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:
Must be within 50m of a road that is classed as being suited for cars
Must be within 200m of a stream/river
Must be within a conifer forest
Must be within 3km of a small town/village
Using simple geoprocessing tools for the analysis, such as selecting by specific attributes, clipping, buffering, and intersecting resulted in the maps below.