Internet domain addressing control to stay with ICANN for now

An agreement was reached last night, ahead of the UN World Summit on the Information Society, to keep the Internet domain addressing control under ICANN, which is under the nominal control of the US Dept of Commerce. A new group, the Internet Governance Forum, has been created to look at Internet issues. It has no binding authority, but gives other nations a place to discuss issues that have international significance

I think that while shared governance of the Internet is a goal to look forward to, there is no mechanism available right now to actually implement, so the agreement to me is the best thing for now.

Here are a few links to articles about the agreement that was reached



GAW Day 3: GIS Day – Magic in the Muggle World

A little different than the rest of the posts this week, but here it is. Check out the podcast.

With only a few days left before the release of the 4th movie in the Harry Potter series, The Goblet of Fire, I thought it might be time to follow in Mapz’s lead and look at how an item from the magical world compares to our muggle technology. The Marauder’s Map is a piece of parchment enchanted by four rapscallions in their younger days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which finds its way into the hands of Harry (thanks to the boundless generosity of the Weasley twins). This magical map is a detailed representation of the school: the different rooms, hallways, floors, and many of the objects within the school…all of these things AND a “real-time� tracking of the location and movements of each person (even pets!) within the school.

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Show notes for AVSP SE03 – GIS Day 2005

A VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – SE03
November 16, 2005

Main Topic: GIS Day 2005

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Music by Tyson Emanuel

In this special episode we are joined by Rick Lawson, WV ESRI rep, and VerySpatial friend Frank. The conversation covers what we think GIS Day represents and the importance of GIS education and the role of GIS as a profession.

GIS Certification Institute
Left to right: Frank, Rick, Sue and Jesse