Monday September 12, 2016

Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System is a new database, provided by the Government of Canada.

ATRIS is a Web-based information system intended to map out the location of Aboriginal communities and display information pertaining to their potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights. Users can search this information by:

  • Using the search tab and entering the name of an Aboriginal community or organization, or other keywords (e.g., treaty, agreement, claim, assertion, band number, place name, postal code, map coordinates, etc.) and pressing the Search button to find the appropriate information; or,
  • Using one of the selection tools on the interactive map to define a search area (e.g., point, line, polygon); and pressing the map’s Search button, or,
  • Selecting types of information in the content/legend to be displayed as a highlighted area on the interactive map.

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Monday Sep 12, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

The Economist posted this map feature, "Blackbeard down" which includes statistics, about the global piracy situation.

According to the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre, there were 98 pirate attacks worldwide during the first half of 2016, the lowest in 21 years.

Other findings:

  • Indonesian waters remain the most pirate-infested in the world
  • Somalia, once a piracy hot spot, has seen a dramatic decrease since 2011
  • Nigeria has seen an increase

The overall global decline can be attributed to better security on ships and better policing of the high seas.

(Source: The Economist)

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Wednesday August 31, 2016

New to the Collection.

Publications on the Labour Force, produced by the European Union.

1. Combining the entry of young people in the labour market with the retention of older workers

2. Crowdsourcing on what are the new sources of ICT-enabled growth and jobs to take into consideration in the follow-up to the Digital Agenda fro Europe

3. Exploring new avenues for legislation for labour migration to the European Union

4. Quality report of the European Union: labour force survey

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday Aug 31, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share