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Poverty's Place Revisited

Mapping for Justice and Democratizing Data to Combat Poverty

By Maya Roy & Jason Reece

Mapping and GIS (geographic information systems) have proven to be important analytical and communications tools to understand how poverty and geography intersect and to identify barriers impeding community health and stability. This can only lead to better-informed advocacy for solutions to problems of poverty and location. Case studies show mapping technology's application in fighting poverty. The latest movement in the field is to bring mapping to the masses by closing the cost and technology gap, thereby empowering community advocates.

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