Farm Location in Baldwin County, AL
The project addresses a farm location decision in Baldwin County, AL. The clients are The Colliers, a couple located in Baldwin County seeking to buy land to start a farm and build a homestead, including livestock. The wife works for the Planning Department in Elberta, AL and the husband teaches history at Gulf Shores High School. The criteria chosen was to be within or near an incorporated town or CDP, in an area that contians parcels zoned RA, rural agricultural, in an area within 3 miles of public boat launches, close to the Elberta planning department, and close to Gulf Shores High School. I used select by attributes to select the towns and CDP's. I exported that data and chose select by location to choos from the town and CDP's that had parcels zoned RA. I exported the selection and from that I used select by location to choose towns from the above criteria that were within 3 miles of boat launch points I created by using create features and comparing to google satelite imagery. I then used the Euclidean distance tool to create a distance raster from bot the planning department and highschool. I used the reclassify tool for both rasters to reclassify the rasters to 9 classes. I created a model that uses the weighted overlay tool to create an output rasterfrom the 2 reclassed rasters setting them to equal weight percentage for the analysis. Using the weighted overlay, I selected towns from the previous selections that fell within the best placement zones and created a deliverable map for the client.