A Customized GIS Tool for Oil Spill Sensitivity Mapping
Track: Python for Arcgis
Authors: Alex Zirpolo
The scope of work was to produce strategic & oil spill sensitivity maps. The maps present information on sensitive environmental and socioeconomic resources with these being classified in accordance with their sensitivity to oil pollution.
The process in classifying the sensitivity was automated using python scripting and model builder. The creation of a customised GIS tool allowed for vast improvements to efficiency for decision makers on a more traditional approach to classification.