How to Measure Land Use Mix via Entropy

Stewart Berry
Stewart Berry

November 02, 2022

How to Measure Land Use Mix via Entropy

This article explores how to use one of Maptitude’s latest add-ins for "Land Use Mix." Land use mix calculations are useful to local municipalities in quantifying access to services. The tool looks at a specific land use category and compares that to other types within the same geography. This entropy measure quantifies the balance of types using a score of 0 to 1 to describe equitable access. The primary application of the tool is for zoning or with Comprehensive Plan land use maps. Typically, a zoning layer is measured using a GIS (Geographic Information System) and we use Maptitude Mapping Software in this analysis.


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