Projecting Customers Using a GIS Land Use Forecasting Model

by Jacqueline Borrego,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation


The Salt River project originally developed the Land Use Forecasting Model to understand the pattern of urbanization of agricultural and desert land in metropolitan Phoenix. The model allocates future land uses to forty-acre parcels based on factors influencing development such as access to freeways, proximity to railroads, and adjacency to intersections. Projecting the distribution of future growth by land use type allows us to study the impact of future water and electrical customers on our system.

Subject Headings: Land use | Project management | Geographic information systems | Forecasting | Client relationships | Water resources | Urban and regional development | Urban areas | Phoenix | Arizona | United States

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