Using GIS for Tracking Growth Management
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Amy Lucas
The Washington State Buildable Lands Program requires Snohomish County and its cities to compare existing urban growth plans with actual development that has occurred. Many databases within and outside of County inventory were analyzed including some without geo-referencing information and others requiring assembly. ArcGIS was used to layer, conglomerate and georeference the databases to model and perform the geographic related steps used in the analysis, and to display the results of the study.