GIS is used extensively by the United States Forest Service in mapping and research. Many resources are available online including raster data and shapefiles. The use of GIS tools allows for analyzing entire forests and finding specific points within large areas that meet certain criteria. The Ashley National Forest, High Uinta Mountains Wilderness, in northeastern Utah contains many shapefiles including roads, forest, highway, points of interest, lakes, streams, etc. The purpose of this lab is to use these available datasets to identify ideal locations to set up camp in the Uinta Mountains.
Baker, Jeffrey; Curtis, Josh; and Egbert, Ryan, "Final Laboratory Project - Finding the Ideal Camping Location in the Uintas" (2016). Engineering Applications of GIS - Laboratory Exercises. 20.