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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Renaming Tripoli’s Square on Google Maps and other International GIS News

Libya

Green Square" is now "Martyrs' Square" on the online [Google] map for Tripoli, reflecting what rebels are now calling it. 

- AP

UK

In Manchester UK, officials are looking at ways to cut costs. One idea: put GPS tracking devices on elders'/disabled people's scooters. I understand that to mean it would save money finding them should they become lost. My thought: why not track the person rather than the device? Many of my friends put IDs on their bikes; I argue it should be on their person.

- Manchester Evening News

Africa

The African preparatory meeting on the Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) closed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recently and recommended that African countries, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission, should finalise and implement the African Action Plan on Geospatial Information Management.

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/25 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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