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Open-File Report 02-334
Characteristics of Urbanization in Five Watersheds of Anchorage, Alaska: Geographic Information System Data 

By Edward H. Moran


The report contains environmental and urban geographic information system data for 14 sites in 5 watersheds in Anchorage, Alaska. These sites were examined during summer in 1999 and 2000 to determine effects of urbanization on water quality. The data sets are Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., shapefiles, coverages, and images. Also included are an elevation grid and a triangulated irregular network. Although the data are intended for users with advanced geographic information system capabilities, simple images of the data also are available. ArcView® 3.2 project, an ArcGIS® project, and 16 ArcExplorer2® projects are linked to the PDF file based report.  Some of these coverages are large files over 10 MB. The largest coverage, impervious cover, is 208 MB.

ArcExplorer2® is available free for downloading at URL:


Table of Contents
Data Set Format and Presentation
Data Set Organization Map
Projections Metadata: Data Set
Information Source Data
Prepared Projects ArcExplorer2 projects ArcView 3.2 project
    ArcMap project
    ArcExplorer2 GIS Software: Download and installation
    ArcExplorer2 GIS Example:

This report is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, it is available for free download from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Download the Report (PDF, 0.8 MB)

A list of data files and files size is available online in PDF format.

Download the file list (PDF, 0.3 MB)

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Edward H Moran,
U.S. Geological Survey, 4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508-4664

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