Geographical Information System project on wind turbines in Dover.
Year 8 and Year 9 students have put their map skills to the test while completing the “Dover wind farm project” in Term 4. The objective was to find suitable locations for the construction of two wind turbine sites in Dover.
Students had to comply with strict site requirements, for example that the wind turbine had to be at least 300 metres away from any dwellings or infrastructures in order to avoid noise pollution or interference.
They used the ArcGIS software so they could accurately assess and measure the sites’ requirements including distance, slope and elevation as well as the average annual wind speed.
They all designed very professional-looking maps and really improved their understanding of Geographical Information Systems.
Examples of work produced by some students can be seen by following these links:
The maps are interactive, so 'Click' on the map icons to find out more about each location!