Thursday, April 28, 2016

Georgetown Pizza Map

This map shows the locations of pizza places throughout Georgetown, Texas, as well as their proximity to Southwestern University. As you can see, most of the pizza places are located West of Southwestern, with only one located to the East. Overall, there are sixteen pizza spots in Georgetown, with a clustering around the downtown area. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Small Business Doctors in the Georgetown Area

Small Business Doctors in the Georgetown Area

This map shows the locations of small locally owned Doctors businesses. The Red symbols show the businesses around the Georgetown location. Using the method of GTopography, these locations were mapped out. In the map, it shows clearly how no location is to the east of our campus (shown by the yellow symbol). All locations are west of our campus. Mapping out these small businesses could help students, who might prefer a local/smaller consultant, rather than a bigger company. I also tried to map out bigger emergency center, but there were so few near the Georgetown area. Having quite a bit of small doctor offices, it is surprising that many students still do not know about these locations. Hopefully in the future, knowledge of these doctors increases and students or the community in Georgetown use them.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

10SNE1?- Georgetown's Tennis Facilities

Georgetown has one of the highest senior citizen populations in the United States. Many seniors look for ways to stay active and involved in the community after retirement, and joining a tennis league is an answer to both. With regular meetings, matches, and tournaments, a league with people of all ages and levels of play is a great way to stay engaged with Georgetown. This map has the locations of the 65 tennis courts available to the public in Georgetown, Texas with locations in sports complexes, schools/universities, country clubs, and the VFW center. Diamonds mark the lighted courts and squares the conventional courts.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Burgers vs Sanwiches: The Battle for Healthy Food

This map displays the quantity and distribution of fast food restaurants in Georgetown, TX. Specifically, this map includes seven of the most well-known burger fast food companies and two of the most well-known sandwich fast food companies. "Fast food" is defined here as food that is accessible through a drive thru and is relatively cheap compared to strictly dine-in restaurants. Restaurants were chosen based on the type of item they're most well-known for (burgers versus sandwiches). 

As is shown in the map, Georgetown residents have far more access to ‘unhealthy’ fast food than ‘healthy’ fast food. This is problematic because the U.S. struggles with obesity rates, especially among children. For people who live in poverty, fast food restaurants are often the go-to for full meals, and if these restaurants are mostly unhealthy, people's health will be damaged.