's getting into the paper.

Five youngsters, all third year students of Information Science, Nitte Mahalinga Adyanthaya Memorial Institute of Technology (NMAMIT), have added details to the online map of Mangalore (onOpenStreetMap).

Aadarsh, Chaitra, Cheryl, Shravan, and Sneha have added and corrected wrong locations of roads and city landmarks. They added details using GPS in Android phones and after modifying the data thus collected on a software called JOSM. The students divided themselves into two groups, the Kadri and Ladyhill groups. Both added details of city landmarks they knew. Aadarsh said he concentrated on correcting places that were wrongly marked. He added roads, residential areas, Bharath Mall, the KSRTC Bus Stand, and Bejai where he lived. He said that they divided themselves into two groups, with each adding details that they knew of. He said that since the idea was to add details of use to people, he marked medical, photocopy, soda shops, and grocery shops (such as Baliga Stores).

No, you don't read about that in the U.S. do you. Why not?

- The Hindu

Want to help crowdfund a location based game? How about one that uses real maps to build a fantasy world and is from the folks from Magic: The Gathering? The game, already in production, will be free on iOS, then Android. It's called Map Monsters. Goal funding is $40k and contributors will get their investments back as in game cash.

- The Verge

by Adena Schutzberg on 04/27 at 04:12 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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