Using GIS to Create Walkable Spaces Around Schools and Neighborhoods
Track: Human Services
Authors: Marty Baum, Dora Barilla, James Martinez
Children’s environments circle around their neighborhoods, families and schools. In regards to health, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was used to design a customizable walking-to-school routing app that will help engage children and their parents and the identification of routes, paths and physical activity resources that are in close proximity to their schools, neighborhoods and the importance of geography in understanding population health.