Thesis Title

A Cost Surface Model For Preliminary Evaluation of Selected Physical Factors Associated With Residential Site Development in South Central Greene County, Missouri

Date of Graduation

Summer 1987

Degree

Master of Science in Geospatial Sciences

Department

Geography, Geology and Planning

Committee Chair

Elias Johnson

Subject Categories

Earth Sciences

Abstract

A preliminary evaluation of physical factors prior to site selection could help developers anticipate and reduce costs associated with residential site development. A geographic information systems was used to model costs related to the selected physical factors in a study area in southern Greene County, Missouri. The output of this model was a cost-surface map in which peaks depicted areas with his associated development costs and valleys showed areas with low associated development costs. Of the physical factors selected for the study, the cost associated with development in the flood plain was the highest, followed by costs associated with drainage problems.

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© Vicky Carleen Varner

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