In the favelas, or slums, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, unnamed streets meander through the hillsides. There are hospitals, coffee shops and restaurants, none of which appear on a map. Mail carriers struggle to deliver letters to homes without addresses.
A new project by Rede Jovem, a Brazilian non-profit that loosely translates to "Youth Net," seeks to change that. With the help of five young "wiki-reporters" and GPS-equipped mobile phones, the non-profit is building a map of five Brazilian favelas: Complexo do Alema?o, Cidade de Deus, Morro do Pava?o-Pava?ozinho, Morro Santa Marta and Complexo da Mare?.
Más de 200 personas de diferentes países se esperan que asistan al IV encuentro Global Voices, la Conferencia de Medios Ciudadanos que por primera vez se realizará en nuestro país, donde se reunirá su comunidad compuesta por blogueros, tecnólogos y periodistas, entre otros profesionales.
A detailed 3D Google Earth model of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu has been created using data from a laser scan of the site conducted by the University of Arkansas (see below). The model contains every building, every structure and every terrace in the entire city and is accurate to within 10cm (4") over most of the site.
SELLS, Ariz. – The Tohono O’odham Nation’s utility authority has been awarded $7.2 million in loan and grant funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to build the infrastructure for a high speed system on the nation’s reservation.
The funding was announced March 24 in a media conference call by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz.
“The congressman, President Obama and I are absolutely committed to building a strong future for rural America. That means focusing on the appropriate infrastructure to bring those communities into the 21st century. The key to that is the access to broadband Internet, which we believe is a critical factor to community and regional economic development,” Vilsack said.
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