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How to look after and present geological information

How to look after and present geological information

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:56

Today I visited the Information Centre in the Geological Survey, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  A very positive experience!  Those of you who have also been in such institutions in other developing countries will understand my pleasure after looking at the pictures below.  Ask yourself - when last did you see such a well-organised setup?

Information Centre in Ethiopian Geological Survey

Information Centre

Information Centre

My pleasure only increased when I was able to obtain the requested information (some geological maps, general reports about the geology and mineral potential of Ethiopia, etc.) onto a USB stick.  Took about 15 minutes.  I know I'm working as a World Bank consultant right now, but I understand that anyone from the public or from any mining or exploration company could obtain the same information for a very nominal fee.

The Centre was clearly under pretty strong leadership, long may it continue!

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