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The Harvey Ranch is a 35,000-acre property located in the Hutchinson County, 16 miles north of Skellytown in the Texas Panhandle. Currently the ranch is being used primarily for cattle ranching activities with minor oil and gas exploration sites. The development of a guided hunting program is being explored. The objectives of this project are to construct the first comprehensive base map of the ranch. Ranch facilities are mapped by georeferencing high-resolution Google Earth maps. DEM data, soil data, and vegetation data are added to the base map using online data sets from the USGS Seamless Server and the Texas Bureau of GIS. The objective of the project is to determine the ideal location for agricultural plots on the ranch. The analysis takes into account factors such as soil and vegetation types, wildlife habitats, watershed characteristics and topography. The location of a hunting lodge will also be determined using the same parameters.



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