Both geography and cartography have regained significant popularity in the last two decades as students are increasingly drawn to job opportunities in the geospatial world. In this blog site, I share my own tidbits from geography, GIS, cartography, and planning - fields in which I have spent few years poking around.


Modeling Gentrification

Gentrification is the process of middle income people taking over older neighborhoods in central cities by purchasing the homes, renovating them and changing the character  of the neighborhoods completely.  This process has been ongoing for decades and represents part of the back to the city movement of both capital and people in America, (Slater and …

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Classical Models in Geography

Human geography, like other social science disciplines, has it fair share of models. Models are abstractions or simplifications of the inner working of complex phenomena that exist in the real world.  We build models to reflect out understanding of how things work.  The models will provide us with a way to describe phenomena as well …

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