Saturday, April 05, 2008
I like working better than talking
Meetings are important, but being a technical person I'm particularly prone to meeting fatigue, not to mention the 8hr time difference. So after much talk yesterday, today I actually get to do some GIS modeling. The map is a combination of slope and elevation classes that are relevant breaks for freshwater in the region. The next step will be to overlay this map with the hydrography of Dinaric Arc to create a modeled classification of those features. This is little more informative that just total stream length. The output streams will have classes like "Low elevation river on steep slopes". The assumption is that these various stream types are habitat for different types of species, for example trout like streams on steep slopes while some invertebrates prefer larger rivers on flats. Boris will vet the map with experts in the region.
Posted by Matt Merrifield at 4:13 AM