Would the lack of federal government mapping be a good thing?

Thank you to Kevin Pomfret who alerted us to this article:

Written by Matt Ball, V1 Magazine, posted Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

Trading off this week’s highly-charged political theme of a potential federal government shutdown in the United States, it’s worth discussing the implications of a lack of federal mapping. Elimination of federal mapmaking is really out of the question as the federal government needs to map for so many policy and security reasons, yet there has been a steady reduction of the role of federal mapmaking for decades. What would the implications be if there weren’t a national mapping effort at all? …

For full text of the op-ed, visit Would the lack of federal government mapping be a good thing?.

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One response to “Would the lack of federal government mapping be a good thing?”

  1. Carrie says :

    Good question… You may want to check out this segment called “Geospatial Revolution”, in their episodes they talk about mappig and its possible effects and advantages: http://on.fb.me/9ckvxX

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