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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ward 5 Special Election: Where the Candidates Live

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A friend sent me an interesting map of where the Ward Five candidates for Harry Thomas' seat live (based on mail addresses provided to DCBOEE). The map came out of a discussion of the geography of political power in Ward Five.  He was saying that most of that power is concentrated in the neighborhoods near Brookland and Michigan Park. His map depicts the locations of the home addresses for each candidate who turned in their petition signatures. Do you see a pattern here?

11 comments:

IMGoph said...

The pattern I see confuses the hell out of me. Why are there lines in the background, why not just place points?

inked said...

We could always make a second map without lines. My point was that most candaidates are clustered pretty close together.

Waaahmbulance said...

Is this based off of their contact info from the page you have linked? I think that most people's contact info and home address are probably the same, but not all, like that of Tim Day.
Or is this based off of a different list?

Anonymous said...

Some map geek could create a cool map that includes a visual to demonstrate population density as well as place point for the addresses.

I'm no such geek however.

It seems that the people are clustered in the more dense neighborhoods, however. You also cant see the ward outline on the map, so it's harder to visualize the spread.

David S. said...

Waaahmbulance is right. Tim Day's address for this purpose should be:

3205 7th St NE
Washington, DC 20017-1414

http://www.whitepages.com/name/Timothy-W-Day/Washington-DC/3nmswk4

I think he didn't put it as his contact address because people have vandalized his home.

inked said...

Waaahmbulance,
I'm assuming that he based it off that list. But yeah, that's obviously not tim Day's home address.

Robby said...

It is interesting that the northern western most, and the south eastern most part of the ward doesn't have a lot of candidates. I wonder how this correlates to polling.

Bloomingdale resident said...

Um, is F in Ward 5? John Salatti is not on here.

inked said...

Bloomingdale resident,
F is addressed above. It's just the mailing address for Tim Day.

Robby said...

Yeah, it's clear the map isn't accurate, and perhaps, is confusing with all of the lines. Beyond that, we can take if for what it is.

Anonymous said...

Was the pattern left by the Masons when they built DC?