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Developing and Sustaining a Community Information System for Central Indiana: SAVI as a Case Study

  • David J. BodenhamerEmail author
  • James T. Colbert
  • Karen Frederickson Comer
  • Sharon M. Kandris
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Part of the Community Quality-of-Life Indicators book series (CQLI, volume 3)

Abstract

SAVI is one of the nation’s largest community information systems containing over 10,000 indicators of quality of life. This chapter describes the history and development of its robust data processing system, its interactive web application that allows users to analyze and visualize the indicators, the governance and funding structures, and the cultivation of the user community and support mechanisms. It highlights various uses of the system by a wide range of user groups. Finally, it shares the lessons SAVI learned during its 15-year history and outlines the recommended steps for a community to develop its own community information system.

Keywords

Geographic Information System American Community Survey Data Provider Census Block Group User Support 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Bodenhamer
    • 1
    Email author
  • James T. Colbert
    • 1
  • Karen Frederickson Comer
    • 1
  • Sharon M. Kandris
    • 1
  1. 1.The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA

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