The forest service want to create a new campground in northern Utah on the east side of the Wasatch Range, and north of Liberty. For this lab I am going to design a campground plan by making a map and GIS files for an internal review committee over the web. I will use vector data to design the campground. I will practice editing skill by manipulating, modifying, drawing, and digitizing the vector data.
I first downloaded and extracted the Weber County roads file from lab 4 on Joe Wheaton's webpage. I used the go to XY tool to find the location of the campground from the coordinates that were provided on the lab. The site is located next to a lake. I then edited the roads layer and created a feature class and sketched a line to represent a road for access to the campground.
I created two more layer files, one for campground and another for campsites. I did this by going into the catalgue, navigating down to where I want to save my files. I right clicked on the folder>new>shapefile. I specified the campground to be a line file and the campsites a point file. I set both of their projections to NAD 1983 UTM zone 12N. The files were added to my table of contents.
When I reached this step, I realized I wasn't happy with my campsite location, I wanted to change it to the other side of the lake, because there is more vegetation. I went into an editing session and snipped out part of my road, and moved it for access on the other side of the lake. I created a polygon around the lake where I want my campground. The area it covers is 1.2749 HA. I then added points to my campsites layers where I wanted the individual sites to be located. I edited the attribute table to number each of the sites, and added some fields to describe the site, like whether or not it is located by the lake, what side of the lake the sites are located, and whether the site has parking. I edited the road to go through my campground, and connected it to each campsite. To download a PDF of my table click here.
To download a PDF file of my map click here.
I created a file cabinet sub-page for this page. I combined all of my map data file, and created layer files to zip and upload onto the page. I zipped and uploaded my map file. I also made a map package in ArcMap and uploaded it here. I created KMZ files for my interactive map and uploaded them here. I also made and uploaded a file geodatabase.
Campground Table: PDF
I created a layer package file by right clicking on a layer in my table of contents and choosing the create a layer package option. I added all the layers I wanted to include, and filled out the remaining fields. I had to make sure that the layer file that I am creating the file on had a description associated with it in the properties. I then created a free account with online ArcGIS and uploaded my layer package onto my content.
I enjoyed making this campground map. My goal was to be able to display everything on one map without making it look too cluttered. This lab has shown me that are multiple ways of sharing and displaying data depending on what your end goal is. Dealing with ArcGIS tools and glitches will help me share data quicker in the future.