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Mapping the Media in the Americas

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A partnership between the Carter Center, the University of Calgary and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas has produced an interactive web mapping tool designed to map and display media locations and ownership and electoral reform. The site focuses specifically on 12 countries in the westenr hemisphere and displays socio-economic data as well voting patterns and media locations (e.g. radio antennaes, newspaper offices, etc.). The site still seems to be in its infancy as the interactive mapping tool seems to work only for Canada. The maps themselves are reminscent of CAD drawings and could benefit from a better cartographic design. (Currently it seems a little difficult to access, probably because of traffic.)

Read the press release on GISUser.com.

1 Responses to “Mapping the Media in the Americas”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous 

    Just a clarification on my comments...the federal election was 23 January, not 28 January, and we will be updating our data once the results are official, which is 28 days after the election.

    On another note, this is a three-year project, and we are about half-way through. Guatemala and the Dominican Republic will be up soon, along with Peru (which went live today). As the data is more readily available is some countries than others, the rate of completion of each country is unknown until we physically get in there. For instance, our fifth country is Chile, and we anticipated a quick turnaround time. This has not proven to be the case, however, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is a recent change in government there.

    We appreciate the comments on the cartographic design - and we agree! We are always working on the design elements, and any suggestions would be appreciated!

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