Historical/Current Floodplain Analysis: Boulder

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Boulder Colorado

In this lesson, you will have the opportunity to assess flash flood risk using GIS, historical and current flood records, imagery, and vector spatial data using local (county) public domain spatial data. Scenario: The City of Boulder has hired you to assess flash flood hazards for the city. You will use historical and current aerial imagery, floodplain, building, and other data in a GIS environment to do your research and to make your final assessment. Skills Involved: 1) Downloading and formatting data from a local government public domain data source for use in a GIS. 2) Analyzing vector and raster data in a problem-solving environment. 3) Integrating historical documents and ground photographs into GIS-based analysis. Revised 24 April 2010.

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