Spatial Data Analysis & GIS in
Civil & Environmental
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California, Davis
o Almost all civil infrastructures are spatially distributed
Sample exam (with solution highlighted in yellow)
1. What are common ways of measuring the distance between two points? Choose
(circle) the answer/answers that are relevant.
(A). Euclidian distance;
(B). the di
LAB 1: Making a Map Vector Data
Vector Data is data in the form of polygons, lines, or points.
Vector datasets are also called layers or feature classes. Feature Class is the most complete term. Each
Feature Class (or layer, or dataset) is composed of man
ECI 16 Lab Introduction
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RULES OF THE GAME
Lab assignments are due in the first five minutes of lab one week after
Dont miss labs.
You WILL fall behind.
You need the skills from each lab
ECI 16 final exam preparation:
1. Why is spatial data analysis important in civil and environmental engineering
2. What are common ways of measuring the distance between two points?
3. Using the concept
ECI 16 lecture 4
Spa$al interac$on: a realized movement of
people, freight or informa$on between an
origin and a des$na$on.
Necessary Condi$ons for Spa$al
Interac$on to Occur
Facility Loca+on Models
ECI 16 lecture 5
Given a set of facility loca+ons and a set of
customers, decide the following in order to
achieve the best system performance:
which facili+es should be
Raster Data & Georeferencing
ECI 16, 2012
Data Structure - raster vs. vector
Vector Data Model
Basic Element: the point (x,y)
Points connect to make lines.
Lines connect to make polygons.
Polygons are grouped to make regions.
Introduction to Geographic
ECI 16, 2012
What is a GIS
A set of tools for collecting, storing,
retrieving at will, transforming, and
displaying spatial data from the real world
for a particular set of purposes. from
Principles of Geogra
GIS LAB 3
This lab is in 3 parts. The first one is the longest, the second can be done quickly if you paid
attention in lecture, and the third is short, but complex.
Raster data is very different from vector