Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Gentilly map project to help plan rebuilding

Dartmouth News - Project color-codes New Orleans neighborhood for recovery status - 06/05/06:
"As part of ongoing recovery efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans, Dartmouth College's MOSAIC project, helmed by Quintus Jett, a visiting professor at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, is taking advantage of web-based 'open organizing,' an organizing framework based on the principles of open-source programming. The newest MOSAIC initiative relies on GIS (Geographical Information Systems) to build an online community map showing color-coded levels of recovery. Among those helping to create the GIS map are a group of Dillard University students who are taking part in the project as part of a graduation service requirement."

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