More on Using Google Maps for Advocacy

Will with onNYTurf writes in with more examples of Google Maps (he did the backend work on the hospital closure map from a couple of days ago), in particular one that shows which city councilors oppose or support a New York City proposal to limit the right of free assembly. Other maps are here, more good examples of how an advocacy campaign can use mapping applications to illustrate a point.


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Colin Delany
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  • Thanks for that powerful piece of information on using Google Maps to illustrate hospital closures in New York. These were very powerfully used to clearly support the argument.
    I think the quality use of charts; images and maps make for compelling statements. They enrich and add to a powerful medium.

  • I encourage you to visit the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator and see how we’re using a desk top ESRI GIS and an on-line, interactive Google-based map to draw volunteers and donors to tutor/mentor programs in high poverty areas of Chicago.

    Do you know of any others using maps like this to influence the flow of resources to non profits doing similar work, but in different parts of a city ?

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