ERS Introduces Food Access Research Atlas


The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service has introduced the Food Access Research Atlas, a mapping tool that allows users to investigate multiple indicators of food access, expanding upon what was previously known as the Food Desert Locator.

A major feature of the new atlas is that it allows users to view several additional measures of food access, as well as other important indicators of supermarket access. The atlas also provides updated census-tract estimates of areas with food access limitations using more recent data and improved methods, and offers contextual information for all census tracts in the United States.

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