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One of many central objectives of the Georgia Meals Oasis Community is to share the tales of communities which are engaged within the very important work of offering wholesome meals entry for all. These tales assist to light up the individuals and locations in every neighborhood that contribute to this work, and likewise assist make these belongings recognized to the remainder of the neighborhood. As a part of our dedication to uplifting all the good meals work being performed throughout Georgia, GFO (in partnership with Georgia Tech) is working with the communities within the community to develop their very own GIS story map, an interactive digital map that permits them to harness the ability of geography to share their distinctive narrative and supply a database of native meals belongings and sources.
GIS, or Geographic Data Methods, is a mapping know-how that permits the person to create and work together with quite a lot of maps and information sources. With a narrative map, textual content, movies, and images could be integrated to offer these neighborhood narratives a stronger sense of place, whereas additionally illustrating spatial relationships and enhancing visible attraction for the person. Our GIS specialist is working straight with every GFO neighborhood to customized design a narrative map that displays the voice and tradition of the neighborhoods it represents.
Tales not solely have the ability to tell and encourage, they’ll additionally affect opinions, create consciousness, and impact change. Via the use story maps as a element of their broader narrative, GFO communities are creating an vital collateral piece that may not solely be shared with their friends within the community, however used as a mannequin for the remainder of the state and past.