Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NSDI Developments

Governments at opposite ends of the Caribbean have put forward new legislation that concerns  their respective National Spatial Data Infrastructures (NSDI). The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure Programme (BSDI) Bill was moved on Jan 8, 2014 in the Bahamas House of Assembly, and the National Assembly of Guyana passed a Land Surveyors (Profession) Bill on Jan 16, 2014. The Government of Guyana has drafted a new version of its National Policy on GI (the existing one was approved in 2001), and the Government of Belize is currently in the early stages of drafting a NSDI Policy for Belize.

Monday, January 13, 2014

007 Likes Linux

Not a GIS topic per se, nor involving the Caribbean but, according to Ubuntu, UK CESG has scored Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as the best when evaluating it, Windows, Apple, Android and other operating systems, in its guidance for End User Devices Security and Configuration in the UK public sector. The obscure sounding CESG was once the Communications-Electronics Security Group, and is now the UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, a sub-organisation of GCHQ, and 'advises organisations on how to protect their information and information systems against today's threats'. Whether the spin is correct that Ubuntu is the best, or not, it's clear that this Open Source software is established at the Enterprise level.