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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nepal’s Wireless Tower Locations Questioned and other International GIS News

Nepal

Nepal Telecom is in the hot seat due to poor wireless coverage. The contention is that instead of selecting locations for towers based on GIS analysis, they may have been chosen based on who in one's family owned the land!

- Wireless Federation

India

The school education department of the Maharashtra government has finalised the master plan for the new primary, higher primary and secondary schools in the rural areas of the state.

“We have done a meticulous school mapping with the help of GIS and tagged all the schools in the Google Earth map as per district and tehsil,” a senior official said.

“As per the norms of the Right to Education, the mapping has been done for earmarking schools, with a primary school to be located at every kilometre, a secondary school to be located every three kilometres and a higher secondary school to be located every five kilometres,” he said.

I'm not sure if those distances are along main roads or in any direction from the nearest school.

- DNA India

The Economic Times reports Japanese map publisher Zenrin may buy a 24% stake in MapMyIndia, for $30 million.

The Economic Times

New Zealand

Walking Access Commission chief executive Mark Neeson says its new GIS will be accurate enough to show where the public and cannot walk. In time the data should be downloadable to a cell phone.

- press release

- Radio New Zealand

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/21 at 06:12 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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