Databases, Directories & Maps
"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely." - E.O. Wilson
Local and Regional Food Systems: Community/Regional Development
An index of initiatives and resources related to local and regional food systems.
A comprehensive index of all topics food systems related.
Pittsburgh's Food Deserts
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Food Policy Resource Database
A great, searchable database for all topics related to Food Policy.
Growing Food Connections
The Growing Food Connections Policy Database is a searchable collection of local public policies that explicitly support community food systems. This database provides policymakers, government staff, and others interested in food policy with concrete examples of local public policies that have been adopted to address a range of food systems issues: rural and urban food production, farmland protection, transfer of development rights, food aggregation and distribution infrastructure, local food purchasing and procurement, healthy food access, food policy councils, food policy coordination, food system metrics, tax reductions and exemptions for food infrastructure, and much more.
USDA Local Food Directories
Three zip code searchable local food directories for food hubs, community-supported agriculture operations and on-farm markets.
NATIONAL MAP - Demographics by County
found at- http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/upshot/where-are-the-hardest-places-to-live-in-the-us.html?kwp_0=3747&WT.mc_id=AD-D-E-KEYWEE-SOC-FP-SEPT14NONSALETEST-ROS-0922-1006&WT.mc_ev=click&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1411358400&bicmet=1446872400&kwp_1=83682&kwp_4=26047&_r=2&abt=0002&abg=1
A great interactive map of demographics by county.
40 Maps That Explain Food in America
The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s particularly true in the US, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer’s markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald’s has never had more locations, and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near. So here are 40 maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure.
A great guide to food waste and what you can do to help lessen it in your own home.
Equality vs. Justice
Some great visualizations that express the difference between equality and justice. Be sure to scroll through to see them all.
found at - super link
Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
Multiple databases related to different topics concerning Western Pennsylvania
found at- http://www.wprdc.org/