[WEC-Map] Population and Employment Density Maps
matthews at artifice.com
Tue Mar 11 12:28:47 PDT 2008
Thanks for this suggestion. The Mapping Committee really put way too much effort into creating a balanced set of maps, to easily take on various additional maps non-integrated maps at this point. And it is also difficult to say yes to some additions without saying yes to many others.
It's a little bit like the WEC membership issue. There are several people and roles out there which theoretically could be helpful additions to the WEC process. But the roster is pretty full already, there's a real cost to any additions at this stage, and any such changes need surprisingly careful consideration.
And without critiquing the specific maps you've referenced, some of us have found that other LCOG summary maps incorporate subtle perspectives which need to be interpreted cautiously. This was the case with some LCOG-prepared natural resource maps, for instance, that had been prepared for other non-WEC purposes. While they looked great, they didn't fully inform our questions.
But if you can use your city position and contacts to get access to the GIS data behind those - while the time is very short - we might still be able to incorporate them in our maps, according to the balanced schemes worked out by the committee. That could be great, as some of this data is among that we're already seeking.
Continuing that thought, this kind of data will be even more valuable one notch further down the process, when we are starting to get a bit evaluative. So if the data doesn't come through in the next 24 hours, it may in fact be even more useful a week or two later!
On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:45:43 -0700, BREHM Christo C wrote:
> Rob & Kevin,
> Attached is a PDF with LCOG Employment Density and Population Density
> maps as well as Annexation History and 1990-2000 Change in School
> District Enrollment maps. They seem really useful as references for
> this upcoming design storming session, especially the population and
> employment density maps.
> Unfortunatly, we don't have the GIS layers, but I could at least
> print up some 11x17 maps for each break out group to reference.
> Are you two in support of me bringing some copies to the design
> storming Thursday?
> The maps are from http://www.lcog.org/PDF/RegionalTrends2006.pdf
> which would be (perhaps has been?) a very useful reference for WEC
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