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Factors that impact site inventory and analysis are..

Project program

Building permit requirements

cost of data collection

existing site vegetation

What are 4 types of a nuisances that can affect a potential site's development?

Lots of Billboards

A local airport

power lines

water towers

What are 3 examples of non renewable resources?



Tropical Rain Forest

What are 2 examples of urban infill

Cleaning up an abandoned and contaminated site

preserve and enhance neighborhood character

Urban sprawl typically has this type of road network


A conservation easement would have what kind of effect on a property?

Development Potential

Property Value

What type of plan defines the goals and objectives of future growth of a community?

Land use plan (zoning map)

Inventory maps should include

Site features


traffic volume



What is the optimal size of a transit oriented development.

5 Min walk from edge to major road

Fed by groundwater, dominated by peat moss, rich in mineral salts and is acidic.


Marshes/Salt Marshes

Dominated by herbaceous plant material

Fed by groundwater, dominated by peat moss, rich in mineral salts and is alkaline.


A connection of lines that enclose an area and whose coordinates are predetermined.

Closed Traverse

Preliminary Roads and train line boundaries

Open traverse

A division of a cartesian plane


Aliquot part

a quarter or half of a section of land

What are five different categories of wetlands

Marine Wetlands



Estuarine Wetlands

-Tidal Waters

-Salty title marshes

Riverine Wetlands



Palustrine Wetlands




Lacustrine Wetlands

-Lakes and Reservoirs


Light detection and ranging

Fastest way to get topo maps

Made up of a stream channel, a floodplain, upland areas and groundwater.


Riverine Wetlands

Dominated by plant material

Lacustrine Wetlands

found in a depression , has a low salinity level and has a plant cover of less than 30%


Semi enclosed with plant material


Has a salinity level greater than 0.5%

Angle of incidence

the angle at which the suns rays strike the earth

Angle of repose

angle wich th slop of soil will remain intact


the angle of the sin north-south of an wast-west line.


Objects ability to reflect the suns rays

Ideal riser to tread relationship

between 24"-26" allows for a continuous rhythm to take place when a person is walking up the stairs

90 degree parking

Allows the most parking spaces

Base lines

set of lines that run east to west and serve as the basis for the US survey System. (They are the orimary parallels, which follow the lines of latitude of the earth.

Military Crest

The point on a hill in which the entire slope can be seen.

When referring to the biology of a site, what term would apply?

Natural Cooridor


An upright form of plant in which the plant is generally the same width from the top to the bottom

Composite Wetlands

Wetland that is fed by local lakes and streams

Riparian Wetland

Wetland that is fed mainly by streams

Ground water Wetlands

Wetland that is fed by high water tables

Surface Wetlands

Wetland that is fed by runoff

Sedimentary Rocks

Formed when sediments are deposited by the wind, water, gravity, etc. and the pressure forces them together into rock layers. Most common rocks used in outdoor living spaces

What type of survey is needed to obtain a building permit.

boundary survey

The study of land forms and the way they are created by such things as erosion.