Thursday, October 12, 2006

Printed Maps, Rock.

"People should not fear their governments, governments should fear their people"...Rejoice in the news....

*CBC today:The Canada Map Office has found its way out of the scrap heap.

The previous Liberal government decided to close the map office, which provides regional dealers with large-scale topographical maps that show details about terrain and elevation. The plan had been to move to digital maps only.

But Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn announced Wednesday that the Conservative government has yanked that plan off its course, and the map office will remain open.

Kathleen Olson, a spokeswoman for Lunn, said Natural Resources Canada received a flood of letters protesting the planned closure.

"We did start seeing a lot of commotion around the idea of this office closing," Olson said.*CBC today.

For those of us who do not live behind a nice comfy office deck....we realize that the GPS batteries do die...Hence, the term "Catastrophic failure" can be something as simple as a few AA batteries dying. So then, to the old fashion reliable paper back up....we rejoice in the news.


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