Its June? Seriously?
Where did the rest of 2009 go
In other news, as of this moment, I have finished all the GIS labs that have been assigned so far, with only one more scheduled to be signed tomorrow.
Also, lookit what I made!
Its on the university servers, so I have no idea whether or not it will open. I just tried opening it here on my lap top, and while it opened, it only gave me to topography lines and a lakes, but if you zoom in the the rest of it should show up.
Anyway, for those of you still wondering what the hell GIS is - well, that link would be a good example. It's a map of Hartman Creek, Wisconsin, which is a state park
near Waupaca. GIS is taking all those different layers you see in the right-had side bar and slapping them together to make one entirely new map. Turn off the elevation lines ("elevation" in the sidebar cause I forgot to rename it before uploading it) and you can see the various trails. I know I've given kind of a brief description in both my Live Journal and in one or more of the Maren Spam emails I send out every now and then, but sometimes having a visual aid helps a bit. And, since I pretty much get mostly blank looks whenever anyone asks me "So, what are you studying?" "GIS, or Geographic Info Systems", I though you all might be at least a tiny bit interested. :)
No legend on the map because that wasn't part of the assignment, so if you're really interested, horseback riding=burgundy, snowmobile=yellow, hiking=green, Ice Age trail=pale blue, roads=black, park outline=thick red. If it opens at all, that is. ;)