March 10, 2008
British Columbia Government close to moving forward with Google Earth deal
This one from the Victoria Times Colonist... The B.C. government is set to announce a deal with online search engine Google that will make it the first Canadian province to link its detailed forestry, mineral and topographical database into Google Earth. According to the article, The province and Google are "within a month or so" of announcing more details and costs of the partnership. Recall in related news from B.C, Nanaimo (http://www.nanaimo.ca) recently launched a service that plots calls to its fire department in real time through Google Maps, allowing users to watch what the fire department is doing at any given moment. Nanaimo has been one of the most progressive cities around that have made their data available to users of Google maps and Google Earth.