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This hardworking group of students from the Boys & Girls Club of Garfield made it possible to complete maps of the food and street art in their city.

Beginning with an introduction to GIS, map creation, and the Mappler.com software, the students began to get a feel for how important this project was to their city.

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After introductions were made and the students began to understand the project at hand, we took to the streets of Garfield City.

Students walk with a volunteer collection data

Students walk with a volunteer collection data

With data forms and a digital camera, information about each site was collected, and a photo was taken to compliment the data. After surveying the areas marked on each map, students reconviened at the Boys and Girls Club where the data was applied to the mappler.com sites.

The two maps are works in progress, and can be viewed at the following locations:

http://www.mappler.com/garfieldfood

http://www.mappler.com/garfieldstreetart

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