This lecture supports students to get benefit from Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools in water resources engineering. It introduces concepts of spatial coordinate systems, and raster and vector data types. The procedures of surface analysis using Digital Elevation Models (DEM) to the watershed delineation, including river networks are studied. In addition, the preparation of thematic data is introduced. Actually, this includes the sources of GIS input data from advanced on-site observations, Global Positioning System (GPS) and remote sensors. Then, different applications in ecological assessment of rivers, water supply and water management are reviewed. By the end of the lecture, a final project should be submitted by students applying GIS to address a specific topic of interest. Hands-on learning followed by theory introduction is expected.
To expose students to the emerging technology of GIS. It is expected that participants are able to apply the theory from lectures and self-study in to the a real problem to be solved using GIS tool. Students should carry out the exercises and final project by their own.
NEW! LECTURE WILL START ON TUESDAY 7 OCT 2014
1. Application of Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources
2. GIS data and databases
3. Coordinate systems and geo-coding
4. GIS analysis functions
5. How to delineate a watershed from a DEM
6. How to prepare Soil and land-use data
7. How to prepare precipitation data
8. GIS for water supply
9. GIS for floods and droughts
10. Application of remote sensing data in Hydrology
1. Getting started with ArcGIS (ArcMap, ArcInfo)
2. Displaying data
3. Getting information about features
4. Preparing data for analysis
5. Creating and editing data
6. Watershed processing in ArcGIS with Geo-HMS
7. Presenting data
8. Final Project
Johnson L.E., 2009: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools in water resources engineering, CRC press, Florida, USA, 298 pp.
Getting to know ArcGIS, ESRI, 2010
GIS for water resources and watershed management, John G. Lyon, 2003
Arc Hydro, GIS for water resources, David R. Maidment, 2002
Essential image processing and GIS for remote sensing, Jian G. Liu and Philippa J. Mason, 2009
Remote sensing and GIS technologies for Monitoring and Prediction of disasters, Shailesh Nayak and Sisi Zlatanova, 2010.
This course requires some basic knowlegde of hydrology and geography. It will be used ArcGIS software including spatial analyst and 3D Analyst.
Necessary guidance will be provided but effort and motivation is expected from participants. We had already prepared licenses at common PC station in our Department.
Exercises (20%); Mid-term (30%); Final project (50%)