Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What is the Culpability of the Government?

Comment from a reader on the post: Who Cares if the Navy Trashed a Lousy Coral Reef?
The charts where seven miles off position. What is the culpability of the government in allowing incorrect data be printed by a charting firm that distributes worldwide data without checking its accuracy! Give me a break! 

Bugle: It wasn’t a charting firm that produced the inaccurate maps, which were eight nautical miles off in the placement of the reef. It was a US government agency. Note this story from Navy Times, which states:

The Digital Nautical Charts (DNC) used by the Guardian and most Navy ships are produced by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), a largely secret organization headquartered in Springfield,Va.

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