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Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

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January 26th, 2010 by Susan Smith

“An investigation into whether more than 39 Bettendorf voters were assigned to the wrong ward or legislative district turned up more than 300 Scott County voters casting ballots in the wrong elections.”

January 3, 2010, Kurt Allemeier, QC Times

http://www.qctimes.com/news/local/article_6b0caf24-f80e-11de-b0a9-001cc4c03286.html

“BANGALORE: The mash-up story is an old but compelling one, particularly when used for advocacy as in Tunisia where exile Sami Ben Gharbiais used a GoogleMaps mash-up to paint a different kind of landscape.

So random net surfers were startled to find the Tunisian map dotted with a string of prisoner’s names, their biographies, and videos of their family members telling the story of the human rights situation in the country.”

“Drawing Maps for Change,” by Deepa Kurup, The Hindu, January 3, 2010

http://www.hindu.com/2010/01/03/stories/2010010355291000.htm

GIS mapping technology is helping underprivileged communities get better services — from education and transportation to health care and law enforcement — by showing exactly what discrimination looks like.

“The Revolution will be Mapped” Public Intelligence Blog, Bob Burtman

http://www.phibetaiota.net/?p=19839

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