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Mapping and the Middle East…

February 5, 2009 Leave a comment

A small excerpt in the opinion section of the New York Times yesterday discusses how a community map was created from a leaked database managed by the Israeli government to keep track of important events that have occurred regarding the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.  The database was created to be able to keep the government up-to-date on the happenings of what is going on in the West Bank including violence against these settlements from Palestinians.  With this information, a citizen who took special interest in this database, spatially located the information from the database and put together an interactive map displaying the history and characteristics of each Jewish settlement.

To read more about this news story, click here

Kenneth E. Liwag, Rutgers University Planning Intern, VERTICES, LLC.

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