Case Study: Mapping Muslim Neighborhoods

TitleCase Study: Mapping Muslim Neighborhoods
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWright, D, DiBiase, D, Harvey, F
PublisherUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
KeywordsDiversity , Geographic , Geographic Information Sciences , Privacy , Privacy and Surveillance , PUBLIC , public safety
AbstractA GIS Professional at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events is contacted to assist in a community mapping project whose object is to map the geographic locations of different Muslim populations around Los Angeles and to look at their history, demographics, language, culture, socio-economic status, and social interactions. News of the program gets out, and a number of representatives of Muslim groups in the area express their concerns about the mapping project. The GIS Professional, who is also associate director of the Center, is worried about the unfavorable publicity that might come from working on the project.
NotesThis work was supported by National Science Foundation grant # GEO-0734888.
OEC Unique IdentifierEthics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse
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