Monday, May 1, 2017

GIS4043/L Final Project - Bobwhite-Manatee Transmission Line

The final project consisted of gathering information for the proposed Bobwhite-Manatee transmission line. The 230kv line is a 25 mile transmission line that will pass through both Manatee and Sarasota counties. Our objectives were the following:

How will the proposed line affect environmentally sensitive areas such as conservation lands and wetlands?
How many homes would be within proximity of the proposed transmission line?
Will any schools and day cares be affected?
•How many land parcels will be impacted by the proposed transmission line?   
•Determine the length
•Determine the cost

After gathering all of the information and data needed, I was able create multiple maps to show the results requested. I was able to clip a lot of the data into the study area and also into the preferred corridor to see what would be impacted by the transmission line. I provided a PowerPoint and transcript for a detailed presentation of the results.

PowerPoint Presentation:

Presentation Transcript:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Week 13 - Georefencing

Above I have my final products for week 13. In this lab we learned all about georeferencing, Root Means Square Errors, adding hyperlinks, and how to use ArcScene. The first map displays the UWF campus buildings, the campus road, and the eagles next protection buffer area. I highlighted the UWF campus gym and showcased the eagle nest and its buffer zone. To complete this map I had to use Georefence data by using control points to match the raster image to the known vector data. During this process I learned how to cheeck the RMSE to see how close i had it to the actual data, I learned how to create a hyperlink and add it to my ArcMap file so I can showcase a picture of the eagles nest. Also was able to use the multiple ring buffers tool to create a set buffer distance around the eagles nest. In the second map I was able to use the same map and create a 3D overlay. I thought this was pretty cool that I could set up my map to add the depth and detail to the UWF campus. This was a pretty cool lab and I was excited to learn the new tools/skills.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Week 12 - Geocoding and Network Analysis

This week we went over Geocoding and Network Analysis. This weeks objective was to create a map listing all of the EMS locations in Lake County, Florida. We had to create an address locator followed by the matching and re-matching of address for all of the EMS locations. We also had to choose an optimal route between three EMS locations. I felt that this was a very interesting lab and was cool to continue to learn what GIS skills can allow us to do. We also made a model builder for section 3 of the lab that showed where gas leaks were near public schools.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Week 10 - Vector Analysis 2

This week brought us two new tools to add to our skill set. Those two tools were buffer and overlay. We also got to try out ArcPy and write out scripts. We analyzed vector data using spatial queries to determine potential campground sites for a specified area. Between overlay options, erase tools, and other techniques we picked up, we were able to narrow down potential campground sites within certain parameters.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Week 7-8 - Data Search

For this weeks lab, we were assigned a county to showcase. I was given assigned Monroe County. I felt that Monroe county was a little more difficult to display due to the fact that Key West and the other islands make it a large piece of land to display.

After learning how to import data, I was able to use the FGDL,Labins, and National maps websites to find more data for this lab. I chose to display the elevation, surface water, and land cover on the map in the top left. In the bottom right I have Monroe cities, invasive plants, Monroe major roads, and state parks, I felt that this was more difficult to display due the the small area for the islands in the south part of the map.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Projections Part 2

Here is the final product of my Projections part 2 lab. This lab brought a lot of new aspects into ARCGis. We started out by learning that we can download new data on the and websites. Citrix receiver was also introduced which made it very simple to transfer files from my PC to my eDesktop. We were introduced to Aerial, Topographic Quadrangles, and downloading additional shapefiles. We were able to continue working on our data tables and learned how to add x,y coordinates and upload them properly to our maps. Lastly, we were able to reproject our data.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Projections Part 1

This week in our lab, we were introduced to exploring projection systems. The three projections used in this lab were the following: Albers, UTM 16, and State Plane. By showcasing the three types of projections, we were able to notice a slight difference between the three. You have to compare closely to notice the difference. I calculated the area for the geometry and converted that information into a chart to display the actual difference.By looking at the chart, you can notice how the attributes are affected. This lab was a good way to learn how projections can alter a maps data.