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The Future Geographers of Detroit Haven’t Yet Made a Map

Originally posted on DETROITography:
Students @BoggsSchool met with special guest @alexbhill this week about how to visualize data pic.twitter.com/jCeehEp7Y1 — DetroitFutureSchools (@DFS_tweets) May 29, 2015 In May, I had the honor and privilege to collaborate with the Detroit Future Schools program at the Boggs School to present a series of activities about data visualization. Our…

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Map: Children’s Neighborhoods in Detroit

Originally posted on DETROITography:
When the Skillman Foundation launched the “Good Neighborhoods” Initiative in 2006 they focused on the areas of Detroit that had high numbers of children and high rates of poverty. I assume that they utilized 2000 Census data and wanted to check if there was any significant shift. While I run a…

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Map: Detroit’s Ubiquitous Places – Church and Liquor

Originally posted on DETROITography:
Inspired by Nathan Yau’s work at FlowingData on pizza place geography and grocery store geography, I wanted to see how Detroit’s ubiquitous locations compared. Driving along Van Dyke where there was church after church (many abandoned) interspersed with liquor stores gave me the idea of examining which type of location dominated…

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