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Ian commented on Data driven oases in food deserts

I suppose it would involve understanding how people flow through the area. You wouldn't want to place a market or food truck on the corner where nobody goes, nor would you want to place it directly in front of a train station where the flow of traffic might become clogged. The geospatial data allows us to identify specific areas in a city, and the observation allows us to identify specific locations in the area (kinda like drilling down into the data). Understanding (by observing) the flow of people will provide valuable information to deploying an effective intervention.

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Ian commented on Data driven oases in food deserts

Hey Mike,

I really like the idea of leveraging location-data to identify gathering areas. A great way to follow-on to this would be to perform observational research at the identified locations to understand how people interact there and understand where there are opportunities for trucks and markets to "put down roots."

I'm interested to hear your thoughts!

Ian

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Ian commented on Food Trucks For Food Deserts

Sure thing, all set. Just did a quick sketch to illustrate the concept. I hope it helps! If you like it, feel free to add color :D