Airplane Incident Investigation

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GIS Level:
  • Intermediate
Geographic Scale:
  • National
Target Audience:
  • Higher Ed
  • Secondary
North Central USA

Land that airplane! This task looks at deciding where to divert a plane following an incident. It uses simple GIS tools of plotting data, doing a buffer search then a filter search. Time is of the essence in this type of event so shows the ability to handle large sets of data quickly. This task could be used with a volcanic ash cloud event, bird strike, engine malfunction, severe weather incident.

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