A Guide to the Theory and Application of GIS and
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Maps | Proximity Maps
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The electronic database is a comprehensive set of geographic
maps that are precisely registered to common earth latitude and longitude
coordinates. The maps cover an area equal to a USGS 1:24000 Quad
map. (1"=2000 feet). The area a portion of the Kisatchie National
Forest. The Quad name is Forest Hill, LA.
The thematic maps are primarily configured to answer the
environmental question: "can" the land sustain the use that is proposed.
These maps are a model for creating your own thematic maps
using information from your local area. Remember...,
Each map contains a piece of the environmental puzzle, and it is up to
you (and your judgment) to select, combine, modify, and enhance this basic
information, then provide "the best" (land and water) use alternatives
possible with the given data.
The (proximity) data maps are constructed to reflect the
social question: "should" a particular landuse be located in the proposed
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