GIS analysis

Learn to Use GIS to Map and Analyze Surface Water Data

Caitlin Dempsey

Esri Press recently published a book to teach users how to use GIS to analyze surface water using the National Hydrography Dataset produced by the USGS.  

Data flows and structure of the potential GeoSRM interface extension in order to predict where hazards are likely to occur. Source: Gilchrist et. al, 2016

Using GIS to Assess and Mitigate Rail Hazards

Mark Altaweel

GIS has been of interest to rail companies, NGOs, and governments attempting to minimize a variety of hazards that may affect the rail network.

Ideal wind farm locations in Colorado according to GIS model criteria from Janke, 2010.

GIS and Sustainable Energy

Mark Altaweel

GIS has become a critical planning and management tool for addressing where and how to enable sustainable energy efforts.

Figure 1.0: This map displays the overall percentage of observed hours that a space was occupied over the six-day study.

Using GIS to Evaluate Parking Availability

GIS Contributor

GPS and GIS can be used to analyze parking space usage in a college town.

Overview of Weighted Site Selection and Suitability Analysis

Amanda Briney

Site selection is a type of analysis used in GIS to determine the best place or site for something. Weighted site selection analysis is one type of site selection that allows users to rank raster cells and assign a relative importance value to each layer. This article examines weighted site selection by explaining how it works and when it should be used. It also provides an example of a weighted site selection project for reference.

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