CONVENIENCE: AN OPEN SOURCE MAP
This open source map is a geo-infographic resource for thinking about and/or contributing to the themes of diasporic proximity, displacement, belonging, convenience, and commerce. Although there is a map filter specifically for convenience stores, stories about gentrification, cultural exchange/conflict, and local businesses of any kind are welcome. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for some how-to's and more ideas of what you might add to this map!
HOW TO USE THE MAP (CRASH COURSE)
- Click the icon on the top left corner to explore the various map filters.
- Click the icon on the top right (with the four corner frames) to open up a new window to the source map on the Google MyMaps platform.
- CTRL/CMD + SCROLL to zoom in and out // left click, hold, + drag in order move the viewfinder around
- From MyMaps, you should be able to edit this very map. Please familiarize yourself with MyMaps here and here before trying to edit! Or experiment with this dummy map until you get the gist of editing. That way you don't risk deleting any data.
- Please keep in mind that it takes at least 10 minutes for changes to occur in embedded maps, after you have edited the source map. It will take even more time if many people are editing at once.
Date launched: Thursday, March 1, 2018