The racial dot map is produced by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. It is based on code developed by former Center staff member Dustin A. Cable who developed his code based on a foundation of programming code created by Brandon Martin-Anderson and Peter Richardson at MIT, who posted their code on GitHub. Our improvements to and elaborations on the code (to more accurately locate the dots at a level of greater precision and to identify them by race and ethnicity) are also posted on GitHub. Maps produced and posted by the Weldon Cooper Center on this site are made available for free for research, teaching, scholarship, publications (including books and articles distributed in print or digitally), and other uses to promote the public good. For commercial or specialized image requests, see section below.
User Responsibilities and Code Availability
The University of Virginia must always be cited when images posted here are published or otherwise distributed. The citation should read:
Image Copyright, 2013, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia (Dustin A. Cable, creator)
Commercial Uses and Production Requests
We are able to handle a limited number of specialized production requests for images/maps. These customized requests often involve specialized programming and other creative work for which we charge our costs. Images produced are copyrighted to the Weldon Cooper Center, Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia and may be made available for a wide range of uses. Please contact Amy Muldoon, email@example.com for more information.