Dahlberg, Richard E.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Geography
Land use--Planning--United States; Space in economics
The purpose of this study is to define the relationships between the types of spatial land use data collected and the planning tasks to be performed within planning agencies at various levels within the hierarchy of governments in the United States. Two of the important data qualities examined are taxonomic detail and spatial resolution. Empirical data were collected through case studies of planning activities of township, county, municipal and regional levels of government in southern Wisconsin. For each case study selected, planning functions were chosen and for each such function selected, analytical tasks to be performed and data elements required were identified. In each of the case studies, the use of companion data sets with spatial land use data proved to be very significant. The level of taxonomic detail required was high for agencies involved in urban planning or modeling and coarse for rural planning. The level of spatial resolution was fine for urban and county level planning and coarse for regional planning where heavy dependence is placed on modeling.
Knauel, Richard L., "Role of spatial land use data in the planning process" (1980). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4780.
vii, 109 pages
Northern Illinois University
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