Using ArcGIS to Assist in Geomorphic Surface Mapping
Track: Research & Sciences
Authors: Michael Bigsby
ArcGIS was used to perform desktop mapping of geomorphic surfaces of a stream valley in Indiana. Geomorphology provides a basis for explaining the development of depositional and erosional environments using multiple lines of evidence. Each line of evidence was evaluated independently using several tools and features of ArcGIS in order to distinguish individual surfaces. Mapped surface data layers were edited on an iterative basis to incorporate each dataset into the surface mapping process.