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I'm an electrical engineering student taking GIS introductory course as an elective. i have learned the basics of Arcmap 10 like adding data, creating maps, editing shapefiles etc. Now, i'm required to do a project using arcmap 10. i decided to do something relating to my field: Finding the best site for a new powerplant in a small town. i thought i knew how to use arcmap, but ever since i decided on this project, i can't seem to get a thing done. i've been cracking my brain for the past three days. All i need is for someone to tell me where to begin. what is the first thing i need to do and what other things do i need to have? what should my input datasets be and how do i get them? if i can gather these information, i'm sure i can put together my project in no time. please help if you can. i would really appreciate that.

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i kind of doing the same thing but using Qgis instead of arc and i couldn't find any model or method to do so if you can hint me with something please ? –  dalal hassan Aug 13 at 13:22
    
The same principles from the links above could be applied to QGIS. The tools and software is different, but the concept and data are the same. –  Tangnar Aug 13 at 14:06
    
Please don't post questions as answers. –  John Barça Aug 13 at 14:13

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The term for what you are doing is a suitable site analysis and here are links to two approaches:

  1. Using vector data
  2. Using raster data (needs Spatial Analyst extension)

Hope it helps.

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Thank you polyGeo! It helps a lot. –  Daini Sani May 23 '13 at 23:39

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