Montgomery County Creating One-Stop Shop Maps, Starting with Food

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is creating a website to have a variety of one-stop maps, starting with a map to help people locate Montgomery County’s grocery stores, food trucks, community gardens, farmers’ markets and food banks.

According to the article from gazette.net,

The project was recommended by Montgomery County’s Interagency Technology Policy and Coordination Committee — which includes representatives of each county agency, the executive and the legislative branch — to complement the county’s initiative of posting raw data in a variety of areas online.

The innovative program looks to use mapping tools to give better insight on food resources and demand, Dan Hoffman, the county’s chief innovation officer and member of the Montgomery County Food Council, said.

Project manager and planning GIS manager, Christopher McGovern said a map could show a number of food sources, including community gardens and farmers’ markets. Places where people can find or open food trucks will be plotted on the map.

Visit the gazette.net for more information.

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