GEOG 487
Environmental Challenges in Spatial Data Science

Step-by-Step Activity: Overview


Step-by-Step Activity: Overview

The Step-by-Step Activity for Lesson 6 is divided into two parts. In Part I, we will create a point shapefile from our starting data tables. We will then use the field calculator to calculate the carbon sequestration for each tree and create totals by plot. In Part II, we will use the Spatial Analyst extension tools to interpolate the plot data to a raster grid covering the entire study area. We will use the results to calculate the total carbon for the study forest. During interpolation, we will experiment with several different toolbar settings to see how they affect the results.

Lesson 6 Step-by-Step Activity Download

Note: You should not complete this step until you have read through all of the pages in Lesson 6. See the Lesson 6 Checklist for further information.