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  • 1.  Farm to Table Map

    Posted 11-07-2019 17:31
    Here's an interesting map showing how food is transported from the major U.S. farming regions by county to every other county in the U.S. According to the article's author:
    "My team at the University of Illinois just developed the first high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain.
    Our map is a comprehensive snapshot of all food flows between counties in the U.S. – grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed, and processed food items. To build the map, we brought together information from eight databases, including the Freight Analysis Framework from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which tracks where items are shipped around the country, and Port Trade data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which shows the international ports through which goods are traded."

    Image courtesy of Environmental Research Letters (2019), CC BY-SASource of article information comes courtesy of the GIS Education Weekly.

    Joe Francica
    Boulder CO