Basic GIS Functions for NEPA/Environmental Analyses

APA Florida Chapter, Broward Section


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT

Fort Lauderdale , FL, United States

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The presentation will provide an insightful overview of how a Geographic Information System (GIS) can be used effectively for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Analyses and other environmental planning activities. Participants will learn about the analyses required by NEPA, and the capabilities of GIS in performing the analyses. Specific GIS functions that will be covered include; collecting Global Positioning System (GPS) points, post-processing GPS points, importing GPS coordinates into GIS, using points to create lines and polygons, calculating areas of polygons, merging and splitting polygons, creating and calculating 3D volumes, calculating coordinates of points and polygon centroids, importing existing GIS data, importing and exporting CADD data, geocoding address databases, performing buffer analyses, georeferencing historic orthophotos, exporting to Google Earth, spatial analyses and map making.

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