Thursday November 17, 2016

Statistics Canada aims to map Ottawa's buildings.

As part of its pilot project, Statistics Canada is asking people who live in the Ottawa-Gatineau region to contribute information about local buildings to an open source map.

Read more.

(Source: The Ottawa Citizen)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Thursday Nov 17, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday October 25, 2016

European Parliament News:

"New EU data protection rules aims to give citizens back control of their personal data and create a high, uniform level of data protection
across the EU fit for the digital. They have received final approval.

The new rules include provisions on:

  • a right to be forgotten
  • "clear and affirmative consent" to the processing of private data by the person concerned
  • a right to know when your data has been hacked
  • ensuring that privacy policies are explained in clear and understandable language
  • stronger enforcement and fines up to 4% of firms' total worldwide annual turnover, as a deterrent to breaking the rules..."

(Source: European Parliament)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Tuesday Oct 25, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Thursday October 20, 2016

A new map from Quartz shows the history of undersea cables being built to carry Internet traffic around the world.

The map animation begins in 1990 and shows the original undersea cables.

For more detail on the history of global undersea internet cables, check out BuiltVisible's Messages in the Deep interactive map. This Google Map visualizes the history of the growth of the undersea fibre optic network around the world since 1989.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Thursday Oct 20, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share