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Snap to the graph, not the grid

Snap to the graph, not the grid

Location coordinate data lacks important context.

Coordinate pairs are regular and orderly, but they are entirely ambiguous when used to represent more conceptual places like states, cities, stores and neighborhoods.

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Feedback and analysis: the missing ingredients in local’s recipe

Feedback and analysis: the missing ingredients in local’s recipe

Access to local information is great, but context is even better

There’s plenty of enthusiasm for local / hyperlocal projects, but the sweepstakes has yet to be won. So many of these local efforts rely on traditional information delivery through news articles or databases. That material has use, no doubt. Yet few projects take the extra step and put that data into context.

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