If you haven’t been to Walkscore.com you should check it out: They have done a pretty interesting spatial analysis based upon distance from an address to local resources (restaurants, shopping, etc). Check it out here: http://www.walkscore.com/apartments/search/90071.
What is interesting to me about this is that if you flip the analysis, and add our service locations from our location management system (aka Points of interest – click to download) – you can do a service GAP analysis – basically the red areas would be places that don’t have enough services.
As a government agency this would be a powerful rendering of where we as a County need to add providers or sign contracts.
I’d be interested in this – when I get the change I’ll start taking a look at this – but if someone does it first I would love to see the results!