First steps using GIS

Ideal picnic locations in Pite river catchment, Sweden

In this exercise, I got further acquainted with several aspects of working with vector data, attribute tables, databases, and simple vector analyses. The focus was on finding ideal locations in the Pite River catchment in northern Sweden where picnic/resting stops could be built. The resting areas had to be accessible by car along a road and have a stream/river close by for water and pleasant scenery, as well as serving to draw visitors to small towns/villages in the region. This meant that the analysis had to fulfill the following requirements:

Using simple geoprocessing tools for the analysis, such as selecting by specific attributes, clipping, buffering, and intersecting resulted in the maps below.