Machine learning can predict ‘highest & best use’

Recently, Philadelphia City Councilman and real estate developer, Alan Domb proposed that the City “should figure out the highest and…

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Mapping Philly’s proposed marijuana dispensary zoning restrictions

In April of 2016, the State of Pennsylvania voted to legalize medical marijuana. Currently, Philadelphia City Council members are debating how to use…

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Urban heat islands & street trees in Philadelphia

Source: NASA, Earth Observatory This past August, 2016 was the hottest in 136 years according to NASA. In cities, this…

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A predictive site suitability approach to land conservation

Suitability modeling is one of the most important GIS skill sets for a spatial analyst to master. Traditionally, site suitability is…

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