Archive for January, 2012

Council Backs Creation Of “Monmouthpedia”

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Welsh town of Monmouth is to become the focus of a large-scale collaborative ‘Wikipedia’ project in the first move of its kind anywhere in the world, supported by the local county council. “Monmouthpedia” is the brainchild of former fine arts student and graphic designer John Cummings. It will create Wikipedia articles in multiple languages […]

UK “Behind Europe” In 3-D Mapping

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The UK is falling behind the leading European nations in implementing a national 3-D mapping framework, a leading practitioner has told E-Government Bulletin. Carsten Rönsdorf, corporate data manager at the UK’s national mapping agency Ordnance Survey, told E-Government Bulletin the UK is “quite a bit behind” several other European countries and parts of the rest […]

London Authority Defends Electronic Vote Counting

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Greater London Authority has defended its reuse of electronic vote counting for the 2012 mayoral and assembly member elections following the renewal of allegations from one analyst that such systems are less secure and not worth their cost. The vote will be complex: on 3 May, Londoners will cast four votes on three ballot […]

Birmingham’s High-Tech Mega-Library Close To Completion

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A project which is likely to represent at least part of the high-tech future for the UK’s public libraries following a year of smaller branch closures is on time and under budget for delivery in 2013. Birmingham City Council’s £190 million central library and archive redevelopment celebrated its topping out about eight weeks ago and […]