Preventing Tobacco Use in Montana - Mapping the Scene
Track: Public Health
Authors: Lisa Schmidt
Big tobacco spends $7.8 billion each year in the retail environment, much of which is targeted at youth. This interactive map explores retail point-of-sale issues relating to youth, demonstrates the relationship between tobacco retailers and K-12 schools, and exposes the density of tobacco sales in political jurisdictions. Proximity analysis, spatial joins, and a custom selector were used to create dynamic web maps, customized PDF reports and a story map within this map application.