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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geographical Information Systems | Planning and Socioeconomic Applications

Planning and Socioeconomic Applications

Gatrell, Jay D., Jensen, Ryan R. (Eds.)

2009

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  • First book that focuses exclusively on human centered applications of GIS/RS including: real world development applications of GIS; land-use change using an integrated GIS/RS framework; a medical geography application of emergency planning associated with urban crises; assessment of urban growth and changes using geographically weighted regression in selected cities

The book focuses on socio-demographics and the use of these data to support strategic planning initiatives associated with the spatial expansion of urban areas and economic development. It contains a conceptual discussion of the challenges, both methodological and practical, implementing GIS applications for assessing economic and planning activities in peripheral regions including developing countries.

The book examines how spatial clustering concepts, spatial models, and related visualization techniques (GIS) can be applied to the case of economic development in rural environments. It discusses methodological issues including data and analysis issues. It also examines the differential growth patterns of counties within city-systems of the Western United States from the date of county formation until the late 20th century, using an historical GIS and historical US Census data. The final chapter summarizes the collection and positions it within the context of the broader book series on geotechnologies.

The book is written by planning practitioners as well as university based researchers. It will provide scholars and professionals with a survey of the contemporary work in the field, and with insights into remaining questions, methodological debates, and technical complications of employing geotechnologies in the real world.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Economic Development - Environmental Risk - GIS - Geoinformationssysteme - Land use - Landscape Ecology - Planning - Urban Geography - Urbanization - cluster - development - ecosystem - geoinformatics - geospatial

Related subjects » Geographical Information Systems - Geography - Geophysics & Geodesy

Table of contents 

Geotechnologies in Place and the Environment.- GIS and Economic Development.- Identifying Urban Neighborhoods for Tree Canopy Restoration Through Community Participation.- The Spatially Varying Relationship Between Local Land-Use Policies and Urban Growth: A GeographicallyWeighted Regression Analysis.- GIS, Ecosystems and Urban Planning in Auckland, New Zealand: Technology, Processes and People.- Hyperspectral Applications in Urban Geography.- GIS and Spatio-temporal Trends in Inequality: Tracking Profitability According to Firm Size in Japanese Manufacturing, 1985–2006.- Situating Urban Environmental Risk: Using GIScience to Understand Risk in a Midwestern City.- GIS and Challenges to Planning and Development Applications in Peripheral Regions.- Geospatial Technologies for Surveillance of Heat Related Health Disasters.- Spatial Analysis, Policy, Planning, and~Alternative Energy Production.- Environmental and Social Influences on Historical County Creation in the United States.- Local Government Use of GIS in Comprehensive Planning.

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