Furthermore, our data analysis is making strides as well. We’ve been focused on collecting datasets that potentiallyindicate rat habitat suitability. These include tree cover, housing structures, land use, restaurants, and more. This was not straightforward; much of the data came from different sources, in different formats – for example, the restaurant data was scraped from a website with lists of health inspections and then geocoded to get the latitudes and longitudes from the addresses. Yet more datasets are either not available publicly online or are available in one county and not the other. Using these datasets, as well as a list of all reported rat sightings since 2009 on Atlanta’s Citizen Gateway that are then geocoded, we will be analyzing the spatial distribution of rats over time in relation to environmental and geographical features.