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Battling blight: Detroit maps entire city to find bad buildings

Detroit's Blight Task Force uses mapping tools to determine which of the city's 80,000 abandoned properties are salvageable. 

According to an excerpt from the article: 

Lauren Hood works with Loveland Technologies, a company that developed a new way of mapping Detroit. They call it "blexting" -- sending teams throughout the city to text pictures and descriptions of blight to a database. Hood says that in a few months, that data will be available as an app for anyone to access, or correct.

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