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GPHY384 notes, lectures 4&5

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GPHY384 notes, lectures 4&5 GPHY 384

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Topology is in here along with some decimal degree math and review.
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Date Created: 01/31/16
GPHY384 Lecture 4&5-Topology 1/26&28 Lecture 4 1/26 REVIEW: +Standard Cartographic Elements- what every map needs to have on it 1. Figure/Ground (main image/background)- the figure is the “thing” being quantified and the ground is the supporting information 2. Title 3. Neat Line- the border, goes around everything, helps one to focus 4. North Arrow 5. Scale Bar- use graphic 6. Credits- Author, Date, Sources Optional Elements: 1. Legend a. Could use standard symbology and labels instead 2. Graphics 3. Logos +Applied Design Principles- What a well-designed map needs to have 1. Readability- easy to read and decipher what is being mapped 2. Hierarchy- most important map elements are where the eye is drawn a. Top left is highest level, bottom right has the lowest level 3. Balance- if the map was hung on a string, would it hang straight? Or does one end appear “heavier/more crowded” than the other? 4. Contrast- text pops out of background a. Add a halo around text 5. Repetition- if have a duplicate image make sure they are the same orientation and scale 6. Alignment- keep everything in straight lines 7. Proximity- “like” things on the map should be grouped a. North arrow, scale bar, and credits should all be in the same area, normally the bottom right TOPOLOGY: +Data Models- ways to represent Geography -Raster- geography represented as cell matrix’s that store numerical values -Vector- geography represented a points, lines, and polygons -Various types of vector data models 1. Spaghetti data structure- looks like spaghetti 2. Arc/Node data structure -Nodes- points -Ties- min and max coordinates for the data set 3. Topological data structure 4. Object oriented data structures +Topology- 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 -Can edit multiple geoclasses in one step -edited in database -There are 2 ways to conceptualize Topological data 1. ArcInfo Planar- shared geometry (pt., lines, and polygons) -all three classes stored in data set via table relationships -gives direction i.e.-stream flow, traffic flow -Relationship defined by: -Connectivity- arcs connected at nodes -Area Definition- polygons defined by arcs -Contiguity- arcs store left/right polygons -some advantages would be being able to calculate the fastest route home by taking into account speed limits, location of stop signs/lights, and average size of traffic flow -has arc (line) and node (point) attributes 2. ArcGIS object based- coincident (in the same space in the same plane) geometry -since the 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 Evolution of ESRI data models Common Approximate Interchange Vintage Software Data base Complexity Storage File formats Georelational .e00 - Arc Info Coverage Directories and Early 80’s ArcInfo Coverage - Topological files .zip - Arc Info Grid .gzip ArcView Shapefile Early 90’s (currently Simple Files .zip 3x) Personal Geodatabase - Microsoft Toplological Access Personal Early 00’s ArcGIS Geodatabase Object - Directory w/ .zip Oriented files .mdb Enterprise (SDE) - RDBMSh -ESRI has updated their data models over time and now if one has an older model they cannot open the newly published data -Data from clearinghouses only requires shapefiles Lecture 5 1/28/16 REVIEW: -If one wants to view or move data, they need to know how it is saved -.pgr- shows projection is defined -.dbf- attributes -.sid- compound raster data, lots of imagery, zoomed in -“Converge” complexity data comes up as files in Internet Explorer, can only view in the ArcGIS application -Shapefile- what most of our data is stored in -will come up as a folder in Internet Explorer -3 Color Models 1. RGB- red, green, blue 2. HSV- hue (color), saturation (amount of color 1-100%), value (amount of white or black mixed in 1-100%) 3. CMYK- cyan, magenta, yellow, black -reflected light, what is printed +Qualitative- categorical, what is it? +Quantitative- how much +Geovisualization- allows us to look beyond the static map -showing spatial and temporal spread of fires -Earth is a geoid, a flattened sphere -Rhumb line- line of constant compass direction -Standard line- where projected surface (plane, cylinder, cone) hits the globe -most accurate place to map -Graticule- graticular mesh of Earth’s surface with lines of latitude and longitude -Longitude- Meridians (N-S) –All are great circles (pass through the Earth’s center) - Latitudes- Parallels (E-W)- only the equator is a great circle -Coordinate Systems 1. Geographic – conceptualized with national data -non-projected so units are degrees (degrees, minutes, and seconds) -keeps direction constant, but area, shape, and distance are distorted 2. State Plane- Montana Library Clearinghouses -projection is Lambert conformal conic 3. Universal Transverse Mercator- Gallatin County Clearinghouse -projection is transverse Mercator -Converting Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS)  Decimal degrees (DD) +/- [D + M/60 + S/3600] DMS  Decimal minutes (DM) +/- [D, M + S/60]


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