"...there is no injunction on the state to map its roads anymore than there is for it to map the locations of deaths attributable to motor vehicles, or the density of cancer-linked emissions from internal combustion engines, or the extent of noise pollution associated with automotive traffic..."image source
"It would be gratifying to live in a state that produced 1.75 million copies of such maps and distributed them free of cost...but states find it more expedient to publish maps of highways."
—Wood, Rethinking the Power of Mapsimage source
"out of the 17,000 law-enforcement agencies in the United States, only 750, or 4.4% of them, submitted death-by-police data to the FBI in the most recent year available."source
"...the origins of the project, scraping and visualisation architectures, on Data Journalism vs Data Activism vs Open Source, and how to disrupt the marketing of a $25Bn company without getting sued."source