Geospatial Case Studies

Data Acquisition and Analysis / R Analytical Environment

R Language Scripts for USA County Shape File Processing (8 mb ZIP file)

R Programming Language scripts used to produce the United States County Boundary and Centroid Shape Files. Good examples of using R to process ESRI Shape Files.

Acquire and Process GRIB Format GCM Climate Data Files

Search for and download General Circulation Model (GCM) time series data in gridded Binary (GRIB) format. Import the data into the R programming environment. Aggregate the individual monthly time series to generate long-term monthly average time series. Display the resulting images in R, ArcMap GIS, and MATLAB.

Acquire and Process NetCDF Format Climate Data Files With R

Search for and download NOAA/NCEP Reanalysis relative humidity time series data in NetCDF format. Import the data into the R programming environment and to explore the data.

High-Level Language Programming

High-Performance Computing using Shared Memory, MPI API, Free Pascal and C Languages

Implements a 2-dimensional raster grid program coded using Free Pascal and ANSI standard C Languages, MPICH2 Message Passing Interface (MPI) and Unix IPC/ Shared Memory.

MATLAB Analytical Environment

Read and Analyze NetCDF Format Climate Model Data Sets Using MATLAB

Search for and download General Circulation Model (GCM) simulation data sets in NetCDF format. Use MATLAB script to extract and explore the data set.

ESRI/ArcMap GIS

ESRI ArcMap GIS Tutorial: Map Design and Production for Publication (1.9 MB Pdf)

Use Map Layout tools to design a three-panel global study area map.

ESRI ArcMap GIS Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Analysis (16 MB Pdf)

Use Digital Elevation Models (DEM) and ArcMap GIS to compute and analyze habitat elevation zones.

Data Import Utilities for Microsoft Excel-format Data Files

Import MS Excel Spreadsheet Data into ArcMap GIS Point Shapefile (11 kb Pdf)

Import Excel spreadsheet data into an ArcMap Shape File.

Import MS Excel Spreadsheet Data into SAS Data Set (1.7 Gb zip file)

Import Excel spreadsheet data into an SAS data set.

Geospatial Data Sets

United States County Boundary Base Map (8.5 mb ZIP file)

Base 50-State polygon shapefile containing USA County outlines

US County Boundary File With Centroids and US Census FIPS Codes (17 mb ZIP file)

Three ESRI-format shape files: US County boundaries,County boundaries with centroid lat/long and US Census Bureau FIPS codes, and US County centroids with FIPS Codes.