Thursday, April 17, 2008

Module 10 - Terrain Analysis

Lab Test - 04-17-08

Tonight's lab test was quite fun I thought.
ArcMap allows you to create maps very effectively and efficiently.
The Terrain Analysis exercise in Module 10 demonstrated the various surface analysis functions - all of which displayed their data in a very visual and easy to interpret format.

Lab Test - EMS Zone 9

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Class 04-03-08

Tonight's class was very interesting. I think the ability to insert buffers, and unions are an essential part of much environmental impact research, which is a field I am very interested in.
The capability of a GPS unit to track such detailed coordinates with such little effort is amazing - it was really cool to see where we had skiied and hopefully we can invest in a GPS so we cna track all of our adventures.

Exercise 12

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Class 03-13-08

Class was very interesting, as it usually is. Worked on a lot of new things in exercises 10& 11.
The SIXTY minute video was a little long but I did pick up some time-saving tips!
The exercises really demonstrated how widely applicable GIS, espeicially exercise 10, from a business perspective.

Exercise 11

Exercise 10

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Class 03-06-08

Class tonight was very interesting - especially the Valladolid Expedition!
Exercises 8 & 9 were also interesting. I wish you could actually buy houses like that in CA for like $150k!
The abandoned Oil Pits exercise was alarming if those statistics are true - interesting too though.

Exercise 9 - Pits_75

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Class 03-04-08

Exercise 6 allowed me to learn a lot more as I was not just doing it step by step from the book.
I had to exercise a lot of trial and error, and I'd certainly rather be biking on the trails than tediously digitzing them!
It was pretty cool though how you could reference a set of data to the map by adding control points and then add the trails.

Bent Creek Trails Map

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Class - 02-19-08

I found the 'Creating Feature Class' and 'Editing Feature Classes and Attributes' chapters very interesting. I find these exercises quite intriguing as I spend a lot of time looking at Buncombe County's GIS and uses its various functions. Now I am aware of how changes are made within the system pertaining to lot lines, and subdivision and what not.

Exercise 16 - Map

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Class 02-14-08

DRGs we looked at in class today were pretty cool, and it's nice that this area has so much data to work with. Test went well - I hope!!!

Exercise 15b - Map

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Class - 02-07-08

We learnt a lot of new skills in class tonight. We produced a map displaying a pretty fierce tiger, although my favorite animal is a liger!
Seriously though - this class is both interesting and fun and GIS just seems like it has endless capabilities.

My Favorite Map Projections

Map - Exercise 19

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Class - Jan 31, 2008

Class was quite interesting tonight - learning to create feature classes within maps.
The process seems straight-forward with instructions but will try and go over it a few times to be able to do so without. It is really quite amazing the capabilities GIS has and its potential. The possible information available seems unlimited, and as an avid outdoor enthusiast it is also quite exciting.
I look forward to continue learning more.

Exercise 13 - Map

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Chapter 3 Map

Day 1 - GIS 111

Here is another post about this class!

GIS 111

GIS 111 is pretty much my favorite class!