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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Pakistan Provence to get GIS for Monitoring and other International GIS News

The Pakistani provence of Sindh will soon have a GIS. The project has come to fore after efforts to create one began two years ago.

It was said that GIS is the most advance monitoring system in the world and will be very helpful for the poor people of the province. “The whole province can be monitored from its capital,” it was stated at the meeting.

It's not clear exactly how the monitoring notes above will be done.

- Pakistan Today

Finland’s defence forces have admitted having a secret list of all the places around the country where there could still be munitions left over from the Second World War.

There is no plan to make the information public; the plan is to slowly, discretely remove the ordnance.

- Ice News

Plutonium believed to have been released from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 earthquake has been detected outside the power plant site for the first time, it has been learned.

One of the spots found contaminated with the hazardous substance is 45 kilometers from the plant.

The good news? All the areas in which the plutonium was found are off limits or in the expanded evacuation zone.

- Daily Yomiuri

In Maharashtra state, India, there are two new additions to the census on poverty and caste data collection:

In a first, it will register exodus to and from the state, which political parties peg at 17-20% of the total population, and the growth of single women.]

- DNA India

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/04 at 05:47 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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