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.