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Regional Model: Maps, Tools and Reports for the Northeast Illinois Planning Region

This website contains a full set of maps, mapping tools and policy guidance organized by topic/ objective, specific to Northeast Illinois.

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You Are Here: GIS Map of Cambridge, MA

The Social Computing Group at MIT created this map by analyzing Google Street View images of Cambridge, MA.  It illustrates the amount of green infrastructure in the city and could offer some useful guidance to GIS specialists.

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National Land Cover Database

The USGS developed the National Land Cover Database to provide spatial reference and land cover data for the entire United States.  It illustrates land use type (urban, forest, agriculture etc.), percent tree canopy cover, and percent impervious surface.

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Demystifying Social Equity

This article explores how various communities attempt to integrate equity and diversity into their overall sustainability plans. More than half the cities responding to the survey had adopted none or only one practice to promote equity.

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National Agroforestry Center Visual Simulation Tools

These simulation tools provide a visual demonstration of how adding trees improves stormwater management.  They use CANVIS, a free image editing program designed for urban forestry.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Case Studies and Developed Plans
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Explore It
  • Map It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning