East St. Louis Action Research Project
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Expanding the Use of Technology
ESLARP is using GIS to help local officials make decisions about infrastructure allocation and maintenance through modeling and forecasting.
ESLARP dramatically increased the use of technology as a communications and research tool in 1995-96. The ESLARP web page (/) was upgraded and expanded to allow greater availability of project-generated research and training materials as well as internal and external discussion forums. Between August 1995 and June 1996, the site had more than 20,000 "hits" from people all over the world.
Visitors to this website can access the East St. Louis Geographic Information Retrieval System, a demonstration model of the type of U.S. Census, physical condition, and natural landscape information available in the ESLARP Geographic Information System (GIS) database. Currently, ESLARP is using GIS to help local officials make decisions about infrastructure allocation and maintenance through modeling and forecasting.
To ensure access to ESLARP's web page by East St. Louis residents and local officials, faculty and students upgraded computing capabilities at two community-based organizations and connected them to the Internet. In addition, ESLARP helped establish a college policy to make computer equipment and technical assistance available to East St. Louis organizations.
Document author(s) : Angie Morgan
HTML by :Nandita Godbole
Last modified: September 30, 1996
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