2008 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract

Faith Based GIS - Using GIS to Locate Ohio Benefit Bank Site

Christopher M. Shaffer, Operations Manager, Governor's Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 1:10 PM - Track 3

In this project GOFBCI has used, and will continue to refine the use of GIS technology to plan for future program sites. The project utilized local institutional data to determine locations for new Ohio Benefit Bank sites are unconstrained by resources. Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a web-based computer program to connect and moderate-income Ohioans with access to work supports such as tax credits and public benefits. The GIS maps created using ArcGIS software help in the planning process and provide information to prospective Ohio Benefit Bank sites alerting them to the needs in their area.

Building buffers around existing sites, the project take a holistic approach to data analysis for determining sets of criterion for site location. A gap analysis provides objective information about which areas are most in need of a particular program.

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