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Geography of Nutrition Datathon

Food Access Research Atlas

The required dataset for this competition is the USDA's Food Access Research Atlas: https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas/

The atlas can be used to:

  • Create maps showing food access indicators by census tract using different measures and indicators of supermarket accessibility;
  • Compare food access measures based on 2015 data with the previous 2010 measures;
  • View indicators of food access for selected subpopulations; and
  • Download census-tract-level data on food access measures.

Complimentary Datasets

Data.gov: Open data from U.S. governmental agencies

Simply Analytics: enables non-technical users to quickly create thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business and marketing data