Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sleepin' at the Bowl: Best Locations for New Hotels in Arlington, TX

Workshop Tomorrow!!

Download Full Workshop Materials (coming soon)
View Zohoshow Presentation
View Handout (1st draft)
View Flyer

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.
Here is an overview of the how the workshop will go:
  1. Explore the data (attributes and symbology)
    1. 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.
  2. Join hotel data to Tarrant Appraisal District parcels
    1. This will allow us calculate ratios such as receipts per sq f, and to calculate the total sq ft of hotel space.
  3. Calculate densities
    1. We will calculate point densities of:
      1. number of units available
      2. number of hotels
      3. receipts per unit
      4. receipts per sq ft
  4. Suitability site selection
    1. reclassify and combine
  5. Narrow suitability raster to identify most suitable locations
  6. Generate Google Map displaying results
It should be a lot of fun. If you are in the area, you should definitely stop by... ;)

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.

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