Smith College Spatial Analysis Lab

ENV 201/202, Fall 2013

Food Desert Interactive Maps:

Things to think about while exploring the maps:

  • How are the creators of this map defining a “food desert”? What spatial data are they including in their criteria?
  • Is the map itself a useful way to analyze or communicate about food deserts? What scale of data is available (state, county, census tract)? Are the colors and/or the legend easy to interpret?