Given the phenomenon of gentrification happening in many cities across the United States in particular, recent municipal governments have begun using GIS to study the effects of gentrification.
A new book offers a comprehensive insight into integrating enterprise GIS systems into local government. “Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government” offers deep insights and case studies of tried and true methods of selling the importance of GIS systems and implementing them into local government contexts.
The Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab has launched an ambitious hyperlocal cartography project called “You Are Here” which has a goal to produce 100 maps showing a slice of life in 100 various U.S. cities (for a total of 10,000 maps). The project is starting out with launching one map per […]
The Urban Observatory is a live museum that allows access to a large amount of data about major cities around the world. The observatory allows users to compare and contrast a wide variety of GIS data covering areas such as water distribution, power grids, street networks, population density, public transit, and open public spaces.
Recent progress with the use of technology to analyse data from various sorts to a very fine level of granularity has allowed planners to understand requirements as never before. The benefits that technology has brought to the planning world are considerable. A planning project can now use standard data sets […]
The research topic is land cover mapping with object oriented image analysis approach. The research took urban conglomeration of Vijayawada city as one of the case study. Over the last 30 years remote sensing methods have operationally been used for environmental issues, especially in areas where only insufficient field data […]