Challenge Project

For this Challenge Project, I decided to use Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo's data to map the square feet of food production by census tract and overlay that map with the points of Farmers' Markets in the area. In addition, I put the locations of the Farmers' Markets into leaflet so when a point is clicked on, it says which Farmers' Market is at that location.

For this part of the project, I used Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo's data to find the square feet of food production in Buffalo per census tract, and then made a Chloropleth map of my findings in ArcGIS, using a sequential color scheme with a darker value at the highest square feet and a lighter value at the lowest to put emphasis on the loactions that had little to no food production. In addition to this, I overlaid the loactions of Farmers' Markets in the Buffalo area to see if there was a correlation between where the most food was grown and where Farmers' markets were more common. For this part of the project, I took an excel file with the names and locations of Buffalo Farmers' Markets and put it into ArcGIS. Then using the .mxd file from ArcGIS, I uploaded it into QGIS to convert it into a GeoJSON file. I then edited the GeoJSON to make it into a Java Script function. Then, using leaflet, I was able to show the locations of Farmers' markets as points on an interactive map, where when you click on a point, a popup box informs you which Market that is.