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GIS Walkability Modeling

GIS Walkability Modeling

47 min

As the field of planning continues to trend toward multi-modal, sustainable transportation practices, tools to model or analyze the walkability of a given area have grown in number and complexity. In this course, students will learn how to apply ArcMap and the Spatial Analyst extension to model walkability. The course assumes students have a working knowledge of GIS and basic familiarity with Spatial Analyst.

In This Course

  1. A brief introduction to the course and what students can expect to learn.
  2. Existing Walkability Tools & Game Plan
    This chapter looks at some examples of walkability tools and provides an outline for the approach employed in this course.
  3. Preparing Datasets 1: Assigning Values
    In this chapter, students will assign values to 3 datasets in preparation for the creation of a friction layer.
  4. Preparing Datasets 2: Creating Friction Grids
    Students will learn how to convert to raster and utilize the raster calculator to create a weighted friction layer.
  5. Running A Walkshed Analysis
    Students will learn how to use the Spatial Analyst cost distance tool to run a walkshed analysis.
  6. Post-processing Results
    Learn some tips and tricks for post-processing and presentation of the initial results of the analysis including use of the reclassify and focal statistics tools.
  7. Summary
    Steph offers a final review and summary.

Published 2012