Take the 2-minute tour ×
Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Can anybody give me some articles or show me some link where GIS is used to analyse and manage micro-environment, such as a college campus or a small locality. I need to do a project on micro-environment analysis using GIS, so i need some references from where i can get some ideas. Please help.

share|improve this question
add comment

6 Answers 6

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Here are a few working examples from the University of Arkansas, namely CAST:

Many of these projects involve terrestrial laser scanning.

share|improve this answer
    
Sweet examples Chad! –  Brad Nesom Apr 17 '13 at 14:09
    
thank you chad. –  Josh Apr 19 '13 at 7:34
add comment

University of Texas A&M Uses gis to manage facilities.
Esri has extensive data models and education on this subject.
Campus Editing is an online map. (arcgisonline)
Which has the campus basemap
A search on arcgislonline will reveal the data model and other information including a free online training.

share|improve this answer
add comment

I think ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Tutorial is the best tutorial for site selection and spatial analysis . It's about finding a site for new school . users learn how to manipulate and combine data for spatial analysis.weighted overlay method used for the site selection.Users also learn how to use model builder and create a tool to automate the project.

share|improve this answer
add comment

A study was done at the Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie Canada for MRSA infection control: http://www.ssmic.com/UploadedFiles/files/GIS_Hospital_Infection_Control_CaseStudy_sept24_final_2008.pdf

They used GIS to monitor the spread of the disease and managed to determine the staff weren't following their own protocals, thus spreading the infection.

share|improve this answer
add comment

I understand your question to be calling for environmental GIS-related projects at a small scale. A few ideas come to mind:

  1. Tracking changes in forest cover utilizing classification of NAIP/Landsat imagery or comparisons of temporal NLCD datasets.
  2. Identifying potential point source water pollution and modelling basin run-off properties utilizing EPA geospatial data and ArcGIS hydrology toolset. There are tutorials here and here.
share|improve this answer
add comment

We used it as a design space for a stream rehab project where the study area was about 1000 feet. We were able to use GIS to model many different design surfaces by driving a virtual backhoe and using those results as modeling inputs. The platform proved to be much more stable than our original approach.

paper:

presentation:

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.