The latest thing to happen is the installation of a brand-new geo-stationary communcations satellite for the UK. Pioneered using students, professors from the University and city officials, Mirum A has been launched from the ESA/UKSA (European Space Agency/UK Space Agency) Craft Port.
The satellite is not only capable of giving GPS co-ordinates to an accuracy of 1cm, but can take high-resolution photographs of Earth, with a zoom capable of looking at a newspaper in a person's hand.
We have taken the oppotunity to use Mirum to take pictures of our fair city. Although this view may look hideous, even horrifying, several new directives are in order.
In the East section of the city (as on the image) there are several 'green spaces' within the industrial sector. This is part of a new scheme to lower industrial pollution. The council have decided to not raise taxes on industry, but has instead said that all current and prospective industrial users MUST put at least 50m2 of trees or green spaces, in order to combat the rise in pollution. Failure to do so will result in land being re-zoned for other uses.
Some directives that are not shown on the map include the merging of the district of Harney with some other parts to form Eloiseville, named after the wife of Spoclety. This will rename the constituency Eloiseville, and a by-election will occur. Bookmakers are saying that the area could vote Labour.
Another directive is to build more parks in dense public areas, such as Old Spoclety (in the SW of the photo) and in North Harney (or N. Eloiseville), at the very North of the photo.
The second image shows the level of zoom that can be done by Mirum. (This is only half the level)
The image is of the South West Eloiseville/South East Old City districts of the city, separated by the M8 also known as the In-City Expressway.
There are some notable places in this image.
There is the Council Building, which is modelled on the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
In the bottom of the image, you can see the M8, also known as the In-City Expressway.
Just North of the M8, you can see the Gatley Power Plant, named after the Roads and Transport Minister, who designed most of the initial roads in the city's grid system, and the route of the first bus service, and the first few Underway Lines, including the Cibus-Line.
Next month the city will host the Gaming Conference, a giant meeting and show for all of the major video-game players (no pun intended), including EA, and Spoclety-born Lusio Games (Lusio is Latin for playing), at the world-famous Aula Loquitur in central Eloiseville.
There are new updates on the city problems.
Air Pollution is slowly decreasing due to the Green Industrials Act.
Road traffic has been lessening its strain on capacity by the placement of new bus stops in residential roads, and the creation of more Underway Lines that go through such zones as well as commercial zones.