The above map was created by reclassifying raster data, and using the raster calculator tool in ArcGIS to find suitable areas for tree thinning in Black Hills, North Dakota. The goal of this analysis was to find areas in which trees could be thinned, so as to not harm the snail population that inhabits the black hills of North Dakota.
Above is a map that I created for an analysis that I did last year, in which I looked at the location of Syrian refugee camps in the countries of Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey. I created this map to show the distribution of UNHCR-registered Syrian refugee camps in Iraq, in relation to ethno-religious boundaries that were defined within Iraq in 2003. Although the data that was used to create the map was somewhat out-dated when the map was created, it gave me an idea of the relative ethno-religious makeup of the region, and how the refugee camps were distributed based on these factors. The purple areas, labeled as mixed, are areas without a true majority of one group. These areas could be mixtures of Arab Sunnis and Arab Shiites, Arab Sunnis and Kurds, or Arab Shiites and Kurds.
This precipitation map was constructed using the Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW) interpolation technique within ArcGIS. The “Interpolation to Raster” tool used the locations and data of various climate stations in Wyoming and South Dakota (green triangular polygons), and interpolated data for surrounding areas based on these points.
The above maps of all McDonald’s and Burger King restaurants within the City of Richmond, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County, Virginia, were constructed using geocoding. Geocoding is a method that allows one to create a composite address locator within ArcGIS, which uses a centerline “edges” file (a roads polygon file that contains a set of addresses or an address range) to plot particular locations. An excel spreadsheet with the address of each point to be plotted is inserted into the locator, and candidates for the locations are displayed.
The following map was constructed as part of a vector-based suitability analysis for landfills in King George County, Virginia.
The following maps are a part of an analysis that looked to preserve the snail population of Black Hills, North Dakota, in the event of tree thinning.