|Now that the program is over i am looking forward to use my GIS skills in school and try to teach other people how it works. And everyday people come to me and ask what has the program done from me i say it has tought me a lot about my community that i didn't know. The Peabody-Vance area is a really big historic district and i am glad that i live in this area. Well i will keep you updated on what's going on around here.|
Monday, August 6, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
On the week of July 9, 2007- July 13, 2007 we started wrapping up all the training we have been doing for the past couple weeks and now we have to get down to business. We really have to start focusing on our goals we made at the start of our job. If you don't know what our goals are, they are the following:
- Create a walking map so we can show the community about the history of their community.
- Create a virtual map so we can show people who do not live in our area what we have been working hard at for the past eight weeks.
Now we are getting serious, all jokes aside, and we have to work everyday of the last couple weeks we are here, because when we set our mind to something we have to complete that particular task that we are trying to accomplish. Keep you Updated!!!!!!!!
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE OUR FINAL PRODUCT!!!!!!! BE LOOKING OUT FOR OUR FINAL PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the week of July 2, 2007- July 6, 2007 we didn't go outside, we started learning a new program called Arc Map and Arc Catalog GIS. On this particular program we learn how to create our very own map. We learn to put the data that we have been collecting for the past four weeks on a map. Arc Map is a very easy program to adapt to when you learn the tricks and trades of the program. This is a list of things we have done this week:
- We learn how to create layers in put them in order so the map can look right.
- We learn how to produce data in Microsoft Excel and transfer it to GIS to make an attribute table.
- Also, we learn how to convert files into layers.
What is GIS?
GIS is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. With a geographic information system (GIS), you can link information (attributes) to location data, such as people to addresses, buildings to parcels, or streets within a network. You can then layer that information to give you a better understanding of how it all works together. You choose what layers to combine based on what questions you need to answer
During the week of July 25, 2007 through July 29, 2007 we learned about Behavior Mapping. Behavior mapping is direct observation by making a map and go out and observe what different things go on in the community. You can record different things such as: temperature, what the people are doing, and different things going in the community at that time. We also learned the following:
- Physical Features in a neighborhood can affect people behaviors.
- When people sit up under trees, they feel protected.
- Peole tend to sit where there are places to sit.
When you are creating a place where people can come and do what they do for fun( something kinda like a park or an open space) here are some things to have in mind...
- How far it is from the street?
- How much sun the area get?
- Are their trees around?
- Sittable space
Remember the most important thing about a space is its relationship with the STREET. Trees should be planted in groves quite close together. KEEP YOU UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!