A few links--there are thousands...
Neighborhood Infomation Systems.
The power of the internet is with us on a daily basis;
however, what we see is (obviously?) only the tip of the iceberg.
How can we make better use of it, and the various software package available
for mapping and data analysis, in helping people to learn more about, and
interact with, their own local settings?
There have been a number of recent efforts
to create Neighborhood Information Systems
Catalogues to be used with maps. Please make
sure that Adobe Acrobat Reader is available to read these Portable Document
Files (pdf files).
Neighborhood Information Systems and related topics.
Danny Drouk, Bill Pitkin and Neal Richman, UCLA,
Internet-based Neighborhood Information Systems: A Comparative Analysis.
Neal Richman and Jaron Waldman. Publicizing
Privatized Information: a New Role for University-Based Planners.
Aspen Institute. The Tides of Nonprofit Management
Reform: More Research Needed in the Face of Increasing Pressure for
More general links combined with pertinent information
for SEMCOG soil map
for SEMCOG flood-prone areas
Legend for SEMCOG sewer maps:
1a - sewered by 1980 or by 1990 if within 1b
1b - planned by 1980
1c - sewered by 1994 within 1b or 3 areas
1d - planned by 1994 within 1a or 1b areas
2 - sewered by 1990
2b - sewered by 1994 within 4 or not designated
3 - health problems by 1990
3b - health problems by 1994
4 - planned by 1990
4b - planned by 1994
5 - not designated
Cities with neighborhood information systems of the
general size of Ann Arbor
instructions for creating feedback forms.
City of Detroit website: http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us
Fabulous Ruins of
Syntax, DOS, for conversion from ArcView to MapInfo--sample.
The numeral 5 in the last line refers to the number
of decimal places. Then, go to MapInfo and Import this table; then
open it up. We may be able to align images using the various options
that popup when opening the cad file.
Good general map source is the Perry-Castaneda map
library at the University of Texas at Austin; these static electronic maps
can be captured and used as backdrop behind an ArcView map and then digitized
using Register It, on screen. Get Register It.