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Plan for replicating the Chicago race map

  • Download 2014 ACS 5y ancestry estimates (census tracts)
  • Knock out all non-livable areas out of the census tracts
    • Roadedge (Cook Co Open Data) <-- Stuck trying to simplify this file to be manageable
    • Parks (Cook)
    • Non-residential land use (OSM)
    • Non-residental OSM buildings (OSM)
  • Massively simplify the resulting tracts
springmeyer /
Last active Dec 24, 2020
Mapnik on Amazon Linux AMI (Fedora)
# Boot up a machine with at least 1.5 to 2 GB Ram
# login
chmod 600 key.pem
ssh -i key.pem
# update