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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Making the personal, geospatial

New post on Mind Hacks

Making the personal, geospatial

by vaughanbell
CC licensed photo by Flickr user Paul Townsend. Click for origin.There is an old story in London, and it goes like this. Following extensive rioting, there is an impassioned debate about the state of society with some saying it shows moral decay while other claim it demonstrates the desperation of poverty.
In 1886, London hosted one of its regular retellingswhen thousands of unemployed people trashed London’s West End during two days of violent disturbances.
In the weeks of consternation that followed, the press stumbled on the work of wealthy ship owner Charles Booth who had begun an unprecedented project – mapping poverty across the entire city./.../,180400,6,large,5

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