Saturday, June 27, 2015

Map fail



Now, I know this map from the recruiting video on CSE's website was probably slapped together by some PR firm, and of course it was never intended to be an authoritative depiction of Canada's borders.

But still.

You're a Canadian government agency. An intelligence agency. A foreign intelligence agency.

You're supposed to know where Canada ends and the rest of the world begins.

This map is a travesty.

A huge chunk of Alaska, including the entire Alaskan panhandle, has been absorbed by Canada. (1903 is avenged!) Even Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson appears to be in Canadian territory, which might come as a bit of a shock to the Canadian Forces personnel working on exchange with the U.S. forces there.

Most of Maine has been annexed. (Another boundary dispute revisited.)

And the 49th parallel is...

Well, it's not parallel, which is sort of the fundamental characteristic of a line of latitude.

Yes, I know, it's just a throwaway graphic that appears briefly in a recruiting video. So big deal.

But it's sloppy.

Nobody expects intelligence agencies to get everything right. But we can and should expect them to try.

1 Comments:

Blogger Michael And Ingrid Heroux said...

Michael And Ingrid Heroux

http://michaelandingridheroux.blogspot.ca/

Yeah, that map will make more sence when the US absorbs Canada.

We are being ignored by the CSEC commissioner Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe. They won't answer my wife and I's access to information requests. We applied over 3 months ago and they are not getting back to us. The Privacy Commissioner is not getting back to us and the Justice Department has been ignoring my requests since the beginning of 2014 and they won't answer my wifes request either and Peter Mackay is stepping down. They always say they are stepping down because of family. Harpers federal MP for Ontario John Baird stepped down, Harpers federal MP for British Columbia James Moore is stepping down.

We are liking the Blogger platform, it works well. I wish Google used their OS and hardware tracking technologies more efficiently on Blogger because after you tell Blogger not to track your view count for your OS and hardware it still does. Unless it needs full scripting and my NoScript is getting in the way but I doubt it.

We posted the documents for our first encounter with The Privacy Commissioner online from 2013-2014 just to show how they started avoiding us. If you are interested check it out and give us some advice on Blogger or blogging or whatever. Didn't do to well in english class but not everyone who reads news can understand proper written english anyways. Sometimes I will read news articles and wonder what the hell was that guy trying to say anyhow. Sometimes you can be too proper but I guess it depends how broad and articulate an audience you are looking for. Thanks for reading. Follow the money.

June 30, 2015 12:19 am  

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