Hummelstown Borough Master Plan
The key question surrounding GIS geospatial data is what can it do for you? As part of the downtown master plan, Derck & Edson used GIS data to analyze and set strategies related to curb appeal, facade condition, sidewalk condition, and property ownership. Using this kind of data – and mapping it visually – helped to recognize patterns and provided an overall sense of the community fabric and conditions.
In addition, data analysis began to point to a hyper local trade area which loosely corresponded to their school district boundaries or approximately a 10-30 minute drive-shed. This, combined with Hummelstown’s geographic location (situated along US Route 322 between Harrisburg and Hershey and within close proximity to major transportation corridors of Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike), allows for a very unique trade area determination.