11.205 | Fall 2019 | Graduate

Introduction to Spatial Analysis



[For dates of reading assignments, see the Readings page.]

“Addressing Brazil’s favelas | what3words” (YouTube). what3words, March 15, 2017.

Aisch, Gregor, Robert Gebeloff, and Kevin Quealy. “Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State.” New York Times, Aug. 13, 2014. 

Andersen, Jonas Lohmann Elkjaer, and Alex Landex. “GIS-Based Approaches to Catchment Area Analysis of Mass Transit” in ESRI International User Conference (2009).

Badger, Emily. “A Census Question That Could Change How Power Is Divided in America.” The New York Times, July 31, 2018.

Bloch, Matthew, Shan Carter, and Alan McLean. “Mapping America: Every City, Every Block.” New York Times map feature [requires Flash player].

———. “Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census.” New York Times map feature [requires Flash player].

Bloch, Matthew, Matthew Ericson, and Tom Giratikanon. “Mapping Uninsured Americans.” New York Times map feature.

Branigan, Tania. “China Census Could Be First to Record True Population.” The Guardian, Nov. 1, 2010.

Bui, Quoctrung, Matt A.V. Chaban, and Jeremy White. “40 Percent of the Buildings in Manhattan Could Not Be Built Today.” New York Times, May 20, 2016. 

Carr, Margaret H., and Paul Zwick. “Using GIS Suitability Analysis to Identify Potential Future Land Use Conflicts in North Central Florida” (PDF)Journal of Conservation Planning 1 (2005): 89–105.

Collins, Michael G., Frederick Steiner, and Michael J. Rushman. “Land-Use Suitability Analysis in the United States: Historical Development and Promising Technological Achievements.” Environmental Management 8:5 (2001): 611–621.

Corner, James. “The Agency of Mapping” in Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin, and Chris Perkins (eds.), The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation, Wiley (2011). ISBN: 9780470742839.

Cosgrove, Denis. “Carto-City” in Geography and Vision: Seeing and Representing the World, I.B. Tauris, 2008. ISBN: 9781850438472.

Cox, Wendell. “Region’s Transportation and Land-Use Policies Have Little Effect on Traffic Congestion.” The Seattle Times, May 1, 2012.

Currid, Elizabeth, and Sarah Williams. “The Geography of Buzz: Art, Culture and the Social Milieu in Los Angeles and New York” (PDF). Journal of Economic Geography (July 2009): 1–29.

“Fault Lines: America’s Most Segregated School District Borders” (PDF - 3.4 MB), Edbuild, 2016.

Frank, Lawrence D., Mark Bradley, Sarah Kavage, James Chapman, and T. Keith Lawton. “Urban Form, Travel Time, and Cost Relationships with Tour Complexity and Mode Choice.” Transportation 35:1 (2008): 37–54.

Gebeloff, Robert, Haeyoun Park, Matthew Bloch, and Matthew Ericson. “Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live.” New York Times, Oct. 2, 2013.

Goldberg, Daniel W., John P. Wilson, and Craig A. Knoblock. “From Text to Geographic Coordinates: The Current State of Geocoding” (PDF). URISA Journal 19:1 (2007): 33–46.

Hart, Timothy C., and Paul A. Zandbergen, (2013) “Reference Data and Geocoding Quality: Examining Completeness and Positional Accuracy of Street Geocoded Crime Incidents.” Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 36:2 (2008): 263–294.

Kar, Bandana, and Michael E. Hodgson. “A GIS‐Based Model to Determine Site Suitability of Emergency Evacuation Shelters” (PDF). Transactions in GIS 12.2 (2008): 227–248.

Kitchin, Rob, Chris Perkins, and Martin Dodge. Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory. Routledge (2009). ISBN: 9780415461528.

Kremer, Peleg, and Tracy L. DeLiberty. “Local Food Practices and Growing Potential: Mapping the Case of Philadelphia.” Applied Geography 31:4 (2011): 1252–1261.

Krygier, John, and Denis Wood. Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS, Second Edition. Guildford Press (2011). ISBN: 9781462509980.

Kurgan, Laura. Close Up at a Distance, Mapping Technology and Politics. Zone Books (2013). ISBN: 9781935408284.

Longley, Paul A., Michael F. Goodchild, David Maguire, and David W. Rhind. Geographical Information Science and Systems, Fourth Edition. ISBN: 9781118676950.

Maantay, Juliana, and John Ziegler, GIS for the Urban Environment. ESRI Press (2006). ISBN: 9781589480827.

MacDonald, Heather, and Alan Peters. Urban Policy and the Census. ESRI Press (2011). ISBN: 9781589482227.

Marshall, Aarian. 2014. “Google and Microsoft are Putting Rio’s Favelas on the Map.” Bloomberg CityLab, Sept. 26, 2014.

Monmonier, Mark. How to Lie with Maps, Second Edition. University of Chicago Press (1996). ISBN: 9780226534213.

Salm, Jon. “Visualizing NYC’s MapPLUTO Database.” Scribble, August 12, 2013.

Schlossberg, Marc. “GIS, the US Census and Neighbourhood Scale Analysis.” Planning, Practice & Research 18:2–3 (May–August 2003): 213–217.

Shkolnikov, Diana. “Befriending a Geocoder.” State of the Map Conference (2016).

Slocum, Terry A., Robert B. McMaster, Fritz C. Kessler, and Hugh H. Howard. Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization, Third Edition. Pearson (2009). ISBN: 9780132298346.

“Take a trip to the Olympics with what3words and RioGo.” what3words.com, April 8, 2016.

Turner, Corey. “The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America.” NPR, Aug. 23, 2016.

———. “Why America’s Schools Have A Money Problem.” NPR, April 18, 2016.

Zandbergen, Paul A. “Influence of Street Reference Data on Geocoding Quality.” Geocarto International 26:1 (2011): 35–47.

Zandbergen, Paul A., and Timothy C. Hart. “Reducing Housing Options for Convicted Sex Offenders: Investigating the Impact of Residency Restriction Laws Using GIS.” Justice Research and Policy 8:2 (2006): 1–24.

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