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1958 Twin Cities Land Use Map from the Twin Cities Metropolitan Planning Commission, GIS Data Files
Chen, Wei; Levinson, David (2003)
 

Title 
1958 Twin Cities Land Use Map from the Twin Cities Metropolitan Planning Commission, GIS Data Files

Issue Date
2003-04-28

Type
Dataset, Map

Abstract
High-quality GIS land use maps for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area for 1958 that were developed from paper maps (no GIS version existed previously). These data were used in the following articles: Levinson, David, and Wei Chen (2007) "Area Based Models of New Highway Route Growth." ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development 133(4) 250-254. and Levinson, David and Wei Chen (2005) "Paving New Ground" in Access to Destinations (ed. David Levinson and Kevin Krizek)  Elsevier Publishers.

Description
The GIS shapefiles were exported using ArcGIS Quick Import Tool from the Data Interoperability Toolbox. The coverage files was imported into a file geodatabase then exported to a .shp file for long-term use without proprietary software. An example output of the final GIS file is include as a pdf, in addition, a scan of the original 1958 map (held in the UMN Borchert Map Library) is included as a pdf. Metadata was extracted as an xml file. Finally, all associated coverage files and original map scans were zipped into one file for download and reuse.

Suggested Citation
Chen, Wei; Levinson, David. (2003). 1958 Twin Cities Land Use Map from the Twin Cities Metropolitan Planning Commission, GIS Data Files. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/160503.


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