Congratulations to Brandon Duesenberry on being named GIS Online Student Spotlight for his outstanding work in Applications in GIS (GIS 4048).
Module 2: Natural Hazards - LaharsInstructor: Penelope Mitchell
The first GIS application investigated in GIS4048 is Natural Hazard planning and mitigation. For the lahars lab, students utilized DEMs and the Hydrology toolset found within the Spatial Analyst extension to determine potential drainage flow around Mt.Hood in a potential volcanic event. After streambeds were determined, students overlaid census data to determine the at risk population. Lastly, the data was compiled as a cartographically polished map to effectively communicate the information.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Define Default Geodatabase
- Create data using the Go to XY tool and Convert Graphics Feature
- Explore Spatial Analyst (SA) extension
- Prepare data for processing in a geodatabase including, but not limited to, proper nomenclature.
- Perform a raster mosaic using ArcToolbox
- Conduct analysis using the Hydrology Toolset in the SA extension
- Identify potential inundation areas during a lahar event
- Identify Census Block Groups
- Perform location analysis based on distance
- Identify population areas using attribute table data
- Assess hazard areas using Select by Location and buffer tools
- Create multiple deliverables based on findings
|Mt. Hood, Oregon. Photo obtained from NASA, 8/5/2009.|
Next week, we will spotlight a student from GIS 5100 - Application in GIS taught by Dr. Paul Zandbergen.