Geography grab bag
Place and health has a long tradition. The birth of modern spatial analysis of disease is often credited to John Snow’s London cholera map (sidebar: on our honeymoon to London, I took my wife on a public health pilgrimage to the Broad Street pump and nearby John Snow pub). Check out the WHO’s health mapping site to get a sense how far it’s come.
Couple of interesting links on mapping.
Washington Post reports on “Maps with a Higher Profile“
Maps as art takes an interesting twist in this Washington Post piece, “Here Be Dragons“
From the Webyantra blog:
Mapunity (short for MAP for commUNITY) is a social entrepreneurship venture that is creating a Geographic Information System focused on socio-economic change.
Web 2.0 versions of social mapping exercises we used to do in the Peace Corps that overlay social networks and two dimensional representations of the physical world … Check out Tulapo.com as one of a thousand examples of ‘mash-ups’ (how early 2006).
Postscript – A quick nod to a fun Feb 6th post at PSDblog “Development 2.0” on dev-tech ‘what-ifs’ . The comments are definitely worth a read too.