Geographic Information System of Selected Churches in Lynchburg

by jessalyn elliott

 

For my GIS project, I walked/drove around Lynchburg, Virginia gathering information about six local churches.  I was mainly interested in getting a digital picture of each church to link into my GIS, but was required to exhibit other skills so I also used the Global Positioning System to get the coordinates at the sign or main entrance of each church.  Additionally, I recorded the name of the pastor, and times of the early and late services.

 

The GIS was designed so that when one clicks on a church (symbolized by the red star with circle in the above map) a table would appear listing information for each church including name, coordinates, pastor, time of early service, time of late service, and a hot link for a photo of the church.  Below are the pictures of each church. 

And here's the other information in a nice table:

Church

Xcoord

Ycoord

Pastor

Sun. Early

Sun. Late

Court Street United Methodist

-079.14570 W

37.41551 N

C. Douglas Pillow

none

11:00 AM

First Baptist

-079.14265 W

37.41229 N

Robert Brubaker

none

11:00 AM

Holy Cross Catholic

-079.14631 W

37.41497 N

J. Kenneth Rush

8:00 AM

11:00 AM

Quaker Memorial Presbyterian

-079.19167 W

37.37346 N

Corey Ingold

8:45 AM

11:00 AM

Rivermont Presbyterian

-079.14244 W

37.41505 N

John Mabray

8:30 AM

11:00 AM

St. Paul's Episcopal

-079.14671 W

37.41500 N

J. Douglas Wigner, Jr.

8:00 AM

10:30 AM