The vision of the Store Mapper is to display data from multiple sources, lead you in investigating the relationships between those data and ultimately uncover compelling story maps to aid in policy-change efforts. The Store Mapper focuses on four main objectives to meet that vision:
Where are tobacco retailers located? What is the variation in demographics in your area of interest (income, race, ethnicity, and age)? Where are parks and schools located? What tobacco retailers have had a state or federal compliance check and what was the outcome?
What is the distribution of tobacco retailers in your area of interest? How does retailer density change from one neighborhood to another? Where are the tobacco retailers that are located near schools and parks? How would passing a policy to ban retailers near schools and parks change the overall disparity of retailer density? How has the rate of sales to minors changed over time?
Reports are generated to provide you with summary metrics for each type of analysis. The reports include summary metrics for your specified area of interest as well as comparison area (default: statewide) metrics and a map of your area of interest. Optionally, you can chose to include detailed demographic measures showing how metrics change in different types of neighborhoods (ex. as income increases, how does tobacco retailers density change), as well as a list of all retailers included in the analysis.
Finally, the Store Mapper includes links for you to download all the raw tabular data used in analyses, including the full tobacco retailer list, state and federal compliance check lists, list of store assessment locations and survey outcomes, and census tract variables.
This user guide will provide technical instructions for how to use the Store Mapper. For more information on how to apply this data toward policy advocacy efforts, contact Counter Tools at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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