A Public Participatory Approach toward the Development of a Comprehensive Geospatial Database in Support of High-scale Food Security Analysis

Timothy Mulrooney, Tysean Wooten

Abstract

While Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has slowly been integrated into the study of the food environment, little research has been performed to determine the data development needs and standards that best necessitate high-quality research at a high scale. In an era with limited resources such as personnel, bandwidth, space and time, the optimization of these resources in order to understand, visualize and facilitate interventions at an appropriate scale is critical if not necessary. In this research, subject matter experts assessed and evaluated the relative importance of various GIS data themes, attributes and facets of GIS database development in support of local-scale food security analysis. It was found that factors related to the placement of various food sources (grocery stores and farmers markets) and individualized vehicular transportation (roads) outweighed those related to land cover, utilities and zoning, as well as non-vehicular (sidewalks) and public (bus routes) means of transportation. In addition, when ranking various dimensions of data quality, subject matter experts found positional accuracy and attribute accuracy to be the most important when undertaking the development of a geospatial database of this magnitude.

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in Harvard Style

Mulrooney T. and Wooten T. (2020). A Public Participatory Approach toward the Development of a Comprehensive Geospatial Database in Support of High-scale Food Security Analysis.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM, ISBN 978-989-758-425-1, pages 21-32. DOI: 10.5220/0008863900210032


in Bibtex Style

@conference{gistam20,
author={Timothy Mulrooney and Tysean Wooten},
title={A Public Participatory Approach toward the Development of a Comprehensive Geospatial Database in Support of High-scale Food Security Analysis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,},
year={2020},
pages={21-32},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008863900210032},
isbn={978-989-758-425-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,
TI - A Public Participatory Approach toward the Development of a Comprehensive Geospatial Database in Support of High-scale Food Security Analysis
SN - 978-989-758-425-1
AU - Mulrooney T.
AU - Wooten T.
PY - 2020
SP - 21
EP - 32
DO - 10.5220/0008863900210032