GIS ANALYSIS OF THE
DEQUINDRE CUT
Justin Lyons
July 23, 2014
Contents
• Background
• Project Scope
• Map Layers
• Project Tools
• Observations
• Conclusion
• Sources
2
Background
• The Dequindre Cut is a rails to trails, greenway project in
Detroit, MI
• Located on east side between Easter...
Project Scope
Analyze population and
housing around the
Dequindre Cut greenway in
Detroit, MI
• Concentrate on six entry
p...
Map Layers
• Streets (Esri)
• Block Group Demographics (US Census)
• Detroit Schools (City of Detroit)
Key research attrib...
Project Tools
Application a variety of geoprocessing tools to compile and
analyze data
1. Created a geodatabase to store a...
Observations
Majority of population is
located around entry
points 4 and 5
• Entry point 4: 6,428
people
• Entry point 5: ...
Observations
Entry point 4 has the most
housing units within a half
mile
• 5,161 units
8
Observations
Vacant housing is located
primarily around entry
point 4
• 17% of units within a half
mile of entry point 4
9
Observations
Seven schools within a
half mile of an entry point
• Two high schools
• Five K-8 schools
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Conclusion
• Majority of housing and population along the Dequindre
Cut is concentrated around the central entry points
• ...
Sources
• ArcGIS 10.1
• Map Layers
• World Street Map (Arc GIS Online)
• Detroit Public Schools (City of Detroit)
• Block ...
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A brief analysis of population and housing around the Dequindre Cut greenway trail in Detroit, MI. Presented to grad class UP6700 at Wayne State University.

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GIS Analysis Of The Dequindre Cut

  1. 1. GIS ANALYSIS OF THE DEQUINDRE CUT Justin Lyons July 23, 2014
  2. 2. Contents • Background • Project Scope • Map Layers • Project Tools • Observations • Conclusion • Sources 2
  3. 3. Background • The Dequindre Cut is a rails to trails, greenway project in Detroit, MI • Located on east side between Eastern Market and Detroit Riverfront • Currently 1.35 miles long and runs below grade • Mack Ave extension to be completed Spring 2015 3
  4. 4. Project Scope Analyze population and housing around the Dequindre Cut greenway in Detroit, MI • Concentrate on six entry points to trail 4
  5. 5. Map Layers • Streets (Esri) • Block Group Demographics (US Census) • Detroit Schools (City of Detroit) Key research attributes: • Population • Housing Units • Vacant Units • Occupied Units • Rental vs. Owner Occupied 5
  6. 6. Project Tools Application a variety of geoprocessing tools to compile and analyze data 1. Created a geodatabase to store all project information 2. Manually located six entry points and converted graphics to features 3. Formed ½ mile and ¼ mile buffers around each entry point 4. Intersected block group demographics with buffers 5. Selected schools with in buffers and create a new layer 6. Generated summary statistics to further analyze data by entry point 6
  7. 7. Observations Majority of population is located around entry points 4 and 5 • Entry point 4: 6,428 people • Entry point 5: 4,331 people 7
  8. 8. Observations Entry point 4 has the most housing units within a half mile • 5,161 units 8
  9. 9. Observations Vacant housing is located primarily around entry point 4 • 17% of units within a half mile of entry point 4 9
  10. 10. Observations Seven schools within a half mile of an entry point • Two high schools • Five K-8 schools 10
  11. 11. Conclusion • Majority of housing and population along the Dequindre Cut is concentrated around the central entry points • Primarily rental housing (ex: 75% renters within half mile of entry point 4) • Students in area could use path as access to schools • Research opportunity for economic development and increase density 11
  12. 12. Sources • ArcGIS 10.1 • Map Layers • World Street Map (Arc GIS Online) • Detroit Public Schools (City of Detroit) • Block Group Demographics (US Census) • “Dequindre Cut.” Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. http://detroitriverfront.org/riverfront/dequindre- cut/dequindre-cut 12
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