Land Cover

This map shows the variety of land cover across Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula. To create this map, I first used an open source GIS program (QGIS) to convert a raster file into a shapefile because my employer did not have access to ESRI’s Spatial Analyst extension.

Once the file was converted, I worked within ESRI’s ArcMap 10.1 to combine similar land cover categories using the Field Calculator, which made the map and legend less cluttered and easier to interpret.