Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Anger Builds Over Radiation Forecast Maps Withheld From Japanese Public

Click on the link below to read the article from the New York Times:

WORLD   | August 09, 2011
Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril
Residents of a town in the nuclear disaster zone expressed fury that unpublished radiation forecasts could have prevented them from harm.

Comment: Much to its credit, no main stream paper has tuned into the Geospatial Revolution like the New York Times.  Unfortunately, from this sad story that it ran yesterday, comes a lesson for us all about the immense damage that can happen to society when geospatial technology is not handled with care and respect.

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