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)
Have a cool story to tell? Want to includes maps, images and text to your story but not sure how? You don't know GIS or coding.
Esri, the creator of ArcGIS, offers the public Story Maps, an open-source software with many different templates to choose from.
With these easy-to-use templates, any one can make a map!
Check out the Gallery.
Esri has created help guides as well, in case you run into trouble or want to learn more.
(Source: MADGIC Staff)
EU eGovernment report 2015 is a new study on eGovernment services which shows users are still asked to fill out forms with information already available to the Administration in more than 1/2 the cases.
Online public services are found to be smart in Europe, but could still be smarter.
The 12th eGovernment Benchmark report is the 3rd edition of the measurement made according to the new eGovernment Benchmark Framework 2012-2015. This framework provides for the use of mystery shoppers, i.e. researchers that assess government websites and services by simulating citizen's journeys through them.
(Source: European Union)