A Geospatial Analysis

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A Geospatial Analysis


March 30, 2012

Lydia Morken

Master’s of Regional Planning 2012

Cornell University

ljm234@cornell.edu

Simple Process

What I needed from
the CDC



Child care resource name
Resource address (street,
city, ZIP)


Resource type (CCC, SACC,
FD, GFC)


Head Start, Montessori,
Racker

designations


Simple Process

Other data I used:



US Census Bureau data,
including American
Community Survey


Publicly available GIS
files (cities, counties,
roads, etc.)


Transit route data from
TCAT


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What I needed from
the CDC



Child care resource name
Resource address (street,
city, ZIP)


Resource type (CCC, SACC,
FD, GFC)


Head Start, Montessori,
Racker

designations


What we produced

Where are early childhood
resources located in relation to…


…each other?


…where children live?


…where children in poverty live?


…transit routes?


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Maps
that help
answer
questions


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School locations

Major employer locations

WIC clinics

Community programming (e.g. libraries)

Government
-
supported/subsidized child care locations

Health outcomes