Tuesday, February 24, 2009
An important role of the European Union (EU) is to assist disadvantaged regions in their development. One might not have thought of NRW, our state, to be such a region when it comes to GIS. Yet, a recently funded EU project suggests a need for help. Come to think of it, an NRW university department now funded by the project was so poor, a few years ago, that it had to take a report published by us re-publish it with only minimal changes under its own name. At that time, financial support for this effort came from the state. Now it is nice to know that our friends in Salzburg come to the rescue, for goals that are surely more noble.
Five hundred days after my fifty days trip on which I started fiftyfriends, I feel like giving blogging another try. I had fun blogging last time, and enough things are going on here and there that make my fingers itch to hack a few thoughts now and then. For example, the leadership situation at our university prompted me to write this story on bakers and gardeners. Sorry for writing it in German; it was not meant for a Blog originally, and an English version may follow some day.