Map Analysis on Education Center in McNabs Island Essays

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The main function of these maps is identifying the area that is suitable for building an education center on McNabs Island. I divided my analysis maps into three parts which are slope and geology, environment and cultural sites, and microclimate. For the slope and geology map, I combined the slope, bedrock and surficial geology together because I think all of them can majorly determine and describe the topography. Bedrock and surficial geology are the materials that are under the ground. They might form different topography by the geological action including weathering and eroding processes. Also, the slopes can decide whether the land is a plain or a hill. Furthermore, I think slope and geology can risk of the environmental hazards like landslides. Therefore, I put them together to show what the topography looks like, and I think it can be the first consideration for land development. People should always consider the safety as the first factor for doing construction. For the second analysis map, I did the environment and cultural sites, and I combined hydrogeology including all buffers, vegetation ages, soil and cultural sites together because they belong to the natural and cultural features. For example, the vegetation can identify what is the type of land covering, and the construction such as forts can identify what is already existing on the land. These features can help people to determine what they can do that would not have lots of impact for those existing…