Social mapping software turns neighbourhoods into ‘Livehoods’

You might think you know what neighbourhood you live in, but can you pinpoint your Livehood?

If you’re in Montreal, you can now, thanks to a new mapping software that redraws traditional city boundaries using data gleaned from social media services such as Twitter and Foursquare, a mapping application for smartphones that allows users to alert others when they are at a certain store, restaurant or other place of business.

Everybody knows that neighbourhoods are defined as much by the people who live in them as by their official geographic boundaries, but sometimes the two don’t always correspond… Read more

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