Mapping Challenge Update (09/17/2020): City / Town Halls in MA, CT, & RI

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Almost 200 new points have been added since last week - NICE WORK!  Since this challenge is nearing completion, we performed our spatial analyses to help identify remaining communities. 

See our original post from August 27, 2020 for additional tips and tricks.

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Remaining Communities 

We performed a spatial overlay between US Census's Incorporated Places dataset and all the city / town hall features that have been collected to date. There's a handful of incorporated places in these states that do not yet have a city/town hall point inside their bounaries; the map below highlights these communities.  NOTE that this does not mean every one of these communities is missing a point.  It is possible that some of these communities do not have a building that fits our definition of a city / town hall while others may have already been collected but their city / town hall falls outside of their corporate boundary.  So please help us research these communities and determine if a city / town hall exists!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in MA, CT, RI (w/ IncorporatedPl)

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: The labeled communities on this map represent incorporated places in MA, CT, and RI that do not yet have a city/town hall within their corporate boundaries (Public domain).

We performed a similar analysis between US Census's Minor Civil Divisions dataset and city / town halls collected to date; the results of this analysis are highlighted in the map below.  NOTE that this does not mean every one of these communities is missing a point.  It is possible that some of these communities do not have a building that fits our definition of a city / town hall while others may have already been collected but their city / town hall falls outside of their corporate boundary.  Please help us research these communities and determine if a city / town hall exists!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in MA, CT, RI (w/ Towns)

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: The labeled communities on this map represent minor civil divisions (i.e., towns) in MA, CT, and RI that do not yet have a city/town hall within their corporate boundaries (Public domain).