Obtain a copy of
Site Selection Form from your instructor or print one.
to acquaint yourself with the expectations for this activity.
Successful completion of this RWLO requires you to competently
utilize a county GIS to propose one or more landfill locations
that best meet legal, social, and scientific requirements and
communicate your findings to others.
Participate in a
lecture/discussion of the real and perceived requirements for a landfill site.
the Site Selection Form to prepare a list of considerations for site selection.
Using a computer with a fast Internet connection and
the location of the county GIS your class or team will be using, navigate to
your particular GIS.
Acquaint yourself with
the map controls and layer controls.
Try to match layers to
the requirements and issues listed on your site selection form.
Locate the township or
other political boundary you have been assigned to and zoom to
it. Explore and manipulate the GIS to turn on layers that
provide data needed for site selection and turn off layers that don't.
Give the GIS time to "redraw" the map on your screen. Match up the
criteria in your list with data and layers present in the county GIS.
Scan (zoom and pan) the map for locations that meet as many of the
requirements on your list as possible. Use the GIS to select no
more than two potential landfill sites within the political boundary to
which you or your team have been assigned. Justify each site selected.
Print the portion of the GIS map which contains your
Present your best site to the
class. Make sure you communicate the pros, cons, risks,
and trade-offs of the site.