Abstract

Planning departments are besieged with temporal/historical information. While for many institutions historical information can be relegated to archives, planning departments have a constant need to access and query their historical information, particularly their historical spatial information such as zoning. This can be a cumbersome process fraught with inaccuracies due to the changing organizational methods and the extended historical legacies of most municipalities. Geographic Information Systems can be a tool to provide a solution to the difficulties in querying spatio-temporal planning data. Using a data model designed specifically to facilitate the querying of historical zoning information, queries can be performed to answer basic zoning questions such as "what is the zoning history for a specific parcel of land?" This work outlines this zoning data model, its implementation, and its testing using queries basic to the needs of planning departments.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Geography

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http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2002

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd13

Keywords

Arcmap, Arcinfo, geodatabase, spatial, GIS, ordinance, city, planner, code, enforcement, land, grandfather, clause, zone, verification, time, space-time, government, ESRI, map, cartography

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Geography Commons

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