Geospatial Analyses (GIS)

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

April 13, 2018 / Comments Off on SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania is Econsult Solution’s 2018 Economic Impact Study completed for Pennsylvania’s largest transit authority, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. Our report to SEPTA is timely as the agency faces significant budget pressures, with looming changes of the contribution of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues to state transit funding, along with increasing demands on […]

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Ian Bowen

September 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Ian Bowen

Ian D. Bowen is a Director at Econsult Solutions, Inc. Ian joined Econsult Corporation in June 2011, for its Summer Research Assistant program, and has been with Econsult ever since. Ian is experienced in econometric analysis and forecasting, input-output modeling, fiscal impact analysis, pro forma financial analysis, index construction, technical report writing, and various tools […]

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Gina Lavery

September 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Gina Lavery

Gina Lavery is Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). Ms. Lavery has led a range of projects for ESI, primarily focused on urban planning, real estate, transportation, higher education, and public policy—particularly where these areas intersect with economic development. This work has included developing economic and fiscal impact studies to support […]

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Visualizing Travel Flows in Greater Philadelphia Region Using DVRPC Household Travel Survey Data

July 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Visualizing Travel Flows in Greater Philadelphia Region Using DVRPC Household Travel Survey Data

For this week’s post I’ve used the 2012-2013 Household Travel Survey which is conducted by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to create maps that visualize travel patterns in the Greater Philadelphia region. DVRPC, in its nine-county planning area, covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Southeastern Pennsylvania; along with Burlington, […]

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

April 27, 2017 / Comments Off on An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Basically everyone knows that I love apples. But anyone who really knows me knows my absolute favorite type of apple. While I regularly eat an ordinary Gala or Fuji apple, no type stands a chance against the humongous crispy yellow Opals sold at Trader Joe’s. Are they better than Honeycrisp apples? Yes. Is Trader Joe’s […]

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Step By Step: A Guide on How ESI Uses CARTO

April 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Step By Step: A Guide on How ESI Uses CARTO

The two first posts in our Step-by-Step series demonstrated how ESI uses R for data manipulation and graphing and ESRI to map the economics and demographics of a select geographic area. This third installment will show you how we use CARTO, a GIS and web mapping tool.  Mapping with CARTO Builder Digital mapping is a powerful medium that can quickly […]

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