Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lab 07. The Station Fire

On August 26, 2009, at 3:30 p.m. authorities believe a transient began a small fire at the foot of an oak tree, near the southern fringe of Angeles National Forest. Fueled by the shrub and grassland ecosystems nearby (parched after … Continue reading

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Lab 06. Manipulating DEMs

When we were assigned this lab, we were told to pick an area with a lot of vertical relief. So, of course I had to choose the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is not hard to find on a map … Continue reading

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Lab 05. Map Projections

Map projections are two dimensional representations of a three dimensional globe. Conceptually, projections are created by inserting a light source inside of a semi-transparent globe and wrapping the globe in a sheet of paper. The features of the globe will … Continue reading

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Lab 04. ArcGIS Introduction: Proposed Airport Expansion Map

The above maps are part of a hypothetical presentation on the effects of expanding an airport in a dense residential area. The spatial relationships between noise pollution, schools, population density, land use, the existing airport, and proposed airport expansion area … Continue reading

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