GIS Registration and Vector Digitizing Lab
Objectives: This lab will teach you
Registration of data sets.
Digitizing of vector features, both point and line.
We will be filling in missing dates for the history of the Battle of the Bulge--1944 (94 MB) (8 MB version, lacks all the scanned daily situation maps, but shows the animation). The date assignments are listed below.
For a different sample of what we will be doing, go to http://www.usna.edu/Users/oceano/pguth/website/kml/normandy_geomorph/normandy_geomorph_mapping.htm where you can see a sample registered map and file with the front lines. You can also go to http://www.usna.edu/Users/oceano/pguth/website/kml/normandy.htm where there is a file with daily locations for the divisions.
|Daily situation map overlaid on the SRTM (using
Imagery (KML, KMZ, world files).
Natural Earth roads also overlaid.
Get the following:
SRTM 30. Because of the area covered (all the way to the North Pole), this DEM is hard to symbolize without severe distortion. You should subset this to get just the region of western Europe, and then save the subset.
Natural Earth large scale roads (large scale being relative for global coverage, and thus fairly small scale for many applications). In their view, roads are cultural (not natural) features.
Icons from http://www.usna.edu/Users/oceano/pguth/downloads/div_icons.zip. Unzip and place in c:\mapdata\icons (and not in a subdirectory).
Go to http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/maps/wwii/date.html and download daily situation map (JPEG2000 file) for the date assigned.
|Friendly (US)||Allied (UK)||Enemy|
Directions for lab.
Last revised 7/21/2016