I was reading the local paper on Thursday and came across the list of properties that will be auctioned by the Richland County treasurer for back taxes. I got curious, and found the list of properties on the county web site, but a big list of names and amounts just wasn’t very easy for me to picture. So I wrote a little script, geocoded the addresses, converted the results to KML, and uploaded to it to Google Maps. Hard to believe that behind every little dot there’s a story of someone’s home lost.
November 2, 2008