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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
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NACIS 2016

Nathaniel V. KELSO

October 20, 2016
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  1. 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  
  2. 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  
  3. Champion  Street  Map,  Columbia  SC,  1988   (thanks  to  Ross

     Taylor,  University  of  South  Carolina  Map  Library)  
  4. 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.    
  5. Neighborhoods  are  not  subsets  or   subdivisions  of  ci@es,  

      but  instead  are  unincorporated  places.