GEOG 487
Environmental Applications of GIS

Summary and Deliverables

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Summary and Deliverables

In Lesson 5, we talked about climate change, forests, and carbon credits. We explored how to use GIS to plot and interpolate representative sample data measured in the field. We also explored how altering the extent, mask, and cell size settings within Spatial Analyst lead to very different results. We learned that you need to select settings appropriate for your analysis, since accepting the defaults can have unintended consequences. In the next lesson, we will look at two different Spatial Analyst tools: "reclassify" and "tabulate area" to investigate land use change over time.

Lesson 5 Deliverables

Lesson 5 is worth a total of 100 points.

  1. (100 points) Lesson 5 Quiz

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