In Oakland, it’s easier to buy booze than bananas

Maps are an effective way of explaining data. This example, created by students at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, explores food availability in the city of Oakland. The red dots are liquor stores, the green boxes are grocery stores and the dark areas on the map are the poorest. The data speaks for itself. It was created with publicly available data reported by the students. Additional layers that are available but not shown are race, ethnicity, farmers markets, and so on.

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