Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Are you reading Mapping For Justice blog?

While I've included maps in many articles on this blog since starting it in 2005 I also maintain a second blog, started in 2008, which focuses on uses of maps and visualizations.  Here are three recent stories.

Today, October 22 - click here

October 16 - click here

September 19 - click here

Maps communicate a spatial story, and some platforms do this with amazing interactive technology.  I've tried to harness these tools since 1993 to support the growth of volunteer-based tutor, mentor and learning programs in all high poverty neighborhoods of the Chicago region.

I've just shown three of many stories at MappingforJustice.blogspot.com. I encourage you to browse past articles. Use the tags on the right side of the home page to see categories of stories. Subscribe so you are updated as new stories are added.

Then share.  Encourage people to use the resources I point to and create daily map stories that focus attention to issues in specific parts of Chicago and other cities.

Encourage leaders to provide the talent and dollars to build the mapping capacity, as well as the data collection work, and the communications work, so more people are reached with map stories that motivate them to use their own time, talent and dollars to provide greater hope and opportunity to people living in economically disadvantaged areas.

I continue to look for help to do this work. Reach out to me on Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook.

If you can offer a contribution, use this link to help fund my efforts.

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