Earth .com: New tool uses Google Street View to track neighborhood gentrification

Earth .com: New tool uses Google Street View to track neighborhood gentrification. “In this new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers used Google Street View panoramas of properties in the urban core of Ottawa from 2007 through 2016 and developed a deep-mapping computer model to read and process the data. The model searched through the panoramas looking for indicators of gentrification like home improvements and renovations. The model was able to identify gentrification with a 95 percent accuracy compared to a human.”