GIS and Hate

Just came across a very interesting application of GIS: tracking the spatial distribution of hate. This is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that was created in 1971 to follow, report on, and litigate against hate groups in the U.S. The site, a part of SPL’s Intelligence Project, shows the point distribution of Neo Nazis, racist skin heads, White Supremicists, Ku Klux Klan, as well as Black Separatists. It also shows the cartographic power in choosing appropriate symbology. Like the disaster wiki, this application demonstrates the benefits of GIS.

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