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Data > About Information Needs

87 Business Information Needs

For issues within the metropolitan area, I need to know. . .
who has rights to a property, including ownership, leases, easements, rights-of-way.
where people live and how to contact them.
the locations and characteristics of utility networks (ex: water, electric, gas, cable) and their access points. (ex: hydrants, valves)
how a piece of land is being used, including whether or not it is vacant.
the location of crimes, violations and similar incidents and the characteristics of the occurrences.
the regulations that affect the use of a piece of land, such as zoning.
about permits issued for a piece of land or for the structures or activities on it. (ex: building, disposal, hazardous material permits)
the locations of recreational facilities and their attributes. (ex: facility type, condition, operator)
about land use or development plans that have been officially adopted by public bodies.
the locations and characteristics of planned investments in public and private land and buildings.
the locations and characteristics of current and historical investments in public and private land and buildings.
the location of one or more specified structures. (ex: houses, garages, out buildings, commercial & industrial buildings)
the location of human and social service providers and/or the areas they serve.
the characteristics of a specified structure. (ex: when built, materials, style, capacity, etc.)
the locations of inspected structures or properties and the result of the inspection.
how a structure is currently being used.
the number, type, characteristics and locations of structures used for housing.
the locations of entrances and other access points for recreational facilities, such as parks or lakes.
where users of a specified recreational facility live and the socioeconomic characteristics of those users.
the recreational preferences of individuals and/or households that live in an area.
recreational and commercial watercraft usage patterns on lakes and rivers.
locations of correctional or judicial service facilities and the areas they serve.
the tax status and tax history of specified pieces of land.
the current and historical value of a piece of land and improvements.
the locations and current and historical value of real estate sales and leases.
the characteristics of any land surveys conducted on a specified piece of land.
the locations and characteristics of road/highway networks. (ex: pavement type, width, condition)
the locations and characteristics of recreational facilities that are networks, such as bike paths and jogging trails.
the locations and characteristics of air transportation facilities.
the locations and characteristics of rail networks.
the locations and characteristics of water features.(ex: lakes, wetlands, floodplains, acquifers, watersheds)
the locations and characteristics of water networks. (ex: streams, rivers, canals)
the locations and characteristics of defined transportation routes. (ex: transit, school buses, garbage pickup, recycling)
traffic volumes, traffic modes and other indicators of transportation network usage.
the locations and characteristics of current transportation construction.
the locations and characteristics of planned transportation construction.
the locations of traffic control devices.
traffic conditions and vehicle locations on a transportation network.
elevations for specified locations or areas.
the soil characteristics found at specified locations or areas.
the locations and characteristics of special geological formations. (ex: caves, cliffs, bluffs, eskers)
the street address for specified locations.
historical or archeological features found at a specified location.
the boundaries and location of a specified parcel.
the characteristics of all parcels within a specified distance of a location.
a unique identifying attribute of a land parcel, such as parcel ID.
the boundaries and characteristics of a specified jurisdiction. (ex: city, school district, county, police and fire districts)
the boundaries and characteristics of census areas. (ex: census blocks, block groups, tracts)
the boundaries and characteristics of postal zip code areas.
the boundaries and characteristics of informally defined areas. (ex: neighborhoods, market areas, service areas, gang A turf @ )
environmental quality conditions at specified locations. (ex: groundwater sensitivity, water quality, level of aircraft noise, air pollution)
the locations and characteristics of contaminated sites.
the vegetation growing at a specified location or within a specified area.
the animals that can be found at a specified location or within a specified area.
the location of instances of plant and/or animal diseases.
where hazardous materials are stored, their characteristics and who stores them.
where hazardous materials or pollutants are generated, their characteristics and who generates them.
where hazardous materials or pollutants are used, their characteristics and who uses them.
where hazardous materials have been stored, generated or used in the past.
the locations and characteristics of water sources suitable for human consumption.
the area served by an informal group and its membership characteristics. (ex: home owners association, church, scout troop)
where groups of individuals or households residing in a specified area spend their money and on what.
for immigrants, their country of origin, language spoken and immigration status.
where people or households have moved from and/or where they have moved to and when that move occurred.
the location of polling places and the districts and precincts that they serve.
where registered voters reside, their characteristics and the elections they voted in.
the location of individuals or households with aggresive traits or other specific negative social characteristics.
the socioeconomic characteristics of individuals, based upon their place of residence.
the socioeconomic characteristics of individuals, based upon their place of work.
the socioeconomic characteristics of households and where they reside.
the socioeconomic characteristics of an area = s population.
where school age children and other persons attending school live and where they receive their schooling.
for a specified time in the future, where school age children and other persons attending school are likely to live.
the location of schools and their characteristics, including the area they service and the programs they offer.
the locations of health incidents, who was involved and the characteristics of the incidents. (ex: injuries, births, deaths, diseases)
the location affected by a specified disaster, and characteristics of the damage sustained. (ex: tornado, explosion, flood)
locations of emergency service and health care providers, their service areas and their response capabilities.
the number of emergency calls related to a specified location, who responded and the characteristics of the emergency.
who receives human and social services and where they live.
the areas served by utility networks and the characteristics of the services provided.
the location of current utility construction.
the location of planned utility construction.
the location of utility consumers and their consumption characteristics.
the locations of specified business establishments and information about them. (ex: type, number of employees, sales)
the locational characteristics of economic sectors and industries.
the economic characteristics of an area = s business activity.
the locations and characteristics of public investments for services, excluding buildings, land and infrastructure.

Notes: Version 0.5 changes were made on January 27, by David Arbeit, Randy Johnson and Chris Cialek based on comments provided from the January 22 survey alpha test. Version 0.6 changes were made on February 7, by David Arbeit, Randy Johnson, David Vessel and Chris Cialek based on comments provided from the January 29 survey beta test. Shaded lines indicate changes made to Business Needs Statements since 1/29/97 beta test.

   
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