Tuesday, October 13, 2009

MISRGO Mapping Project

Grantee Map. We have a shared map called the:

Tobacco Prevention in Arkansas - MISRGO Map.

You can view and edit this map (if you are a MISRGO tobacco prevention grantee or evaluators) at:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=118091722891591549115.000475d6af7a195c624e2

Inspired by Sarah Hammer's map work - in which she highlights the smoke free places in her area - and Dr. Tarek's workshop on using maps, a map of all of us was created. In addition to letting us know where we are across the State, it provides us with each others' contact information to facilitate sharing and assistance.

Take a look and feel free to edit any of the information on the maps - make any corrections and additions. Right now, however, this information will help us help each other as we work on our baseline evaluation efforts.

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Note 1: For a tutorial on creating your own map of locations of interest go to the following site:
http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=67842

Click here for an abbreviated tutorial with computer screen snapshots

You may want to map out tobacco free areas, tobacco billboards, stores with multiple violations, and so on in your county. This is a very useful tool. You can map out resources in the community including smoke cessation programs, as well as negative influences concerning the use of tobacco by youth.

Note 2: You should already be able to edit this map. However, if not be sure to reply to the posting that was sent to you on October 13, 2009 and accept Dr. Fetterman's invitation to become a collaborator on this map.

If you don't have a Google account, you can create one at
http://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount?reqemail=.