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Cover: Background: Share of home mortgage applications in Atlanta, Georgia without race-ethnicity information, 1999. Pattern confirms that nondisclosure rates are highest in predominantly African-American neighborhoods. SOURCE: Wyly, E. K., and S. R. Holloway. 2002. The Disappearance of Race in Mortgage Lending. Economic Geography 78(2):129-163

Top left: Urban rowhouse in Washington, D.C. SOURCE: Monica Lipscomb, Washington, D.C.

Center left: GIS made available via community data centers can engage citizens in urban and regional planning as demonstrated by this photograph. SOURCE: Photodisc stock photos, Technology at Work. Copyright 1999 CORBIS.

Bottom right: Examples of data layer overlays including (from top to bottom) land ownership, demographics, transportation and aerial imagery. SOURCE: National States Geographic Information Council and Federal Geographic Data Committee. nd. Using Geography to Advance the Business of Government: The Power of Place to Support Decision Making. CD-ROM. Washington, D.C.: NSGIC.

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