Bayou Some Groceries

Data mapping of issues on the Gulf Coast

Brooklyn

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Technologies Used

JavaScript
Ruby
Ruby on Rails
MySQL

Project Team

Julie Gauthier
Developer Designer
Ethan Garrison
Developer
drew cimino
Stiliyan Lazarov

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About

This project focuses on collecting, displaying, and utilizing data regarding heath conditions and access to healthy food and hospitals in the Gulf Coast of the United States. There is a survey creation tool with LimeSurvey, along with an API that we built to output that useful data as JSON so that it may be used with the Google Maps API. The primary structure of this project is the map, which is overlaid with GeoJSON polygon structures made from US Census Bureau data regarding the division of census tracts. This allows us to use the census data regarding food deserts, poverty level, and access to vehicles to map each census tract's need for resources. Using the Google Places API with radar search, there are also toggle-controlled overlays of up to 200 grocery stores and hospitals within the map's bounds nearest to the central location, which can be found with Geolocation. This provides a flexible tool that can be expanded to a huge variety of different data sets and locales.

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