Public access to spatial data: Putting geographic information system data into the hands of neighborhood associations

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Title:
Public access to spatial data: Putting geographic information system data into the hands of neighborhood associations
Author:
Braun, Paul Douglas, 1966-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The public has a legislated right to access government data. Unfortunately, government data is often hard to acquire and difficult to analyze. Many governmental institutions have implemented geographic information systems (GIS) to solve these problems. Neighborhood associations serve as a conduit between local residents and public decision makers and are a primary public user of government data. These groups can benefit from access to spatial and tabular data maintained within publicly funded government GISs. Unfortunately, little direct public access to data maintained in these GISs is available and virtually no neighborhood association has the financial or technical capabilities to purchase GIS software and acquire the data themselves. This study analyzed the spatial data needs of four neighborhood associations in the Tucson community (Balboa Heights, Corbett, Flecha Caida, and Keeling), developed a public access system prototype, and tested it with members of the neighborhood associations.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geography.; Urban and Regional Planning.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable natural resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Guertin, D. Phillip

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePublic access to spatial data: Putting geographic information system data into the hands of neighborhood associationsen_US
dc.creatorBraun, Paul Douglas, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Paul Douglas, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe public has a legislated right to access government data. Unfortunately, government data is often hard to acquire and difficult to analyze. Many governmental institutions have implemented geographic information systems (GIS) to solve these problems. Neighborhood associations serve as a conduit between local residents and public decision makers and are a primary public user of government data. These groups can benefit from access to spatial and tabular data maintained within publicly funded government GISs. Unfortunately, little direct public access to data maintained in these GISs is available and virtually no neighborhood association has the financial or technical capabilities to purchase GIS software and acquire the data themselves. This study analyzed the spatial data needs of four neighborhood associations in the Tucson community (Balboa Heights, Corbett, Flecha Caida, and Keeling), developed a public access system prototype, and tested it with members of the neighborhood associations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectUrban and Regional Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable natural resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGuertin, D. Phillipen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1384557en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34819666en_US
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