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RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Faculty Sponsor Name

Uli Ingram

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My project proposition is to find a suitable location for a new US embassy in Vienna, Austria. Maintaining a proper embassy in foreign cities is vital in order to protect any US citizens that may be living abroad. In order to find the most suitable location, there are a number of different demands that must be met. Maintaining distance from larger venues, hazardous areas, and other embassies that are not allies with the US has to be taken into account, along with other undesirable locations. However, the embassy will be located close to ally embassies also stationed in the city, along with local government halls and potential 5 star hotels. Due to the lack of attainable GIS data in foreign locations, a large portion of the data collected will be obtained through finding locations on google maps and geocoding the locations into maps. With mounting tensions overseas, it’s never a bad time to ensure that the US has proper embassies located in foreign major cities. A new US embassy in Vienna would help to ensure US citizens proper passage if Austria was ever threatened.

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Geographic Information Sciences

Project Type

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US Embassy Site Selection in Vienna, Austria

My project proposition is to find a suitable location for a new US embassy in Vienna, Austria. Maintaining a proper embassy in foreign cities is vital in order to protect any US citizens that may be living abroad. In order to find the most suitable location, there are a number of different demands that must be met. Maintaining distance from larger venues, hazardous areas, and other embassies that are not allies with the US has to be taken into account, along with other undesirable locations. However, the embassy will be located close to ally embassies also stationed in the city, along with local government halls and potential 5 star hotels. Due to the lack of attainable GIS data in foreign locations, a large portion of the data collected will be obtained through finding locations on google maps and geocoding the locations into maps. With mounting tensions overseas, it’s never a bad time to ensure that the US has proper embassies located in foreign major cities. A new US embassy in Vienna would help to ensure US citizens proper passage if Austria was ever threatened.

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