Understanding RIGIS Coventry Thematic Maps - by Mrs. Simas (Science) 

 

Directions: Use the Photo Gallery of Coventry Thematic Maps (RIGIS) to answer the following questions:

 

Forest and Wetland Resources:

  1. Deciduous, Mixed and Evergreens are three types of _______________________
  2. Based on the map, the majority of Coventry is made up of forests or wetlands? _________________
  3. Where is the greatest concentration of wetlands based on this map? ___________

 

Groundwater Map

  1. In which school district (Flat River or Knotty Oak) is the greatest percentage of wells? ________________________
  2. What is an aquifer? _______________________________________________
  3. Explain why we have “protected” areas in Coventry? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. Why is this information important for you to know? Why is this information important to developers? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Overview (Facilities) Map

  1. Where is Knotty Oak MS located on this map? (Hint look for the fire dept and police station) _________________________

 

Land Use Map

  1. Where is the most commercial and industrial locations in Coventry (provide road names)? __________________________________________________________
  2. Should we begin developing in other area of Coventry? Why or Why not? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

 

Soil Hydrology Map

  1. What does it mean for the soil to be permeable? ____________________________

 

 

Explain how what we do in Coventry affects other towns and how what other towns do affect Coventry (groundwater, contamination, pollution).

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How will this information help you with your project? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________