This Gambrell map plots the top Autocomplete response per state for ‘why is…’ for a zeitgeisty look at folks’ perceptions of the various United States.
Using Google’s Autocomplete feature, ‘why is Alabama’, and so on, typed in -with the top response used to assign the label of each of the United States. This map uses the autocomplete method to paint in the spirit of the times per state made popular by Dorothy Gambrell, various interrogative prefixing was the idea of Adam Flink here at IDV. Adobe Fireworks was used to compose the map.
At the Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-enabled Society conference in Boston, Kirk Goldsberry, who is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard, gave a fascinatng presentation with the help of two of his students on the topic of personal geographic data and privacy. Geoff Zeiss provides a recap.