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Monitoring Land Supply with Geographic Information Systems : Theory, Practice, and Parcel-Based Approaches

 
 
 
 
Monitoring Land Supply with Geographic Information Systems : Theory, Practice, and Parcel-Based Approaches
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780471371632
ISBN 10: 471371637
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2000-05-12
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
List Price: $155.00
 
 

This comprehensive guide describes the most technically advanced form of Land Information System. In answer to the growing interest in limiting urban sprawl and the conversion of agricultural land to nonagricultural use, this timely and important reference:

  • Provides the high-precision technology to define land ownership in digital terms.
  • Provides the tools to manage urban growth and preserve open spaces and agricultural lands.
  • Contains case studies illustrating the best practices of such successes as the Portland Metro region and the Maryland Office of Planning.
  • Reports the results of a 15-month study sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
  • Helps towns and municipalities control the costs of developing an infrastructure.

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Based on a study sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, this book documents the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in monitoring urban land supply. The state of the practice is summarized, and a methodological framework for land supply monitoring and land capacity analysis is presented. Case studies are presented of successful land monitoring programs in Portland, Oregon; Montgomery County, Maryland; and the Puget Sound region in Washington. Discussion then turns to technical advances in the field, issues in land use classification, and the role of urban land simulation models. Moudon teaches urban design and planning at the University of Washington. Hubner is an urban and regional planner in Seattle and consultant to the Suburban Cities Association of King County. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)