GIS Projects

Over the past several years I've put together a variety of detailed maps as volunteer as well as just "for fun" projects. Some highlights:

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Trails Map: Over a 4 month period in 2006, I mapped every trail on every Land Conservancy property in the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula. As with most volunteer projects, I received far more out of this project then I put in, developing a great awareness of the diverse habitats around Palos Verdes and learning lots of mapping tricks. The Conservancy still uses this data as a baseline comparison to identify user impacts.
Point Mugu State Park Trails Map: Still a work in progress. There are a lot of trails in this park!
Palos Verdes Fire Map: The Land Conservancy asked me to map the perimeter of the August 2009 fire to provide an accurate measurement of the acreage and footprint of the fire. By my measurements, this was a 181 acre fire with a 4.25 mile perimeter.

All contents of this site Copyright © 2007 - 2009 Charles Foster. All rights reserved.
Comments and suggestions are appreciated!