The Bear River is prone to flooding! You work for the FRA or federal railroad administration. https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0001
You have been tasked with figuring out what railroads will be at risk in the case that the Bear River floods. You want to work with county officials to help plan for this problem. Your end goal is to notify all counties that have railroads that could be flooded by the Bear River.
Tools you will use: Select features using an expression and Spatial Query
Layers you will need: Rivers (generalized), railroads, and Counties (generalized) You can find them here https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/confluence/display/geoportal/ESRI+USA+Data
Use Set the CRS to change the coordinate systems of your files
Be patient when you use spatial query â€“ if things still wonâ€™t work please limit the size of your files to the part of the United States you are working in using select features.
Please save your selected features after each step.
MAKE SURE INTERSECT IS SELECTED WHEN YOU CONDUCT A SPATIAL QUERY
Final Answer: Should be only the counties that have railroads in them that touch the Bear River. A snip of the final Counties (by themselves)
A list of the states and Counties that you found.
What should you include in your submission?
A snip of your final answer
A step by step explanation of how you achieved this solution, all the way from data acquisition to the final image.
Please set up your explanation like this:
The GIS tool you used (If you used one)
The file you used or acquired (where did you get it? What is the name of it?)
Explain what you did with the file/tool
If you ran into dead end, explain where you got stuck and what unsuccessful steps you used to reach the solution.