Friday, November 30, 2007

Class 14: Test Day

It was hard returning to class after not having class for almost a month. The ninth was GIS Day, the following week I was not feeling well, and the following week was Thanksgiving. So here I am back in class for test day, and all the GIS information in my mind feels very far away right now.

I do, however, feel like the lab test went pretty well.

For the lab test I created a graphic highlighting potential areas for a new landfill in Henderson County, NC. The buffer distance criteria were:

a. Not closer than 5 miles to current facility.
b. Not on federal land.
c. Not within 2000 feet of major rivers.
d. Not within 3000 feet of municipal boundaries.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Class 13

I missed class today. I've felt feverish since last night, which is a scary thing being pregnant, so I felt like it would be a good idea to take it easy and rest today.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Class 12:GIS Day

Happy GIS Day!

I arrived at 10am, and didn't leave until almost 4pm thanks to a flat tire. It was not a bad day
to be stuck on the AB Tech Campus though. There were a lot of GIS folks from the community who came to present and be a part of GIS Day, so I got to hang out and visit while waiting for AAA to come and change my tire.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Class 11

Next week is GIS Day, something I've been looking forward to for quite some time. Today we prepped. It's our job to staff the GPS unit table, so we spent a good part of class outside learning how to save waypoints and navigate with the GPS units.
One of the points we saved is for a big oak tree close to the busy main road on AB Tech's campus, and I think it's going to be interesting to see what happens when we send people to that point. The units are usually off by 10-20 feet, so they may send people out into the middle of the road.
We also learned today that there is going to be pizza at GIS Day--something I am very excited about.