Can one entity claim to "own" the definition of a neighborhoods' boundaries? Apparently. One map maker is suing another in a lawsuit that "highlights the growing importance of neighborhood data in web applications and science. Since [mapper Bernt Wahl] pioneered the industry four years ago, other companies have entered the neighborhood-mapping field, which has swollen into a big part of a $17 billion localized-mapping industry, says Ian White, CEO of San Francisco-based Urban Mapping." [Wired]
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