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Mapping for Change: Using Geographic Information Systems for Community Development.

PolicyLink and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

Increasingly, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and its partners have been tapping into the power of geographic information systems (GIS) to convey information in a concise and compelling manner through maps and to analyze data geographically. GIS is a powerful tool for community development planning, advocacy, organizing, fundraising, and evaluation. However, the barriers to effectively using GISラincluding access to technology, data, skilled users, and resourcesラare significant and frequently underestimated by users. This publication was prepared to document the many ways in which GIS is furthering community development efforts and to share the lessons of those who have pioneered the use of this technology. The report includes detailed case studies of a GIS partnership in Richmond, Virginia, as well as the Minneapolis Neighborhood Information System (MNIS), a program of CURA.

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New York: Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
22 pp.
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