The Development of the Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators (SAVI) Database
Track: Database Design, Automation, and Management
Author(s): Sharon Kandris, Karen Frederickson
The Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators (SAVI) Project was initiated in 1993 to develop a common repository of information on Indianapolis' community assets and vulnerabilities for use by human service and community planners. Although conceived initially as a limited data set to be distributed as static maps in hard-copy and digital format, it has evolved into a comprehensive, GIS-enabled database of mapped and tabular data on the Indianapolis MSA. To keep the SAVI database flexible and robust, a sustainable data processing system has been developed for continued maintenance, processing of new data, and archiving. The principles applied and lessons learned by the design, implementation, and maintenance of the SAVI data processing system will be discussed.
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