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1. The biggest polygon is 14755.71 ha
2. The smallest polygon is 0.000000001216 ha which is a sliver
3.The most predominant species is lodge pole pine
4.The sum of the area of polygons containing some birch is 159591.251
5. DBH stands for diameter at breast height


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You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small
children. Suddenly, an Islamic terrorist with a huge knife comes
around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises
Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you.

You are carrying a Glock cal 40, and you are an expert shot. You
have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.

What do you do?

Liberal’s Answer
Well, that’s not enough information to answer the question!

Does the man look poor! Or oppressed?

Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
Could we run away?
What does my wife think? What about the kids?

Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out
of his hand?

What does the law say about this situation?

Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it?

Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does
this send to society and to my children?

Is it possible he’d be happy with just killing me?

Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to
wound me?

If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away
while he was stabbing me?

Should I call 9-1-1 ?

Why is this street so deserted?

We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a
happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.

This is all so confusing!

I need to discuss with some friends over a latte and try to come to
a consensus.

Conservative’s Answer:


Redneck’s Answer:

(sounds of reloading)


Daughter: ‘Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver
Tips or Hollow Points?’

Son: ‘You got him, Pop! Can I shoot the next one?’

Wife: ‘You are not taking that to the taxidermist. an angular measurement in a spherical coordinate system. The vector from an observer to a point of interest is projected perpendicularly onto a reference plane; the angle between the projected vector and the reference vector on the reference plane is called the azimuth.

2.Euclid was a greek mathemetician, Also called the father of geometry ,Euclidian distance is the ordinary distance between two points.

3.Pythagorean theorem is a mathematics related to Eucludian geometry among the three sides of a right triangle, In any right triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are the two sides that meet at a right angle. The equation is a2xb2=c2 which is often called the pythagorena equation.

4.Map algebra is a simple and an elegant set based algebra for manipulating geographic data, in arc gis map algebra is used to preform operations using objects,actions and qualifiers.

5.The 7 key functions of a spatial analysist consist of,

Derive new information from existing data
Apply Spatial Analyst tools to create useful information—for example, derive distance from points, polylines, or polygons; calculate population density from measured quantities at certain points; reclassify existing data into suitability classes; or create slope, aspect, or hillshade outputs from elevation data.

Find suitable locations
Find areas that are the most suitable for particular objectives (for example, siting a new building, or analyzing high risk areas for flooding or landslides) by combining layers of information. Based on a set of input criteria (for example, where areas of vacant land with the least steep terrain that are nearest to roads would be most suitable), areas in green in the graphic below are the most suitable locations for building; areas in red are least suitable. Areas in yellow are of medium suitability.

Identify the best path between locations
Identify the best path or optimum corridors for roads, pipelines or animal migration. Factor in economic, environmental, and other criteria.

Perform distance and cost-of-travel analyses
Create Euclidean distance surfaces to understand the straight-line distance from one location to another, or create cost-weighted distance surfaces to understand the cost of getting from one location to another based on a set of input criteria you specify

Perform statistical analysis based on the local environment, small neighborhoods, or predetermined zones
Perform calculations on a per-cell basis between multiple rasters, such as calculating the mean crop yield over a 10-year period. Study the neighborhood by calculating, for example, the variety of species in a neighborhood. Determine the mean value in each zone, such as the mean elevation per forest zone.

Interpolate data values for a study area based on samples
Measure phenomenon at strategically dispersed sample locations, and predict values for all other locations by interpolating data values. For instance, create raster surfaces from elevation, pollution or noise sample points.

Clean up a variety of data for further analysis or display
Clean up raster datasets that contain data that is erroneous or irrelevant to the analysis at hand or is more detailed than you need.

libya update

my buffers

The road is buffere in intervals of 5m to see which trees should be removed in order to remove trees to stop a forest fire from jumping and then there is prime moose habitat with 50 m buffer rings in order to make sure the road does not come to close to the road in order to prevent wildlife collisions

point-to see the blast zone of an explosive, where the bomb is detinated and then what surrounding area is effected.

line/road-to see what areas of the forest need to be cut around the road in order to stop forest fire from jumping the road

point-where the hardest hit area of an earthquake is, the earth quake buffer itself and then a buffer on the effected area to send in medical help

line-a buffer on a proposed road to see how close moose habitat is in order to prevent animal collisions

point-using a buffer on a building site of a house to see if it will have any noise polution/crime/air quality issues(of course living in pg most area have air quality issues HA)