Friday January 20, 2017

Japanese company "The Kirin Brewery" has created this interactive map that consists entirely of Emojis, crowdsourced.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Jan 20, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
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)

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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