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Africa Groundwater Maps Could Help Improve Access To Water

Staff Writer | Huffington Post | April 20, 2012

Access to clean water remains a problem for millions in Africa, but new research suggests that there may be hope. Researchers from the British Geological Survey and University College London have mapped the quantity and potential yield of groundwater across the entire continent, explained PhysOrg. Read More »

Developers: We Warned Apple About iOS Maps Quality

Josh Lowensohn | CNET | October 9, 2012

To the casual observer it might appear that Apple was caught off guard by just how bad its in-house maps app was. But the company had plenty of warning. Read More »

Forest Services Seeks Online Storefront For Digital Maps

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | February 15, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service wants to contract with online retailers so it can sell digital and digitally-enhanced versions of its national forest maps and atlases along with forest map-based mobile apps, according to solicitation documents posted Thursday. Read More »

From Open Source Mapping To Improving Your Car's GPS: The Future Of 3D Navigation

Ginny Skalski | | October 22, 2013

Having a built-in navigation system in your new car is pretty commonplace [...]. These days many new car owners can just type in the address of where they want to go in to their in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system and a 2D map will pop up with some simple graphics showing them how to get there, or possibly a 3D map if you have a luxury vehicle... Read More »

Government Agencies at all levels starting to use OpenStreetMap

There is a growing interest by the U.S. government in OpenStreetMap. The free availability of the rapidly maturing OpenStreetMap data and software makes this GIS mapping solution a more attractive option for the public sector than ever before, given the steep  cuts in federal and local government budgets. Read More »

New Platinum Age Of Maps

Nic Halverson | Discovery | June 27, 2013

The 17th Century, particularly in The Netherlands, is considered the Golden Age of maps. The Dutch were spanning the globe for trade and their maps and atlases became lavish and colorful works of art depicting mysterious worlds encountered by explorers. [...] Read More »

Open Access Maps At NYPL

Matt Knutzen | New York Public Library | March 28, 2014

The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.

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Rwanda: Smartphones Still Not Fully Exploited in Rwanda

Eric Bright | AllAfrica | April 30, 2012

Siri has limitations [in Rwanda]...With increased penetration of smartphones, thanks to the fact that relatively cheap models are now becoming available, it is a pity and a nuisance that some of these quite useful apps are not available. And it can be pretty basic, too. iPhone owners, for example, will know the frustration that when one of their contacts sends them an SMS, what appears on the screen will be the number of that person, not his name - what is known as "ID mismatch."

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