Pre-observation map and image work.

 

1. Open this Google Earth kmz. On Friday you will observe the 10 sites indicated by the placemarks

2. Plot those 10 placemarks on a topographic map, which you can find here (http://mapper.acme.com/). Type in “Chico” in the window at the bottom. Choose “Topo” in the top right corner.

            Zoom in so that your plots are precise.

3. Plot those 10 placemarks on this soil map from 1925. For this assignment the soil types are not so important. Instead you should look at the cultural information: houses, roads, landings, names.

 

Use the topographic map (corrected in 1978), soil map (1925) and Google Earth to answer the following questions about each site.

 

Site 1.

a.    What is the area (acres) of the parcel bounded by the two orchards the road and the stream? ___________

b.    What is the name of the stream? _________________

c.     What cultural feature(s) was at that location in 1925? _____________

 

Site 2.

a.    What is the elevation? ________________

b.    How long is the palm-lined entrance (meters)? _____________

c.     Were there any human structures at the current location of the tank tower in 1925? _________

d.    How far away is Big Chico Creek? __________

 

Site 3.

a.    What is the area of the lot on which the large concrete structure sits? _________

b.    Was it there in 1925? ___________

 

Site 4.

a.    What is the water feature? _________

b.    How long does it extend to the north? _________

c.     What cultural feature was near the intersection of the water feature and Big Chico Creek in the 1970s? _________

d.    Was the water feature there in 1925? ___________

e.    How far away is the clump of trees near the northwest tip of the water feature? __________

f.      Were there any human structures at the clump of trees in 1925? _________

 

 

 

 

Site 5.

a.    What is the elevation of the orchard below our vantage point? _______

b.    What is the high ground feature that you are standing on called? ___________

 

Site 6.

a.    What is the area of the orchardless lot?

b.    What is the name of the linear feature bounds the eastern edge of the orchardless lot? __________

c.     How far away is that feature from the road? _______________

d.    What human feature might have been near this point in 1925? ____________

 

Site 7.

a.    What is the elevation? _________  How can you be so exact? ________________

 

Site 8.

a.    What is the name of the north-south trending infrastructure that is elevated above the surrounding farmland?

b.    How wide is it? ___________

c.     How far is it from Site 7? ___________________

d.    Was it there in in 1925? ______________

 

Site 9.

a.    What is the name of the road that runs north to south? _________________

b.    Why that name? ________________

c.     What is the area of the parcel that contains five residences on the northwest quadrant? ___________________

d.    Which house is oldest? __________________

e.    Where have you seen a similar pattern on a previous field trip? ___________________

 

Site 10.

a.    What is the area of the farmed parcel on the south side of the road? _________________

b.    Was that parcel orchard land in the 1970s? __________

c.     How do you know? _________________

 

You will turn this in on Wednesday in class.