Friday, September 21, 2007

Class 5 Mapping

Maps from Chapters 15 & 16, Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Class 4

Class 4

We had our first exam this week. We then spent the last part of class working through two ArcView tutorials. A lot of people said they were more difficult for them than the tutorials in our ArcGIS textbook, but I found the handouts easier. They spell out each step in detail.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Class 3: Geodesy, Projections & Coordinate Systems

Three days until my birthday. Who knew that my 28th year would bring in a baby. The morning sickness is still almost a constant, and I've found that the best way to deal with it is to eat almost constantly.
I found it interesting that Buncombe County still uses NAD 27, when the datum was updated in 1983 to NAD83. The difference on the ground is 200-300 ft.

Class 3

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Class 2: Spatial Data Models

We covered raster and vector modeling systems in Class II. Found out that the NC DOT website is a good source for USGS topo and other maps. I've been having trouble getting ArcView uploaded on a home computer. My laptop's DVD player is not working, and registration isn't working on my PC. So here I sit, waiting for ESRI to call back. They're on Pacific time and they're not at work yet. This time tomorrow I will be on a plane, on my way to Pacific time. I'll be in Seattle until Thursday, so I should be good and jet-lagged for class next Friday.

Barry (my baby's daddy) is on his way home from Izzy's right now with his latte and my usual--blueberry bagel with cream cheese and blackberry Italian soda. I tried Green Apple Cafe across from Asheville High yesterday, and I think I have a new favorite lunch spot.