|Click to embiggen, if you don't believe there's a town there.|
I know, it's too small to see at this scale, but at the end of that arrow is the town where I grew up. So, here it is up close:
|You are here.|
Does this help?
What about this? You can definitely see the mountains better.
Useful or not for schools? I think it's another tool in the arsenal. What do those distributions of population tell you about the needs for access to public services---and is that happening? What about arts and culture? School buses are getting pretty sophisticated these days with GIS data, but I still wonder if there is something to learn from a look at population. What would this map tell us about the community we serve?
Go play and tell me what you divine from the dots: past, present, and future.