Unlocking the Census with GIS
The U.S. Census provides billions of pieces of complex data about millions of exceptionally diverse people. Unlocking the Census with GIS describes how GIS can be used to better access, understand, manage, and analyze census data and census-related information and present it in a spatial format. Numerous maps, tables, sidebars, and other in-depth examples and explanations are provided to guide readers to an understanding of the census and its value to those using powerful GIS software tools. This easy-to-navigate book is a resource for urban planners, demographers, research professionals, educators, and students who work with census data.
Alan Peters is a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Iowa and received his PhD in urban planning from Rutgers University in 1989. Most of his research focuses on economic development, where he has used GIS to help analyze such issues as tax competition and the effectiveness of employment creation policy. His other research includes the building of three-dimensional urban visualization models and the use of aerial photography to track land-use change.
Heather MacDonald is an associate professor in urban and regional planning at the University of Iowa, where she has served as chair of the planning program since 2000. She teaches graduate-level courses in housing, community development, and land-use planning. She graduated with a PhD in urban planning from Rutgers University in 1990. Her research focuses on housing finance, rural development, and homelessness.
ISBN: 9781589481138 2004 336 pages $44.95
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