Geog3561Lab09_F09

Geog3561Lab09_F09 - Geography 3561/5561 Fall 2009

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Geography 3561/5561 – Fall 2009 Lab 9: Address Matching and Geocoding Due on: December 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd , and 7 th . INSTRUCTIONS Complete the lab exercises described below. When you have worked through the lab, answer the questions that appear at the end of this document. Make sure to enter your name and lab section in the space provided, then print and turn in the answers to the questions on the last page and your final map. INTRODUCTION It is very common for many organizations to use GIS in decision making through tracking the addresses of their clients. Methods of address matching or geocoding are developed to turn street addresses into useful geographic information. In this lab, you will use GIS to locate existing oriental grocery stores in Minneapolis. You will then compare their locations with the demographic composition of different neighborhoods in Minneapolis. At last, you will make recommendation on a potential location for a new oriental grocery store. LEARNING OBJECTIVES For this location search, we have created a table of oriental grocery stores in Minneapolis from the local telephone directory, and downloaded the necessary TIGER files from the Census Bureau Web site. You will first geocode the addresses of the oriental grocery stores in Minneapolis to see where they are located spatially, and then examine the locations of them in relation to the demographic composition of neighborhoods in Minneapolis, according to 2000 census tract data. After completing this lab, you should: 1. Be more comfortable working with socio-economic data and ArcMap. 2. Understand how to match addresses through Geocoding. 3. Understand query, join, visualization, and map production better EXERCISES (A) Setup 1. First, set up some disk space for your work on this lab.   If you have not already  created a personal working folder ( C:\temp\[UofM ID] ) on your computer, do so 
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now.  Then, create a new working folder for this lab entitled  lab09  inside of  C:\temp\ [UofM ID]   and copy all of the files in   G:\Geog 3561\lab09   into that new folder.  There   should   be   two   shapefiles,   Minneapolis_streets.shp   and  Minneapolis_tracts.shp , and two text files,  race.txt  and  stores.txt 2. Start ArcMap. Create a new map.  Add the two shapefiles, Minneapolis_streets and  Minneapolis_tracts, and the two text files, race.txt and stores.txt, to your data frame  and turn the layers on.  3. Change   the   name   of   the   data   frame   to   “Minneapolis”.   Click   on   the  Minneapolis_streets symbol box in the Table of Contents to bring out the   Symbol  Selector . Change the color of the street network to black.  Open the  Symbol Selector  for Minneapolis_tracts and change the color to light grey. (B) Geocoding the addresses 
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Geog3561Lab09_F09 - Geography 3561/5561 Fall 2009

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