National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Unit 53 - Urban Planning and Management Applications
- Author(s): Unit 53, CC in GIS
- McMaster, Robert
- Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
- Kemp, Karen K.
- et al.
This unit examines how GIS can be used to carry out functions of urban government. Through a case study from Santa Monica, California, an example of modeling community vulnerability to hazardous materials is presented. Three GIS-based tasks—simple spatial analysis, cartographic modeling and risk assessment modeling—are illustrated through the example.