Category Archives: Community Mapping

What is Geographic Information?

http://www.agi.org.uk/what-is-geographic-information/ The basics – great starting point.  

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Checking the connections

A web site is known by the connections it keeps. In life, the number and quality of connections we have can determine everything from personal longevity to organizational success. Similar phenomenon apply to web sites. The number of links to … Continue reading

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Visual display of site pages

One of the many emails we receive pointed to this interesting visualization applet. After entering a website address, the applet generates a visual display of nodes, connectors and connections. Clusters illustrate the networks of related content. Aside from the pleasant visual display, the … Continue reading

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Social Determinants of Health catalyst

The Public Health Agency of Canada finally made official what many knew. Atlantic Canada, specifically St. Francis Xavier University (Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s alma mater), will be the prime Canadian focus for the social determinants of health approach to health … Continue reading

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Designing data

This came via Ziya Oz of the SIGIA-L list. It will inspire anyone who wants to connect data to understanding. http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=hans_rosling

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Social Services Database

Earlier this year there was a conversational thread about online databases for the social services. List members interested in this topic might be interested in viewing a fully functioning Community Asset prototype done by ITScooperative. ITScooperative joined together with the … Continue reading

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Jane Addams and Hull House online

Those interested in the Social Welfare Policiy / Advocacy / Settlement House / Community Action roots of Social Work will appreciate this site from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Most of their new historical site is under development. It … Continue reading

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