Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mapping Oak Cliff's Realities, Possibilities

Dallas Morning News Article: Mapping Oak Cliff's Realities, Possibilities (08/16/08)

This recent article spotlights student Charles Jackson's use of GIS in an undergraduate project on the Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. Charles is a student I assisted with on may GIS projects. For this one in particular, he used GIS to create a Google Map webpage of various resources available in this low-income area. Charles' online project is entitled Oak Cliff Interactive.

Background information about this project and the technology used can be found in a blog entry I wrote last year.


JG_GIS said...

I saw you worked down in Laredo and was looking for some GIS jobs/contacts down there. I graduted from A&M International and now have a degree in GIS also and was looking for something down there. It seems that GIS knowledge is limited down there with potential growth. What do you think?

mapz said...

Yep it's been a while since I've been down to Laredo (5 to 6 years now), but while I was there the GIS knowledge and experience of folks at the university and in local government definitely had room for potential growth.

At the university (A&M International), the folks over at the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development were and continue to work extensively with large datasets and when I was there they were really getting into GIS.

Always neat to talk to someone from Laredo... ;)

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