Natural Resource & Environmental  Management 250

Module 4 Project 2
Layer Data Type Publication Information: Who Created the Data? Time Period Data is Relevant Spatial Horizontal Coordinate System Attribut Values Resolution for Rasters
airports Vector  Tele Atlas North America, Inc., ESRI 2006 GCS_WGS 1984 N/A N/A
keywest Point Tele Atlas North America, Inc., ESRI 2006 GCS_North_American_1983 Census data N/A
Rastar US Geological Survey     Reston, VA 1999 GCS_North_American_1983 Elevation is expressed in meters 1 arc second
0.000278 decimal degrees
30 meters
ghospitals Vector US Geological Survey        Souix Falls, SD 2005 Geographic N/A
kw_places Vector Author Created Data 2007 Geographic N/A N/A
landcover Rastar US Geological Survey Souix Falls, SD 2003 NAD_1983_Albers Elevation is expressed in meters 1 arc second
30 meters
usa_streets Vector Tele Atlas North America, Inc., ESRI 2002 GCS_North_American_1983 N/A N/A

Q2)    What is the highest elevation shown?
3.75406 meters.

Untitled1.pngAs you can see above I have overlaid the land classification map with a elevation map at sixty percent transparency. This allows you to see darker areas (ex. Lower left) which would have higher elevations.

Q3)    What are the places that are extremely vulnerable to flooding?

Untitled2.pngThis is the elevation map of Key West. It is shown here with the polygon of Key West set to hollow so you can easily see what are the high and low area.

Q5)    What type of land was most flooded?


Q6)    Describe the flooding of Key West.
Untitled4.pngUnfortunately this pie chart express far better than any words the amount of flooding. Much of Key West was below water. Only one church and one School were in an area that was above water

Q5)    What type of land was most flooded?

Q7)    Record the sum of the COUNT field (excluding not flooded land).

Q8)    What does the graph tell you about the greatest impact of the storm surge?
That much of the flooded area consisted of scrub and grass land.

Q9)    Describe the distribution of the flooded areas and how the flood might affect the long-term sustainability of the region.
    When you consider that only 597 Acres of land out of a total of 16,330 Acres were     NOT flooded. I think has to have a major impact on the long term stability of     rebuilding in that area.

school&church.jpgThe two dry gathering places.


Map of the two Hospitals (both flooded).churches.jpgMap of Churches

Q10)    What is the distribution of infrastructure and health facilities affected by the storm surge and how might you prioritize which damaged elements  should be restored first?

places.jpgMap of Landmarks

schools.jpgMap of Schools

Q11)    Complete this table:

Type Acres Square Miles
Not Flooded 597 0.9328
Water 1,309 2.0453
Developed 10,827 16.9171
Barren 416 0.6500
Scrub/Grass 1,249 1.9516
Wetlands 1,932 3.0188
Total 16,330 25.5156


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