Mapping Neighborhood Patterns
... visual analysis of geographic-demographic-economic patterns
Neighborhood demographic-economic patterns might be most effectively understood using GIS tools supplemented with tabular/spreadsheet data. Geographic Information System (GIS) applications provide an appealing and flexible way of visually examining thematic patterns ... such as patterns of median household income as one measure of economic prosperity. By combining different layers, such as counties, cities and census tracts, we are able to better understand patterns in the context of multiple types of geography.
This section is focused on use of GIS and related geographic-demographic-economic data to examine neighborhood patterns. You can use resources described here to flexibly examine neighborhood patterns for your areas of interest. The GIS resources reviewed in this section are provided as a part of the ProximityOne User Group. Join now.
Select a state in the scroll section below to view/analyze patterns in that state.
Visual Analysis of Neighborhood Patterns
The graphic presented below (click for larger view) shows a thematic pattern map of Texas census tracts by median household income. This graphic shows the "start-up" view of the GIS project described in this section. We will review how, in just a few steps, you can develop maps like this one for interactive use; perform geographic drill-down and navigation; label tracts and other geography; change attributes of patterns and/or variables used in thematic maps; add other layers; and examine the data in tabular form.
Illustrative View: Texas by Neighborhood/Census Tract
About the GIS Project
The GIS project includes several shapefiles, represented as layers, and OpenStreetMaps (OSM) as an optional base layer. Use of the OSM requires an Internet connection. The OSM layer is optional. It can be deleted from the project, However, the automatic roads and topology view is then not available. Other than the OSM layer, there are no Internet dependencies; CV XE and this project operate without Internet. The layers include U.S. by states, state by county, state by city/place, state by census tract.
Select a State
Click a state link to install and start using that state by neighborhood patterns GIS project.
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