Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The impacts of a proposed new project can often be more clearly understood when shown on a map. GIS technology can be used to create both printed and interactive maps that help stakeholders and the public compare alternative project designs, choose optimal site locations and measure the impacts of development.

GIS maps can be used to build consensus and improve the decision making process. The built in linkage between the map and underlying database in a GIS allows mapping to be updated quickly to illustrate alternative project scenarios, highlight impacts and walkthrough project phases.

GIS capabilities can help answer project questions such as:

  • What areas will this project impact and what alternative locations are there?
  • What are the properties impacted by ROW for the project?
  • What are the best targets for build out or revitalization?
  • What development constraints are present?

GIS opportunities include:

  • Evaluating Project Locations / Alternatives
  • Illustrating Project Phases
  • Displaying ROW impacts
  • Showing Build Out Analysis / Planning
  • Highlighting Revitalization Targets

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