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October 8, 2013

Defining 'Downtown'

The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

From the article:

Last year, the U.S. Census Bureau released a report on population trends in American downtowns, a helpful step toward quantifying the claims made by many cities that residents (and jobs) are moving there in droves (you can view the original report here... whenever the federal government reopens and the Census Bureau's shuttered website comes back online). The Census' blunt definition of "downtown," though, inevitably produced some grousing about over-and under-counts of local populations. It measured "downtown," for lack of a better universal definition, as everything within a 2-mile radius of the local city hall.

May 24, 2013

East and West Dakota?

Had the Cookie Crumbled Differently: East and West Dakota

from the site:

Lurking beneath the surface of what on the face of the map looks like a perfectly non-suspect pair of cartographic personae is an intriguing allohistorical question: What is the Dakota Split had never happened? Or: What if it had happened differently?

May 18, 2009

Mapping/GIS Blogs

Looking for blogs that discuss mapping and GIS, point out cool and interesting maps in the news or published elsewhere, look at new online mapping applications...? A couple of lists with possibilities you can explore have been posted at WhatsYourPlace and Off the Map.

We are always interested in what others are following online. Feel free to share your favorite Mapping/GIS/Geography blog - e-mail us at mapref@umn.edu.