LINKS AND OTHER MATERIAL of possible interest:
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 
  • 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 Change.

More general links combined with pertinent information
  • PDF for SEMCOG soil map
  • PDF for SEMCOG flood-prone areas
  • Legend for SEMCOG sewer maps:
    • 1a - sewered by 1980 or by 1990 if within 1b area
      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 areas
      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
  • htmail:  instructions for creating feedback forms.
  • Detroit
    • City of Detroit website:
    • Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
    • Syntax, DOS, for conversion from ArcView to MapInfo--sample.
      • cd\esri\av_gis30\arcview\bin32>shapedxf c:\semcog\gwowei\wayuse95 c:\mapinfo\wayusecad  5
      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.
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  • ~sarhaus"> 
    will enable you to put a counter on your UM website.  Substitute your UniqName for sarhaus.
  • Alt+printscreen is the Windows-universal command to capture the entire screen on the Clipboard--then paste it into a word processor to write documentation for software or into a browser to create online documentation (or paste it anywhere else--you can even keep a copy of the current pattern of icons on your desktop in this way).  Also use to get good images from ArcView when the export facility is inadequate.
  • Copy (by highlighting the URL in your browser) useful links (ctrl+c); paste them into a NotePad file and save it.  Then you can later copy and paste links easily on your website or into another browser window without ever having to retype the URL.
  • Try EdTools for moving maps around easily in ArcView (free extension on machines in 1235 A&AB).
  • Try Alta4 for internet mapping (in 1235A&AB)
UP507, S. Arlinghaus.