Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Week 16 = 12/14/07

Today was our last day of class. Finishing up the final project and taking our last test was the plan for me but due to a major mistake on my part I was not in class today. I have not finished the final project and I may not have many options remaining. My only option right now is to finish it up this weekend and talk to the instructor on Monday. Tuesday I thought I was gonna do option two on the final project but that didn't happen due to lack of data from my source. As a result of this I am doing option two. This also might be my last blog for this site. If it is then I have enjoyed this class and making these maps for the blog site. I would like to learn more about GIS and take the next GIS class but I have to pass this class first and finish out my other class before I can even think about taking the next GIS class.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Week 14 = 12/07/07

Today was last class to work on our projects as well as get any last minute help or advice. Next class is when everything is due. The final project, a test on two chapters, and a one page summary on chapter fourteen is what is coming up next class. Due to a web design project I am doing, I was not able to attend class today. For the final project there was two options given. Option one has a scenario given but option two allows us to choose a scenario. I thought of doing option two but the idea I had didn't hold water due to the time and lack of data that was available to me. So in light of this I have decided to do option one. For a complete list of the options link to the GIS home page. I plan to be working on the GIS project for the next week as well as studying for the final test. I am confident that I will be able to complete the assignments, pass the test, and pass the course.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Week 13 = 11/16/07

This map is the final product of our lab quiz. This map shows some buffered layers for Buncombe County. If you look hard enough you can see a layer for I-26, I-40, and parcels that are over 100 acres.

Week 15 = 11/30/07

This map is the finished product of our lab exercise today. As you may or may not could see this map has some buffered layers for Henderson County. This particular map shows some criteria that the city has added when trying to decide on a place for a new landfill.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Week 15 = 11/30/07

Today was our third test for the semester. The schedule indicates that we need to have one more test but due only two more classes that is going to be pushing it. After everyone finished the test we had ourselves another lab exercise. This lab exercise was to test our knowlege on how to use a set of buffers on a simulated project for Henderson County. I will admit that this project was kinda hard for me but with the help from Pete I was able to finish the project. Below is a screenshot of the lab exercise as well as the information about the screenshot.

This is the screenshot of the lab exercise in ArcMap. As you can see, or may not see, this image shows all the layers that are used in the map. This image was taking before I added a title and exported the map to a jpeg for printing. The map shows some areas to help Henderson County decide on a location to build a new landfill.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Week 14 = 11/23/07

We did not have class today due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thanksgiving was yesterday and AB Tech is closed the day before, the day of, and the day after Thanksgiving. This is a plus for me as it will give me and chance to study for the test next class period.