Laboratory Exercise 12

 

Bradley Import Center

 

Background:

In the Fall of 197, the MetroHartford Millennium leaders proposed to make Bradley Airport and international import center. The proposal would make the regionís airport into a major international gateway for flowers, foods, pharmaceuticals, and other perishables being flown into Bradley. Initial plans call for the construction of a $9.8 million air cargo and federal inspection center near the airport.

 

Problem Definition:

You have been hired by the State of Connecticut to find a suitable site for the Import Center. In order to screen candidate sites, the following selection criteria have been formulated. The site should:

 

Solution Procedure:

Data required. For the Adjacent Towns of Windsor Locks, Windsor, east Granby and Suffield , you will need:

 

Data Acquisition:

Go to the MAGIC site.

MAGIC - Geo-spatial data - for each town

Down load ArcInfo type data (zipped files) for the three maps indicated in 1) above to your folder on the F drive: F:/GIS/GISCLASS/(Your Name)

Unzip the files

Using Import71, Convert the three files to files readable by ArcView (feature data source files). Do all of your work in your folder on the F: drive.

 

Data Preparation:

Open ArcView

For each Town, add a new theme "Landuse" with data from the Land Use file prepared in 2d.

Using the Legend Editor, change:

Using the five criteria listed in the problem definition, make a flow chart (cartographic model) of the steps you will use to solve the problem.

 

Problem Redefinition:

The State of Connecticut has asked you to consider new criteria, and compare the results from the initial study: The site should:

 

Final Report:

Produce a "professional" report (Cover sheet, table of contents, numbered pages, etc ).

For original problem and problem redefinition: