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NPR ran a nice story yesterday about a blog that tracks interesting applications of Google Maps. One example is a map of local murders from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

I’ve been encouraging one of our master’s students to work on a project linking a map to a database of local education statistics. This student has taken a couple of mapping courses in the university’s geography department, on his own initiative. Smart!

One of the best examples of this kind of package, of course, is Adrian Holovaty‘s award-winning ChicagoCrime.org.

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