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Seeing Green

We may curse the trees during pollen season, but when not involuntarily huffing yellow powder, it's lovely to look at this new map of greenery on Atlanta's streets and see just how much of the city is alive and leafy. To create the visualization, the Social Computing Group at MIT's Media Lab "ran a simple probabilistic classifier to approximate the amount of visual plant life." You don't have to be an expert on probabilistic classifiers to know that Piedmont Park probably shouldn't show up as a big white rectangle like it does, but the map is still fascinating. [The You Are Here Project]