Who ARE the People in your Neighborhood? Developing Mapzen’s Neighborhood Database

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October 20, 2016
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Who ARE the People in your Neighborhood? Developing Mapzen’s Neighborhood Database

Nat Case, INCase LLC
nat@incasellc.com
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Nathaniel V. KELSO

October 20, 2016
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  1. Who ARE the People in your Neighborhood? Developing Mapzen’s Neighborhood

    Database Nat Case, INCase LLC nat@incasellc.com
  2. Who’s  On  First   Processed  tags  and  generated  polygons,  centroids,

       and  calcluated  prominence  based  number  of  tagged  photos   Flickr   Geotags  using  Where  On  Earth  geocode  list   Where  On  Earth   From  GeoPlanet  to  Yahoo  
  3. Where  On  Earth  field  classifica@on   (from    Wikipedia)  

  4. None
  5. Proofed  areas,  December  2015-­‐December  2016  

  6. Total  WOF  neighborhood  space  

  7. 1.  WOE’s  source  data  was  bad   2.  WOE’s  compila@on

     was  bad   3.  Flickr’s  users  were  bad   4.  QuaProshapes  and  Zetashapes  logic  was  bad   5.  Ci@es  are  stupid   6.  Ci@es  don’t  have  neighborhoods   7.  Ci@es  are  confusing  
  8. WOE  source  data  was  bad  

  9. Mostly  street  names  

  10. Old  plaPed  addi@ons  and  subdivisions  

  11. Deprecated  placenames  

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  14. Champion  Street  Map,  Columbia  SC,  1988   (thanks  to  Ross

     Taylor,  University  of  South  Carolina  Map  Library)  
  15. WOE  compila@on  was  bad  

  16. Missing  rioni  

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  19. Green  Project   Sand  Lake  Groves     Orange  County

     GIS  
  20. Flickr  users  are  bad  

  21. Yellow  =  “Downtown  Omaha”  

  22. Quatroshapes  and     Zetashapes  logic  were  bad  

  23. Hamburg  city  limits  (green)  and     Quatroshapes  polygons  for

        neighborhoods  
  24. Ci@es  are  stupid  

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  26. Ci@es  don’t  have  neighborhoods  

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  28. Ci@es  are  confusing  

  29. Greater  Metropolitan  Manchester  

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  31. Honolulu  

  32. Honolulu  

  33. Blue:  LGAs   Red:  Locali@es/Suburbs  

  34. LAS  VEGAS   North  Las  Vegas   Henderson  

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  36. SF  Weekly,  Apr  30,  2008      

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  38. A  couple  ideas  

  39. There  are  two  basic  kinds  of  populated  place  geography:  

      radial  and  bounded.       Every  named  populated  place  has  at  least  the  poten@al     to  have  both  kinds  of  geography.    
  40. Village  of  Bledington  

  41. Parish  of  Bledington   Village  of  Bledington  

  42. Neighborhoods  are  not  subsets  or   subdivisions  of  ci@es,  

      but  instead  are  unincorporated  places.  
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  45. Greater  Metropolitan  Manchester  

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