Mapping Cape Henlopen
This year, Professor Jeff Nemitz took his Oceanography class on a weekend-long field trip to Cape Henlopen to map different features of the area. This class goes every couple of years to map the changing features of the beach and wildlife. Amanda, one of the GIS lab interns, designed a data dictionary on the Juno GPS’s to help the class more easily record data in the field. The class split up into groups and took GPS data and did experiments throughout the weekend. Different groups mapped and took attribute data of the shoreline, jetties, spit, tidal flats, dune vegetation, dude tansects, and ghost crabs holes. Their final projects will rely on an analysis of the mapped field data, as well as comparing the data to maps from previous years.