Faculty Advisor

Brown, Donald R

Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Center

Boston, Massachusetts

Abstract

Public opinion is an integral component to land preservation decision making which previous prioritization systems have neglected. To address this, a process was created which incorporates public opinion into the land preservation process. A GIS based framework was used to generate prioritization maps from community member rankings in a focus group setting. This process is effective in gaining a better understanding of the public prioritization preferences, and can be used to build consensus in the local community.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts

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