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This study, an extract of a Master's Thesis from the University of Utah (2002), used GIS mapping as an intricate research tool to help find any spatial patterns of social neighborhood revitalization in an older, Salt Lake West Side Neighborhood. GIS examples included performing a qualitative-visual analysis of neighborhood color gradation maps that depict social contour effects using interpolations of sampled block data on non-sampled block regions. Insightful discoveries made include pinpointing where in the neighborhood block crime, home pride, collective efficacy, and other social conditions and perceptions shifted, increased or decreased over a seven year period (1993-2000). Overall, the combination of social survey data and GIS proved to be a powerful social science research tool.