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Last week, I posted the basic details about this semester's 3 workshops. Well, after a round of late night shifts, the new hotel workshop is just about ready to go.
No doubt about it, there is so much data included in this workshop. Everyone will see that I got carried away... Here are highlights of the details of the data sources used. Complete details in the handout.
- Texas Comptroller's Office
- Hotel locations including units available and gross receipts
- City Boundaries
- Land Use 2005
- FEMA Q3
- Features (points of interest)
- City of Arlington: GIS
- Tarrant Appraisal District
- Parcel Boundaries
- AAAA Primary Real Estate account data
- LOCA dataset for geographic processing
- Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center
- 2004 NAIP infrared 1-meter aerial
- 2005 NAIP true color 2-meter aerial
- Simply Map (subscription database)
- 2006 Demographics by Census Block Group
- vacant units
- various retail sales estimates
- various business counts
- crime index
- various sales potential indices
- Explore the data (attributes and symbology)
- All library GIS workshops are designed to educate, intrigue, and entertain both GIS users and those merely interested. This portion, while slightly slow for the GIS users, makes those new to GIS comfortable with the software.
- Join hotel data to Tarrant Appraisal District parcels
- This will allow us calculate ratios such as receipts per sq f, and to calculate the total sq ft of hotel space.
- Calculate densities
- We will calculate point densities of:
- number of units available
- number of hotels
- receipts per unit
- receipts per sq ft
- Suitability site selection
- reclassify and combine
- Narrow suitability raster to identify most suitable locations
- Generate Google Map displaying results
What did I not have enough time to incorporate? While we do have the zoning and landuse data in the database, it is not incorporated in the site selection process...mainly due to lack of time. It can, of course, be referenced at any time by adding it as a layer.