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Non-Profit UK Based Open Source Mapping Powered by Volunteers Taking on GoogleMaps

Steve Coast is the founder and chair of OpenStreetMap, a UK-based non-profit that specializes in “free and open” map data.  Coast’s plan was to pioneer the first free licensing maps, however GoogleMaps had beat them to it.  Despite this, their maps are exceptionally accurate because of their backing by Microsoft and MapQuest, and even Google at an …

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A New Country is Mapped


July 9th, 2011, marks the day of independence for Southern Sudan. Google is working with the World Bank, UNITAR-UNOSAT, and the Regional Center for Mapping  and Resource Development (RCMRD), along with several NGOs and over a hundred South Sudanese community members to map this newly established country. The importance of this effort is stated by …

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All the World’s a Stage–World Theatre Day 2011


The ways by which people communicate with one another and create dialogue about particular issues are expansive, and with the use of maps, social media tools, and technologies, events such as World Theatre Day can be developed and implemented internationally. Theatre is an important artistic medium of communication, and as stated by Jessica A Kaawa …

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World Water Day 2011


Started in 1993, World Water Day, held March 22 of each year, was established by the United Nations as an international day for educating the world on the importance of freshwater resources and the need for developing sustainable freshwater consumption and use habits. Yesterday, March 22, 2011, was World Water Day, and the theme for …

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