Thursday, April 16, 2015

Let's Move Campaign Creates GIS Map

Let’s Move Campaign Creates GIS Map

“Let’s Move” is a campaign to combat childhood obesity.  To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the program, First Lady Michelle Obama has launched an interactive online map to encourage people to join their local “Let’s Move” program.  The map is sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier America and allows users to see what schools, cities, businesses, or nonprofit organizations feature programs to get young people more physically active.

The map is built on the leading GIS software producer Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform.  Users can search for a specific participant or view the map of programs near their city after entering a zip code or city or state.  The amount of participation is also shown. 

The “Let’s Move” map page includes nutritional information, action plans, and activities.  And the local projects include childcare and gardening programs affiliated with the “Let’s Move” campaign.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) offers access to the leading ESRI GIS software and online tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, in-house GIS data, and one-on-one assistance from the GIS Specialist.

For more information about using GIS in research and learning, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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