Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Geography of Pizza Thesis Blog

Graduate student Mark Turgeon of Cal State University contacted me about his on-going thesis, the Geography of Pizza.  His goal is to study and map the current geography of pizza preferences in the United States.

Turgeon states his thesis "has a duel hypothesis. The first hypothesis revolves around pizza-style preference, identity, common regional styles and the idea of home. The second hypothesis deals with (VGI) Volunteered Geographic Information and the uses of social media and crowd-sourced data to acquire information for web-based mapping."

The VGI information is displayed on map.  Turgeon's website is just getting started but there is not a lot up right now, however, but as time goes on he is sure to add more.

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