Above is a draft map before the weighted overlay process and wanted to share my update! Everything is moving along, each day is bringing more progress and learning opportunities.
I have come to realize that half of the battle in creating a conservation priority map is locating the proper layers. I spent about an hour looking through the National Map searching for a good Aster DEM 30×30 as well as hydrography and wetlands layers. I found a couple that are for my project area,… Read more »
I think the most difficult aspect of my project so far has been the data layer collection. Because my project spans between two counties (Los Angeles and Ventura County) I have to deal not one, but two different databases and shortcomings. Although it has been a long and tiresome process of looking through the countless… Read more »
Today I visited the National Park Service Headquarters to meet with a contact to receive layers. She had created some layers for a comprehensive plan in the Santa Monica Mountains for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in the past. I was able to receive parcel, park, land use, and corridor layers to integrate into my project…. Read more »
Recently I have been spending my time digging through a lot of layers from multiple sources. I found a couple great layers that I can use for my project and am getting good practice navigating through different counties, agency, and state websites trying to find the perfect layers. All though I have a long road… Read more »