Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Geographic Analysis of How to Get Protesters to Tahrir Square

Click to Enlarge
iRevolution links to a recent Tufts GIS Poster Expo winner entitled Identifying Strtegic Protest Routes for Civil Resistance.  The poster is based off efforts by Egyptian protest leaders who thought out the spatial analysis of how to get scores of hundreds of individuals, mobile street protests to unite and travel to Tahrir Square in Cairo without being stopped by the numerous cops that work for the Arab Socialist Police State which is Egypt.  The geographer behind the project, Jessica, does a great job considering police stations, mosques used as rally points, street traffic density, and more.  I am actually worried about not doing Jessica's project justice with my summary so I encourage everyone to reader her poster.

No comments: