Introduction to EPIC EPIC 2000 2000 A desktop GIS that WORKS! By: Ken PekarekEPPL7 Coordinator
What you will learn today An Overview of Epic 2000 How to Use Epic 2000 • How to install EPIC 2000 • How to View and Print Maps • How to Produce reports • How to understand Data • How to build a base map Using Epic to solve problems • How to add graphics into a presentation • How to build a study area • How to add detailed land use & GPS data • How to evaluate proposed sites
Two Views of GIS or Vector Raster Vector format Raster format
GIS Options DNR - LMIC extensions link EPPL7, EPIC and ArcView
What is EPIC? EPIC Stands for EPPL Interface Consortium of Minnesota State Agencies. Presently DNR, LMIC & BWSR are members. New members are welcome! EPIC Began as a DOS based interface to EPPL7 8 years ago. In June, 1998 EPIC for Windows 1.1 was released. EPIC 2000 was just released. EPICis a desktop GIS created by users for users. It is a dynamic and evolving program and new data CDs will be released shortly . .
What Epic can do • View and map data • Analyze Data • Build detail study areas • Add GPS data
Add maps to your presentation Land Use Map Epic 2000 graphics • Add Data l Add maps to your Web site
Epic 2000 Applications • Access to data. EPIC has over 700 data layers that can be mapped or viewed from within ArcView. Gypsy Moth Study • Growth management studies: I-94 Corridor Study is a Prototype. • Analysis of natural resources. EPIC’s analysis commands allow you to build complex models.
2000 Installing EPIC • Load EPIC from the Start button. Select the Run option, type D:\SETUP.EXEthen follow the prompts • Select Typical installation. • EPIC installs 180 megs of data This is only a sample of over 700 statewide and 150 metro data layers.
2000 Starting EPIC or EPIC 1.1 • Double click EPIC icon & select FILE, Open Study area • Select a study area from the left and a layer from the right • ClickOK
2000 Viewing data: EPIC vs EPIC1.1 • EPIC 2000 draws the map automatically • EPIC 1.1 you need to click the Globe
Presentations Options • Screen Captures (Alt/Print Scrn) • Save view and insert as a picture • Add statistics from Epic reports Land Use with in 2 miles of Luverne 1176.196 16.873 Urban-Rural Dev. 4386.025 62.921 Cultivated Land 1050.175 15.066 Hay, Pasture & Grassland 14.826 0.213 Brushland 195.209 2.800 Forest 123.550 1.772 Water 24.710 0.354 Mining
Epic 2000 - Training plans on the CD • Lesson 1 - Build a map atlas • Lesson 2 - Make a presentation • Lesson 3 - Rice County landfill site evaluation. • Epic 2001 - Profiles of learning
Lesson 1: Building a Base Map EPIC has the most up to date boundary files for the state and tools that allow you to make reference maps. The map below is Map18: Ethanol Plants in Minnesota Lesson 1: How to build a base map to place on the Web, in a report or as part of a statewide map set like “Food for Thought” Map 18: Ethanol Plants (corn processing) Plant Locations existing and proposed
Lesson 2: Define a Project area EPIC has analysis tools that allow you to select a project area, county or school district from over 30 statewide boundary files. The map below is an example of a project area map. Lesson 1: How to locate a project area or school district and create a graphic that can be used in a presentation, on the Web or in a report. Rice County Landfill siting Study An example of how a graphic can be added to a presentation as a reference map.
Lesson 3: Site Evaluation Epic has the ability to load identify point features using GPS data and then evaluate environmental impacts. Lesson 3: Locate landfill sites using GPS data and then evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed sites. Rice County Landfill Study • Existing site
Proposed Landfill Sites EPIC Allows you evaluate the potential impact on adjacent land uses, surface water or groundwater
Evaluation of site 4 Detail maps can be made that show the potential conflicts with adjacent land owners or the potential impact on groundwater resources.
EPIC 2000 - A GIS for the rest of us Technology you can use Minnesota Data CD Statewide vector and raster data files include: land use, Elevation, shade relief, NWI (wetland poster classes, Circular 39 and raw classification) MnDOT roads and lots of useful shapefiles
Location of ethanol plant in Rock County • 6970.691 2.912 Inside Buffer Area • 1176.196 16.873 Urban-Rural Dev. • 4386.025 62.921 Cultivated Land • 1050.175 15.066 Hay, Pasture & Grassland • 14.826 0.213 Brushland • 195.209 2.800 Forest • 123.550 1.772 Water • 24.710 0.354 Mining