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Detroitography Story

A Collaborative Platform for Maps

Alex B. Hill started this project in an attempt to bring together various Detroit cartographers and their great work. Data and maps were becoming prolific in Detroit and he wanted to see a collaborative platform that brought data and maps back to focusing on people, stories, and experiences.

The City of Detroit has a deep history which has changed and shaped its unique geography, economy, and society. Maps offer great insight into the past and help us visualize sometimes confusing information, but they are only one piece of the puzzle.