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Lab 08. Race Proportion (by County), Census 2000 Data

The Asian Population Proportion map shows that counties on the coast of California (particularly near Los Angeles and San Francisco), counties on the coast of Washington, and counties on the coast of New England have higher than average proportions of … Continue reading

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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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Lab 03. GoogleMap of Crime Around UCLA, 2010

Description of Map: This map is a compilation of data from preventative “Crime Alert Bulletins” published by the UCLA PD, showing the location of crimes around UCLA/Westwood Village, from 1/1/2010 to 10/17/2010. Whenever a crime is committed and the police … Continue reading

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Lab 02. USGS Topographic Maps

1. What is the name of the quadrangle? Beverly Hills. 2. What are the names of the adjacent quadrangles? ´╗┐Canoga Park, Van Nuys, Burbank, Topanga, Hollywood, Venice, and Inglewood. 3. When was the quadrangle first created? “Topography compiled 1966.” 4. … Continue reading

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