GIS Study to Locate Emergency Animal Composting Sites
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: Shannon Sigurdson
Project was to identify potential sites to mass compost dead farm animals in the event of a large scale flood, or disease outbreak. We had to follow specific criteria such as property size, distance from watercourses and aquifers, slope hazards, ownership, and access. Using Spatial Analysis we were able to analyze each data set and then filter through to find potential sites based on the assigned criteria. 50 sites met most of the criteria and were selected for further study.