Mapping technology helps preserve Inuit culture in Canada

03/20/2013 | Nunatsiaq News (Nunavut)

Technology invented by geographer Fraser Taylor is helping the Inuit people to map areas of the Canadian territory of Nunavut to preserve their traditional place names. The technology, known as Nunaliit, enables users to work with not only text but also video, audio and pictures. "Print is totally inadequate to capture the storytelling traditions," Taylor said. He recently received a grant to improve the hardware and software used for mapping.

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