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 5 is divided into two parts. In Part I, we will look at and obtain a publicly available historical land use dataset from the Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA) website. We will also review the 1978 historical land cover data included with the lesson. In Part II, we will standardize the land cover data for analysis. Then we will determine the land cover area per category for each county using the Tabulate Area and Join Tools. Finally, we will calculate the percent change for land cover categories between 1978 and 2005.

Lesson 5 Step-by-Step Activity Download

Note: You should not complete this step until you have read through all of the pages under the Lesson 5 Module. See the Lesson 5 Overview and Checklist for further information.