Thursday, February 12, 2015
The main idea behind the lab was learning how to convert shape files from one projection to another.
The exercise and lecture is one I was looking forward to, as matching projections is something that I struggle with at work. On multiple occasions I have put my sample plots in North Dakota, when they should have been in Oregon. I have a basic understanding now, and hope to learn more with next weeks continuation.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Above is a Histogram for weather stations in Europe. It shows the data (temperature) frequency and variations across the different stations. This graph also makes it easy to spot outliers. As you can see, the majority of the data is in the 2.72-3.34 range. It follows a bell curve for the most part, with an outlier on the upper end of the spectrum.
This was created in ArcMap, using the Histogram tool in the Geostatistical Analyst toolbar.
I used CorelDraw exclusively for this map. The symbols and north arrow were from the ESRI symbol fonts, and the inset map was pulled off the internet. I tried to obey the point feature guidelines for my label placements as much as possible. I attempted to make curved text for my water features, but I could not get them to come out right.
CorelDraw continues to be a tortuous experience. It is constantly crashing and freezing, and I also have an issue with the ergonomics of the program. There were lots of things that I wanted to do with this lab, but I had trouble figuring out how.
I did learn that there is a plethora of map symbols to be used with the Font tool. A nice bonus of this exercise was that I learned some geography of the Florida Keys.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
This map shows climbing spots in the Yosemite Valley.
This map shows tree sample points near Aguirre Springs.