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

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

Nat Case, INCase LLC
[email protected]
NACIS 2016

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
    [email protected]

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  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  

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  3. Where  On  Earth  field  classifica@on  
    (from    Wikipedia)  

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  4. Proofed  areas,  December  2015-­‐December  2016  

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  5. Total  WOF  neighborhood  space  

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  6. 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  

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  7. WOE  source  data  was  bad  

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  8. Mostly  street  names  

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  9. Old  plaPed  addi@ons  and  subdivisions  

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  10. Deprecated  placenames  

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  11. Champion  Street  Map,  Columbia  SC,  1988  
    (thanks  to  Ross  Taylor,  University  of  South  Carolina  Map  Library)  

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  12. WOE  compila@on  was  bad  

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  13. Missing  rioni  

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  14. Green  Project  
    Sand  Lake  Groves  
     
    Orange  County  GIS  

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  15. Flickr  users  are  bad  

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  16. Yellow  =  “Downtown  Omaha”  

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  17. Quatroshapes  and    
    Zetashapes  logic  were  bad  

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  18. Hamburg  city  limits  (green)  and    
    Quatroshapes  polygons  for    
    neighborhoods  

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  19. Ci@es  are  stupid  

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  20. Ci@es  don’t  have  neighborhoods  

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  21. Ci@es  are  confusing  

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  22. Greater  Metropolitan  Manchester  

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

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  24. LAS  VEGAS  
    North  Las  Vegas  
    Henderson  

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  25. SF  Weekly,  Apr  30,  2008    
     

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  26. A  couple  ideas  

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  27. 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.    

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  28. Village  of  Bledington  

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  29. Parish  of  Bledington  
    Village  of  Bledington  

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  30. Neighborhoods  are  not  subsets  or  
    subdivisions  of  ci@es,    
    but  instead  are  unincorporated  places.  

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  31. Greater  Metropolitan  Manchester  

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