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