We have been working on defining the proposed urbanized area for our
However, we are encountering some issues with the "hop" step -- namely,
is there a quicker way in ArcView to identify eligible blocks or other
unconnected densely populated areas (BG cores + blocks) not contiguous
to the "core" (and their corresponding connecting paths), rather than
manually determining the shortest qualifying path between the block and
the core for each individual instance?
Haila R. Maze, Senior Planner
Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments
5290 Rivers Avenue, Suite 400
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 529-0305 fax
From: Elaine Murakami [mailto:Elaine.Murakami@igate.fhwa.dot.gov]
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 12:31 PM
Subject: [CTPP] INFORMATION: Urbanized Area Proposed Definition
This information (probably in revised form) will be sent to the FHWA
field offices within the next day. However, I am sending this along to
the CTPP listserv to get it out as soon as possible.
Attached is a document to assist those areas which may want to evaluate
what the impact of the proposed definition of Urbanized Areas may be for
their area. You will need to know how to use GIS to conduct this
evaluation. While we conferred with the Census Bureau staff to assure
that these notes are correct, we cannot guarantee them. You will want
to print this in COLOR to be able to read the maps. Technical questions
should be addressed to ua(a)geo.census.gov. You may also call the Census
Bureau Geography Division at 301-457-1099.
Comments to the Federal Register notice (posted at
) are due by April 27, 2001.
Comments should be submitted to Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2049,
Fedral Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20233-0001.
The FHWA Office of Metropolitan Planning prepared these notes to assist
local areas, however, we will not be checking individual areas against
these proposed criteria, and will not be able to provide technical
assistance in operating ArcView or ArcInfo.