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Access to Supermarkets

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Access to healthy food is obviously important, but unfortunately it is not universal. Proximity of individuals to supermarkets is one way to help locate under-served communities. Bringing supermarkets to these communities is an easy way to help bring better food to their dinner tables.

The first I heard about the need for supermarkets to these communities was watching the second episode of Penn State's Geospatial Revolution Project. This video, released in November 2010, had a section about how GIS was being used to bring supermarkets into under served locations in Pennsylvania.

The latest map I have seen is the Supermarket Access Map, which utilizes ArcGIS Online.

These are just two examples of how GIS is being used to help communities.


Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 19:32