Building a geographic information system (GIS) infrastructure for childhood obesity prevention (Phase 1)

This grant will support the initial phase of building a user-friendly, widely accessible geographic information system (GIS) infrastructure as a tool for grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, advocates, community leaders, policy-makers, public health practitioners, researchers, and the general public. The infrastructure is a tool that will integrate evidence, action and advocacy strategies to achieve the greatest impact in reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. Deliverables will include: (1) establishing the functional and technical specifications for the GIS infrastructure with respect to the needs of end users; its hardware, software, storage, and network components; and current technology; (2) developing the data model, data dictionary, and database design of the infrastructure; (3) building an infrastructure prototype or pilot; and (4) developing a blueprint for the next two phases, which will include completing, testing and refining the infrastructure.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $600,000.00

Awarded on: 9/18/2009

Time frame: 11/1/2009 - 10/31/2010

Grant Number: 66742


University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning

331 ARCH Building
P.O. Box 115701
Gainesville, 32611-5701


Ilir Bejleri
Project Director


Jeffrey Roth
Project Director


Ruth L. Steiner
Project Director