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Old 07-13-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Must see map......

Only one I've ever seen of the type......what do you folks think of it?
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Actual "Weird Map" of Austin showing the most eclectic/local parts of the city-289346502_cae5f5b591_o.jpg  
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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I think I'm ok with not living in the wang of Austin.

Was this map really generated on the percentage of locally owned businesses?
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I think I'm ok with not living in the wang of Austin.

Was this map really generated on the percentage of locally owned businesses?
yes......note the lack of shading in the "burbs" as well.......and the plethora of it in the central area......and look at where all those shopping districts in that other post are..
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BTW, if anyone is into cool architectural firms, check this one out....not from Austin(actually Philly), but my God, how hip and eclectic its work is......wonder if they've done any work in Austin......seems like an Austin-y place...

http://www.vsba.com/

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BBTW, we need a storefront like this in Austin!


http://www.vsba.com/pdfs/BestProducts01.pdf (broken link)

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Old 07-13-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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It just has me curious is all because I can drive a mile from my house in the "burbs" and encounter dozens of small businesses. Mom & Pop restaurants, local franchises, local mechanics, vets, accountants, gyms, martial arts studios, doctor's offices... Do these not count? Surely they overrun the HEB, McD's, and Starbucks enough to drive the percentage up higher than the light shading on the map.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Austin
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It just has me curious is all because I can drive a mile from my house in the "burbs" and encounter dozens of small businesses. Mom & Pop restaurants, local franchises, local mechanics, vets, accountants, gyms, martial arts studios, doctor's offices... Do these not count? Surely they overrun the HEB, McD's, and Starbucks enough to drive the percentage up higher than the light shading on the map.
If you have them there, shop at 'em!.......I've found RR, CP, Leander, and Georgetown to be somewhat antiseptic and lacking a local flavor and look, but if you found decent local biz, please support 'em! Indeed, there may be no "pretty" local shopping districts in the burbs, and the "Malling of American" look is everywhere dense there, but you can find local diamonds in the rough there too!

Support local biz! That includes the burbs, if you can find 'em!
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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LOL! My former coworker made that map a few years back to enter in GIS day. It was just for fun and not based on any kind of accurate study.

Where did you find it? Just wondering how it ended up on here of all places.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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That does explain the suspect coloring in the middle...
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Austin
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LOL! My former coworker made that map a few years back to enter in GIS day. It was just for fun and not based on any kind of accurate study.

Where did you find it? Just wondering how it ended up on here of all places.
Seriously? Well, found it here, for what its worth!

keep austin weird

Didn't know it was part of a "coloring project"!
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: 78731
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I take offence to the fact that I'm Not Very Dense and Really Quite Normal.

...according to this map.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Seriously? Well, found it here, for what its worth!

keep austin weird

Didn't know it was part of a "coloring project"!
Ok, so it does credit John and mentions he made it for a contest, just doesn't mention it's for the "fun" category of the GIS Day map contest
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