URPL 969

Applied GIS Workshop:
Land Use Inventory
and Analysis


Source: American Planning Association

Department of Urban and Regional Planning,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Spring 2007 -- 3 credits

David Hart, Coastal GIS Specialist,
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute,
Email: dhart *at* aqua.wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 262-6515

Lecture - Wednesdays, 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. - 208 Old Music Hall
Lab - Fridays, 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. - URPL Computer Lab

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Course Resources
Course Schedule
Course Products
* GIS Application Papers *
Links
* Planning Support Systems *
* Land Classification *
* Parcels *
* Coastal Planning *
* GIS Resources *

This is an intermediate-level course that focuses on the application of geographic information systems in the practice of urban and regional planning, with a focus on land use and environmental issues. Students will learn about cutting-edge land classification and field inventory methods, as well as GIS functionality for working with parcel maps and tax assessment data. The central component is a class project covering the collection, formatting, analysis, and presentation of land use data for a neighborhood in a Great Lakes coastal community utilizing the Land-Based Classification Standards developed by the American Planning Association. Planning issues to be addressed include the preservation of “working waterfronts” and smart growth concepts associated with the transformation of an obsolete industrial corridor into a vibrant employment center that mixes residential, commercial, and industrial uses.


Course Resources

Information
Course Flyer (pdf file)
Syllabus (pdf file)

Readings
Readings are available on electronic reserves accessible to students through My UW-Madison or Learn@UW. Books are available on reserve at the Geography Library.

GIS Training
As part of the Univerisity of Wisconsin System-ESRI site license, students, faculty, and staff have access to many of the courses offered as part of the "ESRI Virtual Campus" for free. Contact Math Heinzel at LICGF (5-8536) for the "key" that will allow you to take the course.


Course Schedule

Week 1

Wednesday, January 24
Course Outline, Introductions

Friday, January 26
Planning Support Systems

Readings:


Week 2

Wednesday, January 31
Overview of Land Classification

Readings:

Friday, February 2
Shoreland Management GIS Exercise
Shoreland Management
Lab Exercise for ArcGIS 9.2 (Unfinished rough draft dated 2/2/07)
Shoreland Management data sets for ArcGIS 9.2 (zip file - 5.6 MB)


Week 3

Wednesday, February 7
Land-Based Classification Standards

Readings:

Friday, February 9
Coastal Erosion GIS Exercise
Coastal Erosion Lab Exercise for ArcGIS 9.x (rough draft dated 7/17/05)
Coastal Erosion Lab Exercise for ArcGIS 9.2 (partly updated - dated 2/9/07)
Coastal Erosion data sets for ArcGIS 9.x (zip file - 4.5 MB)


Week 4

Wednesday, February 14
Land Use Inventory

Readings:

Friday, February 16
Regent Neighborhood LBCS GIS Exercise
Regent Neighborhood LBCS Lab Exercise for ArcGIS 9.2 (draft dated 2/15/07)
Regent Neighborhood LBCS data sets for ArcGIS 9.2 (zip file - 2.1 MB)


Week 5

Wednesday, February 21
Parcel Data Overview

Readings:

Friday, February 23
GPS Exercise

Resources:

Assignment Due: GIS Application Summary


Week 6

Wednesday, February 28
Parcel Data Models
Web Collaboration (via WisLineWeb). Class meets in Room 227, Pyle Center
Participant:
Nancy von Meyer, Fairview Industries - Pendelton, SC

Reading:

Friday, March 2
Obtaining Data for the GIS Tutorial
Jaime Stoltenberg, Map and GIS Librarian, Arthur H. Robinsin Map Library

"Hands-on" GIS Training Books:

Resources:

Week 7

Wednesday, March 7
Coastal Management
Travis Olson, Wetland Protection and Land Use Planning Coordinator, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

Friday, March 9
Lab Time for GIS Tutorial


Week 8

Wednesday, March 14
Working Waterfronts
Web Collaboration (via WisLineWeb). Class meets in Room 327, Pyle Center
Participant:
Robert Swett, Waterways Specialist, Florida Sea Grant - Gainesville, FL

Friday, March 16
Lab Time for GIS Tutorial


Week 9

Wednesday, March 21
Lab time for GIS Tutorial

Friday, March 23
Area Planning in Milwaukee
Web Collaboration (via WisLineWeb). Class meets in Room 327, Pyle Center
Participant:
Michael Maierle, Strategic Planning Manager, City of Milwaukee Department of City Development

Assignment Due: GIS Tutorial

Saturday, March 24
Field Trip to Milwaukee


Week 10

Wednesday, March 28
LBCS Inventory work time

Friday, March 30
LBCS Inventory work time

Assignment Due: LBCS Inventory – Effort, Issues, and Data Entry


Week 11

SPRING BREAK


Week 12

Wednesday, April 11
Project Work Time

Friday, April 13
GIS and the Land-Based Classification Standards
Web Collaboration (via WisLineWeb). Class meets in Room 227, Pyle Center
Participant:
Sanjay Jeer, Planning Consultant - Chicago, IL


Week 13

Wednesday, April 18
Parcel Data and Wildland Fire Management
Web Collaboration (via WisLineWeb). Class meets in Room 227, Pyle Center
Participant:
Kevin Hyde, METI for the USDA Forest Service RMRS Forestry Sciences Lab - Missoula, MT

Readings: Friday, April 20
Project Work Time


Week 14

Wednesday, April 25
Project Work Time

Friday, April 27
Project Work Time


Week 15

Wednesday, May 2
Project Work Time

Friday, May 4
Project Work Time


Week 16

Wednesday, May 9
Project Presentation: Campus
Class meets in Room 208, Music Hall

Friday, May 11
Project Presentation: Milwaukee (via WisLineWeb).
Class meets in Room 327, Pyle Center

Assignment Due: LBCS Analysis Report


Course Products

GIS Application Paper

Students prepared a two-page summary of a GIS application that discussed how the application influenced decision-making and benefited society - a selection of which are presented below. The summaries cover the following topics: background/context, nature of the application/functionality/analysis, application impacts/benefits to society, and future directions/needs/changes to the application.

Assignment -
GIS Application Summary (Adobe pdf file - 20 KB)

Links

Planning Support Systems Land Classification Parcels Coastal Issues GIS Resources


Last modified on May 3, 2007