Quick Hits - 6/10/11

A new Kentucky bill makes it fineable if you input data into your GPS while driving.

- WAVE 3

A new study actually suggests cell phone use may interfere with airplane safety. "Twenty-six incidents affected flight controls, while 17 affected navigation systems and 15 affected communication systems. Thirteen, says ABC, produced “engine indications” and other warnings." But the reports were anecdotal, best I understand, because it collected data from "commercial pilots and crewmembers and cited 75 incidents in which the respondents believed PEDs may have created electronic interference that impacted flight systems."

- MSNBC

The MAPPS Blog reports on the FGDC (corrected 6/13/11, was "NGAC") meeting this week:

Surprisingly and disappointingly, it was the first meeting of the group responsible for coordination of federal geospatial activities since President Obama took office 2½ years ago. The agenda was long on reports and short on votes, decisions, and actions.  In fact, no votes were taken or policy decisions made.  A lot of frustration was expressed and promises were made for action before the next meeting, the date of which was not established. 

- MAPPS Blog


Published Friday, June 10th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg


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