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GPHY384 final exam notes

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These notes review specifically what Stuart said in class was important to know. Also look over all previous tests and in-class exercises. Know how to diagram!!
Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis
Stuart Challenger
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Date Created: 05/01/16
GPHY384 Final Notes -Look at all the diagrams we have done -Review midterm and all in-class exercises -Specific things to know because Stuart mentioned them in the review: RASTER +Raster- uses cells that represent categories -always a number -Use an associated table to find what values mean +Extended Raster-When one joins the raster and associated tables to get more data -Two types of Rasters 1. Categorical Raster- an array of equally sized cells arranged in rows and columns, and composed of single or multiple bands. Each cell contains an attribute value and location coordinates. +Zone-group of cells with same value +Region- zone of cells that are continuous -stored in Integrated Grid 2. Continuous- elevation -whole or decimal numbers -no associated value attribute table -Stored in Floating Point grid +NoData- is a value -cell will not participate in the drawing SPATAIL OVERLAY- superimposing layers of geographic data that cover the same area to study the relationships between them Methods: (review in-class exercise) -Union- all input features are included as an output feature -Intersect- only input features that overlap are included in the output -Identity- only all of the features from one input set and all overlapped features are included WEIGHTED OVERLAY-use map algebra equation to rank variables in an equation according to importance Variable Weight: Farmland .2 (20%) Slope .2 (20%) Distance to City .2 (20%) Floodplain .4 (40%) Equation: (“Farmland”*0.2)+(“Slope”*0.2)+(“City”*0.2)+(“Floodplain”*0.4) UNCERTAINTY -There are several stages in our projects where we can begin to expect uncertainty -Real World  Observations/Conception Measurements/compilation Analysis -Examples of error: -accuracy/inaccuracy -ambiguity -when an attribute may be appropriately assigned two or more different values -the shoreline: a point may be dry land at one point in the day and underwater at a different time -Direct measurement- crop yield -Indirect measurement- fertility of the soil -vagueness -used to describe indefinite boundaries that are constantly changing -the area of land that acts as a habitat for animals -fuzziness -boundary is blurred -line between soil types OBJECT ORIENTED DATABASE- A data management structure that stores data as objects (instances of a class) instead of as rows and tables as in a relational database -every objects identity is managed in the system -features have natural behaviors (road only crosses a stream at a bridge) -Properties of object oriented databases: +Inheritance- the new specialized classes share properties with the superclass, just with added unique properties -transportation is a superclass, with roads and railroads being specialized subclasses with all the same properties with a few unique ones +Methods- an action an object can perform -objects in same specialized class can perform the same methods +Polymorphism- each object will have a unique response to the same method +Encapsulation- data packaged together with its structure and behavior FRAMEWORKS +NSDI Framework- National Spatial Data Infrastructure -a means to assemble geographic data nationwide to serve a variety of uses -asking locals for GIS information to make it accurate -creates cheap, standardized datasets for everyone to use -comprised of different layers: -Geodetic control -Cadastral -Orthoimagery -Elevation -Hydrography -Administrative units -Transportation +MSDI Framework- Montana State Data Infrastructure -datasets for Montana, has a few more than the NSDI SQL: -if SQL for an elevation dataset and want all elevation value higher than 2,000: -Select*From Attributes Where ELEV>2000 -Other stuff you might want to remember: RMSE- -RMSE-Root Mean Square Error -equation used to find error between two datasets 2 2 2 2 - √(e1+ e 2 e +3e ) n e=error n n= number of measurements -Use RMSE to find the appropriate scale: -ex. if RMSE 27 meters: (1/x) = (1/50”)/(27 m)  (1/x) = (.0005 m)/(27 m)  .0005x = 27  1:54,000 TOPOLOGY- +Topology- a set of rules or behaviors which defines spatial relationships between vector geographic features -it integrates feature data so points, lines, and polygons are all in the same table -detects error well -great for managing spatial relationships -Integrated feature management – relationship stored in database -Can edit multiple geoclasses in one step -edited in database -What the rules of Topology dictate: -Connectivity- arcs connected at nodes -Area Definition- polygons defined by arcs -Contiguity- arcs store left/right polygons -Since points, lines, and polygons are in the same space, certain relationship rules have to be followed -Polygon Rules: -Must not overlap -Line Rules: -Must not overlap -Point Rules: -Must be within a polygon -Must be at the end of a line -Topology ensures that buffers don’t overlap -Use topology if the rules would be helpful in managing the data CONVERTING- Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS)  Decimal degrees (DD) +/- [D + M/60 + S/3600] DMS  Decimal minutes (DM) +/- [D, M + S/60] MAP ALGEBRA- Map Algebra Functions in raster: 1. Local (per-cell)- intersects with only 1 cell location - Take exact same cell location from all the stacked layers - Nothing around the cell is taken into consideration - Ex. resampling, weighted overlay 2. Focal (neighborhood)- take cells touching target cell into consideration - Ex. slope - For slope, take the max difference between cells on either side to determine value of target cell - Default neighborhood is 3x3 +Block- neighborhood that is generalized so all cells become the same -start out different and then change to computed target cell value 3. Zone- all cells with the same value that can be contiguous or non-contiguous - Does calculation by zone +Region- a contiguous zone with the same values 4. Global- acts on whole raster -output is calculated using all the cells in the grid DATA MODELING- 1 NF- eliminates duplicate fields -joins tables 2 NF- reduces redundancies -breaks things up into separate tables 3 NF- removing from a table those columns that do not depend on the table's primary key. SPATIAL ANALYSIS: +Model- abstract of reality +Analysis- separating of something into parts to study it -breaking down +Synthesis- combining separate parts into a complex whole -putting together -most of what we do in ArcMap +Distance -Euclidean-a straight line, Pythagoreans theorem -Network-linear networks like roads or rivers -Cost Surface- cost weighted difference, add in elevation and how much it would be to cover the distance not only horizontally, but vertically as well +Transformations- moving the coordinates of something on the map -Neighborhood functions -Buffers -in vector represented as Euclidean distance -in raster it is Euclidean or cost -Adjacency-what is next to it -raster represents well -vector used right and left polygons for this function -Proximity-what’s close -raster represents well -vector uses distance methods to show this


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