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									               Geography 525 - Geographic Information Science

                   Lab 12 for Graduate students (15 points)
                             Due week of May 7th

                                Exercise Questions

Name:


In this lab we are going to work with ex_8b and ex_8a.mxd map documents, which are
under mgisdata\MapDocuments. You should use ArcMap open function to open the
map document.

   1. Create a map highlighting the residential streets of Rapid City, that is, the streets
      inside a residential zoning category. Turn off all layers, except the City Limits
      layer and the residential land use layer. The map you submit should have a
      legend, north arrow, and scale. (use ex. 8b.mxd) (1 point)


   2. The water resources office is concerned about fertilizer runoff contaminating the
      Minnekata aquifer. Create a map showing agriculture areas in the Minnekata
      Limestone. Remember to minimize the number of polygons you are intersecting!
      Capture your map (use ex. 8b.mxd) (1 point).



   3. Create a map showing streets that fall inside the Rapid Creek floodplain (use LU-
      CODE = ‘Floodway’).
      Turn off all layers, except the City Limits layer and a floodway layer (use ex.
      8b.mxd) (1 point).


   4. Create a map showing the agricultural land use inside the Minnelusa Formation.
      Turn off all layers, except the City Limits layer and the agricultural land use layer
      (use ex. 8b.mxd) (1 point).




   5. What is the total length of streams (include both perennial and intermittent)
      crossing the Minnelusa Formation? Generate a map having streams. (include
      both perennial and intermittent) crossing the Minnelusa Formation. Turn off all
      layers, except the City Limits layer (use ex. 8b.mxd) (1.5 point).
  6. Clip the septic systems (ex. 8b.mxd) and the land use layers by the watersheds,
     and create a map of Rapid City showing those features (1 point).


  7. Create a map showing the drug-free zones around schools (areas within 300
     meters of a school) within the City Limits.
     (Hint: you may use Clip to display the drug-free zones, schools, and roads only
     within the City Limits.) Turn off all layers, except the City Limits layer, schools
     layer, and roads layer (use ex. 8b.mxd) (1.5 points).


  8. After finishing step 25, capture the map. (1 point)
     Turn off all layers, except Snail Habitat layer.
     Display the Proposed_Thin layer with red color and Snail Habitat layer with 50%
     transparency.



  9. The Forest Service is concerned about septic systems contaminating the
     Madison Limestone. Create a map showing private land (vegetation,
     OWNER=PVT in the Vegetation layer) on the Madison Limestone. (use Ex.
     8a.mxd)
     Turn off all layers, except the Madison Limestone layer (1.5 points)


  10. Create a cover type map which shows only the dominant vegetation species
     (Vegetation, COV_TYPE) without any subdividing lines. Use a white symbol for
     the unknown areas. (use Ex. 8a.mxd) Capture the map. (1.5 points)


Use the ex_8a map document to answer a challenge problem:
  1. Imagine that you have always wanted a vacation home in an aspen stand with a
     little pond. Create a map showing all aspen stands (Vegetation,
     COV_TYPE=TAA) that lie on low infiltration geology units (INFIL=LOW) and are
     within 500 meters of a primary or secondary road (TYPE= P or S).
     Turn off all layers, except two selected layers of low infiltration and a primary or
     secondary road. Display a primary or secondary road layer with blue line, the low
     infiltration layer with gray color, and a layer which retains your final answer with
     red color. Capture the map. (3 points)

								
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