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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » April 29th, 2015, 5:21 pm

Minneapolis now has a 3D Flyover tour. Pretty cool.

Sticks in downtown exclusively. Zooms around the Hennepin Ave. Bridge, City Hall, Foshay, Westminster Presbyterian, flys past the central big three towers and finishes at Target Field.

I'd have designed a different route personally, but this ain't bad. The 3D data is more than a year old, so the boom in Downtown East isn't shown.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » April 29th, 2015, 10:05 pm

There are some amazingly beautiful city maps in this map set of where people are taking their photos. Here is the geotagged photos map of the Twin Cities. Certain sites stand out, like the state fair, Washington avenue bridge, sculpture garden, stone arch bridge, Nicollet Mall. Zoom around! Map of the Day candidate?

https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/enf.1a7 ... 2/-93.1902

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby min-chi-cbus » April 30th, 2015, 7:27 am

What do the lines indicate?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Realstreets » April 30th, 2015, 7:46 am

beykite wrote:Anyone familiar with the website wikitravel? Out of curiosity I looked up Minneapolis and noticed the "Stay Safe" section is pretty... ridiculous...? Its worth noting the same section for Lagos, Nigeria is like 3 paragraphs less.
Super Duper Paranoid Wiki Editor wrote: Do not get off the Blue Line at Lake Street/Midtown station, especially after dark.
:lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: along with the entire paragraph on flash mobs... Can we all flash mob that website and get this changed? It's embarassing.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » April 30th, 2015, 8:37 am

The lines indicate sight lines of geotagged images. You could say it shows the best views in a city.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MSPtoMKE » April 30th, 2015, 11:07 am

A geotagged photo only contains the location of where a photo was taken, it has no way of knowing what direction the camera was facing, that I am aware of.
My flickr photos.

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Postby Anondson » April 30th, 2015, 11:19 am

I was wrong about the sight lines... Here is a citylab article explaining what's going on in the lines.

http://www.citylab.com/tech/2015/04/map ... me/391775/

Seems the map maker took the geotags, connected the geotags of a path that was walked.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 1st, 2015, 11:02 am

beykite wrote:Anyone familiar with the website wikitravel? Out of curiosity I looked up Minneapolis and noticed the "Stay Safe" section is pretty... ridiculous...? Its worth noting the same section for Lagos, Nigeria is like 3 paragraphs less.
Fixed:
Wikitravel ignorance blasted courtesy David Greene wrote: Traditionally, North Minneapolis has a reputation as an unsafe area, but it is a treasure-trove of parks, old houses and cultural experiences. Wirth Park in particular provides ample hiking and biking opportunity. Certain south-central neighborhoods have a similar reputation but enjoy excellent ethnic cuisine, small shops and other amenities.

Unfortunately, Minneapolis is no stranger to prejudice and ignorance. Much of the "unsafe areas" reputation comes from metro-area residents not familiar with an urban environment. While it is certainly a good idea to maintain awareness, it is perfectly safe to walk around any neighborhood in the city and enjoy its offerings. As with any area of travel, darkness provides additional cover for crime so extra awareness is warranted.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » May 1st, 2015, 11:38 am

Thumbs up!

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » May 1st, 2015, 12:54 pm

Nice work, David. I'd argue that "treasure trove" may be raising expectations a bit beyond what the goods can deliver, but otherwise pitch-perfect.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 1st, 2015, 1:44 pm

MNdible wrote:Nice work, David. I'd argue that "treasure trove" may be raising expectations a bit beyond what the goods can deliver, but otherwise pitch-perfect.
Old Highland and Homewood, among other places, have some amazing houses.

EDIT: And With Park! And the fact that Harrison park has MUCH better toddler equipment than any park in or near the Wedge.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » May 1st, 2015, 2:02 pm

Yes, all of what you say is true.

But aside from Wirth Park, I'd argue that none of those things are so remarkable that a a tourist would need to know about them. When I have guests in town, I never take them to visit Old Highland. There are a lot of other nice old neighborhoods that I also don't take them to. The town they came from probably also has nice old houses and playground with toddler equipment.

Anyway, it's fine. Nice job, and vastly better than what was there previously.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 1st, 2015, 3:49 pm

Fair enough. I like to explore the older parts of cities and see what's there. Detroit, for example, has incredible architecture in the riot-scarred areas.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » May 1st, 2015, 7:30 pm

And honestly, I do too. But I accept that I'm weird. Also, ruin porn.

Moving on, Minneapolis and St. Paul don't get called out by name in this interesting article that looks at segregation, but they do appear in the comprehensive listing at the end of the article. Spoiler alert: both cities end up with a middling rank, but are on the good side of the "red line".

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mulad » May 4th, 2015, 5:14 pm

Minnesota comes out pretty well in this breakdown of credit ratings and other related measures from the New York Fed:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/data-and-stat ... -profiles/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Elliot Altbaum » May 11th, 2015, 8:59 am

A great piece on the progressive political infrastructure built by TakeActionMN
http://prospect.org/article/politics-of ... nd-defense
Long article comparing MN and WI. It concludes that the progressive policies of MN under Dayton have been good for the economy, while the Walker economy in WI has had a poor showing.
http://prospect.org/article/high-road-wins

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tiller » May 12th, 2015, 8:14 pm

"second most bike-friendly state"

Sounds like a challenge

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby grant1simons2 » May 12th, 2015, 8:27 pm

Done it once before..

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby xandrex » May 13th, 2015, 7:56 am

Confuses me why "recklessly killing a bicylist or pedestrian" can't possible be consider criminal vehicular homicide. Gotta love different standards for those outside of a vehicle!


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