Using GIS To Teach Land Use Planning

Using the Internet and GIS together, local officials in Connecticut are learning how to control land use for future generations.

The project, known as Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO), has grown from its original purpose of protecting water resources into a multi-purpose program that is helping local officials learn how to tackle problems concerning sprawl, land use and pollution. Mapping is the key to the project, according to Chet Arnold, co-director of NEMO. 'Many local officials have never seen maps of what the actual land cover on their town is, what is actually going on as opposed to what's planned or permitted.'"

Thanks to Bruce Rosen

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