Economic Development and GIS shows why geographic information system (GIS) software is an essential tool for economic development planning and analysis. This book describes economic development policy problems then follows with methods and techniques to solve them with GIS. Featuring Esri Business Analyst (TM) Desktop, Esri Business Analyst Online , and spatial statistics extensions in ArcGIS for Desktop, Economic Development and GIS serves as a reference for economic development decision-making.
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J. M. Pogodzinski is a professor of economics at San Jose State University and also teaches at City College of San Francisco. Pogodzinski served as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department on estimating tax revenues in developing countries and to the General Accountability Office (formerly the General Accounting Office) on the impact of federal programs on urban sprawl. Richard M. Kos, AICP, is a certified urban planner specializing in the use of GIS to study land use change, alternatives to suburban sprawl, and public transportation. Kos teaches graduate-level courses in community-directed urban planning and GIS at San Jose State University in California and GIS workshops at City College of San Francisco.
Foreword by John M. Quigley, University of California, Berkeley Introduction Part I. Economic development, the geographic approach, and GIS Chapter 1. Introduction to economic development and GIS Chapter 2. Economic development analysis using Esri Business Analyst Chapter 3. GIS best practices in economic development analysis Part II. Applying the geographic approach and GIS to economic development analysis Chapter 4. Site selection using Esri Business Analyst: Locating a retail store in the Tampa Bay Area Chapter 5. Determining enterprise zones and other special areas Chapter 6. Jobs-housing balance, transit-oriented development, and commute time: Integrating GIS and GPS Part III. Further explorations in economic development and GIS Chapter 7. Geocoding locations and applications for economic development Chapter 8. Statistics and statistical methods in economic development using GIS Chapter 9. Working with raster data and imagery in economic development analysis Afterword Contributors Index
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