Center for Food Safety CAFO Map

Basic View of Factor Farms Application
Choosing a farm to explore allows users to learn about subsidies.
Client:   Center for Food Safety

The Center for Food Safety's mission is to balance food production with public health. They asked GreenInfo to develop a web mapping application to visualize and explore the impacts of factory farms in Michigan.

Using open source mapping and web technologies, GreenInfo designed and developed an intuitive and engaging map interface for sharing information about factory farms (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations - or CAFOs) and their impact on the environment and people around them.  The site blends design and functionality in an extensible way that can be applied to mapping CAFOs and related features in other locations. 

As of early 2016, this site is offline while the Center for Food Safety develops updated information - learn more on their web site

Results: Dynamic, interactive web map of CAFO locations and associated information.

Focus:   Environment, Public Health  

Services:  Interactive Solutions, GIS Services, Data, Applications Development, Web Mapping, Website Design 

Tags:   Michigan, factory farms, farming  

Project Years: 2013-2014

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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