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Title: 1958 Twin Cities Land Use Map from the Twin Cities Metropolitan Planning Commission, GIS Data Files
Authors: Chen, Wei
Levinson, David
Issue Date: 28-Apr-2003
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.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/160503
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Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
1958 Twin Cities Land Use Map.zipOriginal ArcGIS Data Files (includes ArcInfo Coverage files)92.37 MBZIPView/Open
1958originalmap.pdfScan of Paper Map46.2 MBPDFView/Open
1958gisdataexport.pdfExample GIS Output (for viewing purposes)362.98 kBPDFView/Open
1958metadata.xmlGIS Metadata for Shapefile3.71 kBXMLView/Open
L1958_poly.zipGIS shapefile573.24 kBZIPView/Open

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