Spatial Analysis of Subway Zones
in Boston, Massachusetts
Based on material created as a graduate student in Architecture,
The University of Michigan. The author's undergraduate degree is from Harvard College.
Demographic data for this study was acquired from the U.S. Bureau of Censusís TIGER files. These data come in a format easily downloaded as shape files for ArcView from the ESRI Web pages (http://www.esri.com/).
Data on subway systems and facility locations (points of interest) were retrieved from the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) pages on the Web (http://www.mbta.com/). The author created datasets to be extracted into street layers for a geo-matching process. The material in this article is based on a website prepared by the author as a student in Urban Planning 507, The University of Michigan, January through April, 2001, at which time animated maps were quite unusual. Some of the author's other efforts at that time involved experiments in the use of ColdFusion to make clickable maps. His continuing interests in both architecture and urban planning involve employing state-of-the-art technology.
The author wishes to thank the Editor and an Anonymous Reviewer for constructive comments and editorial help.