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Fun with mapping

12/07/04


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DowntownIf you're a map nut (and who isn't?), the state Office of Geographic and Environmental Information's OLIVER is more fun than any one person should be allowed to have.

Once you download the Java applet, you get a map of Massachusetts onto which you can layer all sorts of things, from census data to forest coverage to the locations of schools to photos. And you can zoom in (look what I did on the Boston blogs page, and yes, Jody, I still need to do a map of bloggers outside 128). In fact, you can zoom way, way in. Look, it's our house (the one in the center; squint and you can see the above-ground pool). Damn, we weren't home to wave to the satellite!

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Jody says (on December 8, 2004 09:14 AM):

Okay, I almost just chocked on my coffee! You are psychic!

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Peter says (on December 8, 2004 11:06 AM):

There are many communities *inside* 128 that aren't on that map yet, let alone *outside* 128. Beverly for example...

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carpundit says (on December 8, 2004 07:14 PM):

There are people outside 128?

Why?

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