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Libyan Transportation Infrastructure Inventory, Ahmed Ahmouda Aug 2014

Libyan Transportation Infrastructure Inventory, Ahmed Ahmouda

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

Libya has suffered forty-two years of neglect with a deficit in management and development in its transportation infrastructure. That deficit comes from a scarcity of data, and the current poor approach in the country to developing its transportation infrastructure management system. As the first step to help the government of Libya rebuild itself, this project will conduct a full inventory of its facilities for a plan to manage and rebuild their network of roads, ports, and streets, which is one of the most important infrastructure features in the country. The main purpose of this project is to help Libya’s ...


Vgi And Twitter For Event Feedback; A Case Study For The Arts Council For Long Beach, Numa Gremling Dec 2013

Vgi And Twitter For Event Feedback; A Case Study For The Arts Council For Long Beach, Numa Gremling

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Social networking platforms such as Twitter are playing an increasingly important role in understanding the public’s involvement of social activities. Along with GIS and the volunteered geographic information movement, these technologies have great potential in shaping how urban planning can be conducted. This report will provide details about how an interactive web GIS application was used to connect the public with the Arts Council of Long Beach (ACLB), a non-profit organization. The web application provides the ACLB an effective way to evaluate public responses concerning their A LOT Initiative, a project which aims at reviving neighborhoods by hosting events ...


Creating A Vibrant Place For The City Of Redlands Assessing The Suitability Of An Abandoned Downtown Space For Mixed Use Development, Basim Saidan Alharbi Aug 2013

Creating A Vibrant Place For The City Of Redlands Assessing The Suitability Of An Abandoned Downtown Space For Mixed Use Development, Basim Saidan Alharbi

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With expanding urban population and growing need for various services, city governments and local organizations are looking for effective uses of city spaces. The City of Redlands wants to improve their use of vacant locations and provide better services to the local residents. In particular, the City of Redlands wants to apply mixed land use on the old Redlands Mall location that has been closed down. A comparative suitability analysis is conducted in a GIS to the site and surrounding areas to provide evidence to the client and the decision makers. Various factors, including schools, libraries, parks, hospitals, population density ...


Route Planning: Winter Applications, Brett Vernon Bingham Aug 2008

Route Planning: Winter Applications, Brett Vernon Bingham

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Multiple professions require the proficiency of accurately calculated routes. The use of efficient snow plow routes is essential for clearing the streets in a cold-climate metropolis. For this case study of snow plow routing for the city of Washington, D.C., man-made geographic boundaries were analyzed to determine their influential role in generating resourceful routes. Complex variables, such as turning impedances, multiple passes and many more, were input into a geographic information system (GIS) in order to test the software’s capabilities. The GIS software created reliable results for adequately clearing the streets of Washington, D.C.