Monday, February 23, 2009

Midterm- Analysis in New York City

What is GIS?
--A geographical information system
According to Wikipedia, it "captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that refers to or is linked to location. In other words, the term describes any information system that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information.
--The notions of space were important in this study because this study focused on the neighborhood library branches. The "space" in this sense were the different library characteristics, such as size and services.

What is the "central place theory"
---"a location theory in geography explaining the location of consumer services such as library service." (p. 448)

How did the researchers define "neighborhoods"
"a limited territory within a larger urban area, where people inhabit dwellings and interact socially" or a geographic "unit within which certain social relationships exist" (p 449)

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