I've used this blog for more than 12 years to show uses of maps in stories that attract attention to important issues and to places where people need extra help from volunteer-based tutor, mentor and learning programs and much more.
Here's a resource to add to your collection. I've known about MapsCorps for a couple of years but had not seen their community mapping pages.
If you go to https://mapscorps.org/ and scroll down on the home page you'll see this map of Chicago.
Next click on any of the Chicago community areas shown in red to open a map focused specifically on that area. I clicked on Washington Park, which is just West of Hyde Park on Chicago's South side.
ICYMI, our panel discussion with Jennifer Axelrod from @ChiTrust, @NiaAbdullahHU from @MAPSCorps, and @jake_ament from @LISCChicago is now available. See the thread below for quotes and some of the tools and plans discussed today. https://t.co/zbs4DZK738— To&Through Project (@UChiToThrough) November 17, 2021
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