In the previous week we assembled the Minimum Essential Dataset as defined by DHS for the Boston Metropolitan Statistical Area. This week we identified critical infrastructure, define associated security checkpoints, and set up clear view surveillance points in the vicinity of the Boston Marathon finish line location. We then compiled our analysis to provide useful maps for security and surveillance teams.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Create new point data
- Summarize attribute data in a table
- Generate a near table analysis
- Explore LiDAR data using the LAS toolbar
- Convert LAS Dataset to Raster
- Generate Hillshade surface
- Perform Viewshed analysis
- Create a Line of Sight in 2D and 3D
- Use ArcScene Viewer from the 3D Analyst Toolbar
- Compile and present results for real world problem solving
- Provide synopsis of maps, the overall processes of creation, and potential applications.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
The following student was chosen for their exceptional work on the MEDS Project assignment:
What we like: In map 1, Brandon did a great job employing and stylizing with the military template. He also did an excellent job highlighting important information of the map while subtly yet effectively displaying necessary background information. The inset maps are nicely done; it is obvious where on the map the finish line inset is referencing and the locator inset provides an appropriate geographic reference at county level.
In map 2, he did a great job utilizing the the Line of Sight tool to pinpoint surveillance locations. The Surveillance points and important associated information such as optimal observation height are displayed clearly on top of the orthoimagery and viewshed layers in one data frame. The LOS profile references one of the furthest and more obstructed observation points to provide valuable information to the surveillance team. The locator inset map is very effective at the city level and with the addition of a couple major roads. The supplemental text throughout the map does a great job guiding the user through the information.
Keep up the superb work, Brandon!