The Los Angeles River, which flows through the city of Los Angeles, California, and other nearby cities, is a flood-control channel. Encased in concrete by the United States Army Corps of Engineers following floods in the 1930s, it has long been a hidden eyesore and a dumping ground, scarcely known to most residents of the city, and playing no meaningful part in civic life. But many years of effort by advocacy groups and city leaders to revitalize the river have begun to pay off. In May of 2014, the Corps of Engineers recommended approval of a $1 billion proposal to restore habitat, widen the river, establish wetlands, and create recreational opportunities.
In this collection of lessons, you'll assume the role of a GIS analyst hired by the City of Los Angeles to identify promising locations for new park development close to the river.
|Frame the problem and explore the data||Familiarize yourself with the project requirements and explore the data.||30 minutes|
|Find suitable park sites||Find an initial set of potential sites with analysis tools.||45 minutes|
|Evaluate the site demographics||Create usage zones around the sites and add demographic information.||45 minutes|
|Interpret the results||Decide which sites to recommend for park development.||45 minutes|
|Prepare the final maps||Prepare the final maps for use in a web application.||1 hour|
|Communicate the findings||Make a web application to share your analysis results.||45 minutes|
|Organize the content in your ArcGIS Online account||Move the maps and data to a new folder and delete unused layers.||30 minutes|