Alberta’s flood hazard maps are unclear

Categories:Outdated data or maps

DATE: 2013-07-17
PLACE: Alberta
COUNTRY: Canada

DESCRIPTION: The mayor of Calgary mentions that the Alberta Government used outdated maps to delimit floodway and flood fringe areas.

Un camion coincé sur une route de France à cause du GPS

Categories:GPS

DATE: 2013-02-25
PLACE: Haute-Savoie
COUNTRY: France

DESCRIPTION: Un camion-remorque, guidé par son système GPS, est resté coincé par une falaise sur une route de Haute-Savoie. Il aura fallu des opérations difficiles et plus d’une demi-journée pour dégager le camion. Le camion et les murets bordant la route ont subi des dommages matériels.

Apple sued over app privacy

Categories:Privacy

DATE: 2010-12-28
PLACE: California
COUNTRY: USA

DESCRIPTION: A complaint was filed in California district court, accusing Apple of producing devices that allow ad networks to track a user’s app activity.

L’amélioration de la cartographie maritime du passage du Nord-Ouest

Categories:Inaccurate map

DATE: 2010-09-10
PLACE:
COUNTRY: Canada

DESCRIPTION: Deux bateaux ont été accidentés en l’espace d’une semaine, au nord du cercle polaire, côté canadien. Ces événements révèlent un déficit inquiétant de bonnes cartes marines de la région. Dans les deux cas, c’est en effet l’imprécision des tracés de la zone qui a été mise en cause.

Google condamné en France pour abus de position dominante

Categories:Uncategorized

DATE: 2012-02-01
PLACE: Paris
COUNTRY: France

DESCRIPTION: Le géant américain de l’Internet était opposé à l’entreprise Bottin Cartographes, qui fournit contre rémunération des plans d’accès, cartes de localisation et itinéraires en ligne.

An airstrike kills 24 soldiers

Categories:Inaccurate map

DATE: 2011-12-22
PLACE:
COUNTRY: Pakistan

DESCRIPTION: Because of an inaccurate map, the location description the coalition forces gave was not accurate, which led to the deaths.

An example of a useless map

Categories:Inaccurate map

DATE: 2011-11-09
PLACE:
COUNTRY:

DESCRIPTION: An example of a useless map.

A truck damages a house in Beauport

Categories:GPS

DATE: 2011-12-15
PLACE: Beauport, Qc
COUNTRY: Canada

DESCRIPTION: A truck driver, following his GPS instructions, damaged a house in Beauport.

Woman survives deadly GPS error

Categories:GPS

DATE: 2011-09-26
PLACE: Gympie
COUNTRY: Australia

DESCRIPTION: The inadequacy of many vehicle GPS systems has nearly cost the life of a snake-bite victim.

RFID data reveals London’s polycentric pattern of commuting

Categories:RFID

DATE: 2010-01-29
PLACE: London
COUNTRY: UK

DESCRIPTION: Data from London’s commuters reveals travel patterns in unprecedented detail. It also raises privacy fears. Since 2003, some 10 million RFID cards have been issued to commuters using the London transport network. The cards are precharged with credit which is then used to pay for journeys on buses and trains.