- Organize and execute research project in a systematic and timely manner
- Outline the aspects of a client’s GIS needs and develop a practical project plan for addressing those needs
- Design, compile, and implement (1) a spatial database with relevant data from various sources and (2) a set of analytical tools appropriate for the problem/application
- Assess, select, and apply technologies that will contribute to project objectives
- Demonstrate ability to implement geographic analysis solve a problem
- Communicate the GIS project process and the results in written, and graphic medias at a professional level
I liked doing this project. This was the first time I felt like I was truly doing GIS work. The reason I felt this way was I had full control over the project. I had to choose my subject and area of research, perform data collection, data preparation, and conduct analysis.
I choose to search for a suitable area for a client to purchase a house in Austin, Texas. Here is an image of my Base Map:
The client had 6 criteria that they wanted the search to include. I collected data on the area and pertaining the criteria. Most of the data used was in excel files so I had to do joins with shape files to be able to use the data in the analysis. once I had the shape files, I could convert them to rasters.
With all of the rasters created, I made a weighted overlay model to run my analysis. The results were not what I expected but that is why we do analysis to find the truth. Here is an image of my final analysis: