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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.

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