ESLARP GIS:

A REPORT ON THE CURRENT STATUS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GIS WITHIN THE EAST ST. LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROGRAM

PREPARED BY: KRISTOFER JOHNSON
AS PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF UP 497 INDEPENDENT STUDY
AUGUST 2, 2002
DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The focus of this report will be on how GIS can be used with grassroots, neighborhood development organizations. Specifically, it will describe the East St. Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP) and its use of GIS. There will also be a discussion of the information that can be derived from existing ESLARP GIS data. Following this section, the opportunities that ESLARP has to generate new types of data will be examined. Finally, there will be a short discussion on how creating new data can be incorporated into the ESLARP studio (ARCH 372, LA 236/338, UP 378) that occurs during the spring semester. Within each subject, this report will attempt to provide both the benefits of GIS and any possible concerns or limitations that may exist.

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Document author(s) : Kristofer Johnson
Last modified: 16 January 2003, Deanna Koenigs