GIS Offers a Visual Tour of Stimulus Funds

youthjobs…from Computerworld

“Do you wonder exactly where all of that federal stimulus money is being spent? GIS tools let you literally map out where in the U.S. those American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars are landing – and where the need is greatest.

“So, how well do they match up? The 12 maps in the White House’s Roadmap to Recovery report show where the funds are going, but those need overlays aren’t presented. GIS tools can provide graphical accountability. Wouldn’t it would be nice, for example, to see an overlay of unemployment data on this map showing where ARRA money is being spent to hire youth?”