Sunday, December 12, 2010

Viewing Foreclosures on Google Maps

Foreclosures in Detroit

For a long time in the United States you have been able to view real-estate for sale on Google Maps. When searching for property on Google Maps one of the options is to view 'Foreclosures'.

At the end of 2009, more than 13% of US homeowners were either delinquent or in foreclosure. This worrying fact is all too apparent when you use Google Maps to view foreclosures.

The Big Picture has been looking at a number of areas on Google Maps to assess the impact of the downturn on people's homes.

In 2008 USAToday also used the illustrative power of Google Maps and the public records of the foreclosures to highlight the impact the foreclosures are having on Denver.

Each of the houses that have been foreclosed is shaded red on the USAToday produced map.

Hat-tip: All things spatial


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