Cartifact, a business mapping company, has launched a heat map of the homeless for downtown LA. The map can be used to track the shifts in the homeless population. I'm sure they've thought of a legitimate purpose (perhaps awareness)... But there's something a little big-brother about this one.
Implications - At the end of the day, however, this Downtown Los Angeles Homeless Map is still a pretty impressive technological achievement. It's impressive to see how the minds behind it have managed to chart such a vulnerable population amidst an area as densely populated as downtown Los Angeles. It does beg the question, however, about who else they can track so easily. Creepy!
Heat Map of the Homeless
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