Laura Woolley's GIS Project
I love coffee. Because of my intense feelings for this caffeinated beverage, I decided to base my GIS project on the locations of the coffee shops in the Lynchburg area. I went to six coffee shops: Starbucks in Barnes & Noble, Drowsy Poet in Chandler Mountain Station, Drowsy Poet in Given's Bookstore, The Mud Room, Joe Bean's Express Espresso, and the Daily Grind. I obtained their precise location using a Global Positioning Unit - a very handy gadget - and I also found out their prices for a tall cappuccino and coffee. I found out whether they were open on Sundays or not as well. I couldn't find out the price of coffee and cappuccino at the Daily Grind because they have not opened yet.
I used the data I gathered and shapefiles containing the major roads in the area and counties in Virginia to create a GIS in ArcView GIS 3.2a to show the locations of coffee shops.
In case your interested, I compiled a table comparing prices of a tall coffee and tall cappuccino and whether a shop is open on Sunday.
|Joe Bean's||Drowsy Poet (Chandler Mtn.)||Drowsy Poet (Given's)||Starbucks (Barnes&Noble)||Daily Grind||Mud Room|
|Price of cappuccino||$2.50||$2.20||$2.20||$2.55||-||$2.40|
|Price of coffee||$1.25||$1.13||$1.13||$1.40||-||$1.30|