What’s Valuable in Richardson? The Anatomy of a First Ring Suburb

A final project for an advance GIS class required us to do something with either 3D or raster images (i.e. photo or heat map type images). I was inspired by 3D images such as those in Poor Neighborhoods Make the Best Investment to analyze my city and see what the most valuable areas were and whether they are paying for themselves.

For context, Richardson, Texas is immediately north of Dallas with a population around 110,000. It has 4 DART light rail stops and a large economic base for its size. Texas Instruments…