Our food mapping project for the Oregon Food Bank is picking up steam.
Thanks so much to those of you who have already expressed interest.
Our numbers continue to grow. The next planning meeting is scheduled
for Wednesday, July 13th at 6pm at the Hawthorne Lucky Lab.
Mark your calendars! We plan to begin collecting data the following
weekend, July 16-17. We will be organizing data collection field trips
every weekend from that point through the next four weeks, so if
you're interested in getting involved, opportunity knocks. We are
especially interested to hear from those of you who live in the
Portland area suburbs. Our greatest need lies in surveying these
outlying stores, as these locations are most difficult for us to
access. At the same time, this spatial problem is exactly why getting
price information from these stores is critical to the food bank.
Thanks to those of you who have already stepped up to take on part of
that work. Please email me for details: betsy...@gmail.com
As always, you can also keep tabs on our activities at
. Or, better yet, join
PSU Geography Graduate Student '13
WIGIS Food Mapping Meeting
Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne
Wednesday, July 13 @ 6pm
On Jun 24, 7:41 pm, Betsy Breyer <betsybre...@gmail.com
> Hi all,
> I'm part of a group of GIS students from PSU involved in the WIGIS
> volunteer effort to create GIS datasets for the Oregon Food Bank.
> We're working on mapping out food affordability in the Portland Metro
> area. Specifically, we plan to collect detailed information on how the
> cost of a basket of healthy foods varies spatially. These data, along
> with other layers that show various food access points, will be
> contributed to the food bank at the end of the summer.
> We're looking for volunteers interested in helping with grocery price
> data collection and data entry. If you're concerned about the spatial
> dimensions of food equity, love purposefully striding through grocery
> stores with a clipboard, or are simply in search of entry-level GIS
> experience, we could definitely use your help. Please get in touch:
> Our next meeting is set for this upcoming Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm at
> the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne. All are welcome. Join us! You can also
> keep tabs on our activities athttp://groups.google.com/group/FoodMappers_pdx