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Thursday, January 26, 2012

GISCorps In Seven Countries and other International GIS News

URISA reports that 25 GISCorps volunteers have recently been deployed to 9 new missions in 7 countries including Libya, Indonesia and Samoa.

- URISA News (not sure why it's not a press release)

The Cultural Heritage Administration [Korea] said Thursday it will launch a new information service in March that will pinpoint the location of historic sites and give users information on regulations in places where construction is scheduled. 

The service is a revamped and expanded version of the existing Cultural Heritage GIS Service (http://gis-heritage.go.kr). GIS stands for geographic information service. The CHA will finish a pilot run of the new service by next month and officially launch it on March 1.

- Chosun Ilbo

Twitter activity in Africa is tops in South Africa, followed by Kenya, per a study by Portland Communications .

South Africa is the continent’s most active country by volume of geo-located Tweets, with over twice as many Tweets (5,030,226 during the fourth quarter of 2011 followed by Kenya at 2,476,800.

Nigeria 1,646,212), Egypt (1,214,062) and Morocco (745,620) make up the remainder of the top five most active countries on twitter. African Twitter users are active across a range of social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn.

- Business Daily Africa

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/26 at 04:53 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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