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Food Maps

A few years ago I started putting together a google map of Wheatsville Suppliers. Wheatsville is a food co-op in Austin Texas that strives to offer locally produced products. I'd like to find a neat way to display the variety of local suppliers that Wheatsville uses.

I'm currently living in Brooklyn and there are an insane number of small, local food producers here. I might try to develop a list and map those as well. It would be interesting to see if the artisinal pickles I see at the store are produced in someones living room, an old pencil factory, or a maybe just a store.

  • Why am I making this map? I'm making my map for fun! 
  • Why am I the expert to create this map? I cannot say I am the expert! Luckily, I don't believe you need to be an expert to create anything. I am an interested consumer.
  • Who is my target audience? Myself.
  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? I'm undecided between printed or digital. Maybe a digital map you can print? I do not have a lot of software on my computer to work with, however, I feel I can make a more accuate map by using the computer. I would like it to be a little fun with pictures/icons representing the different food producers. 
  • What level of detail do I need to include? I'll definitely include the names of the producers. Not sure what other information I'll include. It would be nice to have addresses or contact info. 

Update: I got 58% on the quiz. Does any know how to view the lectures?

First assignment: Hand draw a map. It doesn't relate to either of my project ideas above but rather is a collection of places I regularly visit in my neighborhood.

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