Facebook has announced that it had fixed a map that included the Paracel and Spratly Archipelagoes as Chinese territory following complaints from Vietnam. Facebook has announced that it had fixed a map that included the Paracel and Spratly Archipelagoes as Chinese territory following complaints from Vietnam. Vietnamese Facebook users had expressed oppositions over what they called a "serious error" when discovering that the Paracel and Spratly islands were marked as Chinese on Facebook’s Boost Page feature. Many advertisers said that they would stop advertising on Facebook unless the company fixed and updated their Map app. The Ministry of Information and Communications on Sunday also lodged a complaint asking Facebook to explain their decision. Deputy head of the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications, Le Quang Tu Do, said that they had a reply from the social media site who explained that they … [Read more...] about Facebook tweaks Paracel and Spratly map following complaints
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The Urban Drainage Co. (UDC) has launched an app that updates users on flooded areas, rain, and flood tides in Ho Chi Minh City. The app has been developed as a two-way communications channel between the company and residents. UDI Maps uses Google’s map and driving direction features to provide detailed and accurate information on flooded locations in the city and recommend alternative routes. Users will receive the latest information and emergency alerts on flooding and can also send information and images of flooded areas to help UDC deal with the situation and mitigate losses. UDC previously coordinated with certain agencies to use the Geographic Information System (GIS), the foundation of UDI Maps, to issue flood alerts. The GIS database helps agencies to check the drainage system and propose solutions to flooding. But the GIS-based system was not well managed, making it difficult to monitor and repair sewers, according to the Southern Institute of Water Resources … [Read more...] about HCM City flood updates available on app
UDI Maps flood warning app launched Chi Thinh HCMC - Users of Android devices can now download UDI Maps app on Google Play if they want to get updates about flooded areas, rain and flood tides in HCMC. The app, developed by Urban Drainage Co Ltd (UDC), is seen as a two-way communication channel between the company and residents. UDI Maps uses the map and driving direction features of Google to provide detailed and accurate information about flooded locations in the city and alternative routes for road users. Users will receive latest information and emergency alerts on flooding. App users can also send information and images of flooded areas to help UDC timely deal with the actual situation and mitigate losses. Previously, UDC coordinated with some agencies to use the Geographic Information System (GIS), the foundation of UDI Maps, to issue flood alerts. The GIS database helps agencies to check the drainage system and propose solutions to flooding. But this GIS-based system was … [Read more...] about UDI Maps flood warning app launched
It appears that Vietnamese Pokémon GO addicts are the only ones willing to ruin the national map in order to avoid a few extra steps to reach a PokéStop. It appears that Vietnamese Pokémon GO addicts are the only ones willing to ruin the national map in order to avoid a few extra steps to reach a PokéStop. The Google Map of Vietnam has begun to transform since the launch of Pokémon GO in the country, with people using the Google Map Maker tool to create a number of fake ‘virtual’ public areas to facilitate their hunt. In Pokémon GO, the mobile game taking the world by storm, public places such as parks, historical markers, and monuments are likely to automatically be recognized as PokéStops – locations where players can collect eggs and Poké Balls. In an attempt to cheat the system, a number of Vietnamese players have been creating fake public places near their houses to dupe Pokémon GO into marking … [Read more...] about Are Vietnamese Pokemon GO players world’s only Google Maps abusers?
Google said it was tossing its Reader service and seven other products under a house cleaning campaign that has closed 70 of the Internet giant's features in the past two years. "These changes are never easy," Google senior vice president of technical infrastructure Urs Holzle on Wednesday said in a blog post. "But by focusing our efforts, we can concentrate on building great products that really help in their lives." Reader was launched in 2005 as a way for people to keep track of updates to favored websites using RSS feeds, which have become passe on the Internet. "While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined," Holzle said, noting that the Google Reader service will retire on July 1. Google's Building Maker, designed to help people make 3-D models of structures for the Internet firm's online maps, will be put out of commission June 1. Support for Google Voice's app for Blackberry handsets will end next week. "For Blackberry users who want to … [Read more...] about Google tosses Reader as house cleaning continues