CE 394K.3 GIS in Water Resources

Fall Semester 2003

University of Texas at Austin

Instructor: David R. Maidment



Course Videos, course syllabus, course outline and student assignments are viewable on the secure course website at http://utwired.engr.utexas.edu/cms/index.cfm


Course Syllabus: syllabus.htm


Course Outline: outline.htm


Term Project Papers: TermProjProp.htm


Final Exam: gisfinal2003.htm


Term Paper Library: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/giswr2003/docs/termpaper.htm


Exams from past years:  Midterm2000.pdf, Midterm2001.pdf, Midterm2002.pdf, GisFinal2001.pdf, GisFinal2002.pdf


Utah State University course web site: http://ceefs.cee.usu.edu/


Setting up your course web site: https://webspace.utexas.edu/


Session 1 (Thurs, 28 August): Introduction to GIS in Water Resources. Review the course curriculum, course outline. Lecture slides: lecture12003.ppt Homework Assignment #1: Hmwk1.htm


Session 2 (Tues, 2 Sept): Introduction to ArcGIS Lecture slides: lecture22003.ppt Reference: What_is_Arcgis.pdf


Session 3 (Thurs, 4 Sept): Exercise 1: Introduction to ArcGIS: Ex12003.doc as a Word file or Ex12003.htm as an html file. Here is the assignment for Homework 2: Hmwk2.doc as a Word document or Hmwk2.htm as an html file. Reading Assignment: Chapters 1 and 2 of Arc Hydro: GIS for Water Resources


Session 4 (Tues, 9 Sept): Data Sources for GIS in Water Resources Lecture slides: Datasources.ppt  Listing of key web sites: Datasources.htm


Session 5 (Thurs, 11 Sept): Geodesy, Map Projections and Coordinate Systems Lecture slides Mapproj.ppt Here is the assignment for Homework 3: Hmwk3.doc as a Word document or Hmwk3.htm as an html file.


Session 6 (Tues, 16 Sept): Exercise 2: Introduction to ArcGIS: Ex22003.doc as a Word file and as Ex22003.htm as an html file. Here are the data files for Exercise 2: Guadalupe.zip


Session 7 (Thurs 18 Sept): Spatial Fields in GIS and Hydrology  Lecture slides: spatial.ppt Homework 4: Hmwk4.doc as a Word document or Hmwk4.htm as an html file.


Session 8 (Tues, 23 Sept):  Using Spatial Analysis to Calculate Area Average Precipitation.  Exercise 3:  Ex32003.html.  Data:  Ex3.zip


Session 9 (Thur, 25 Sept):  Watershed and Stream Network Delineation Including Geomorphology.  Lecture slides:  dem_geomorph.ppt


Session 10 (Tues 30 Sept): Exercise 4: Watershed delineation from digital elevation models Ex42003.doc as a Word file or Ex42003.htm as an html file. Data files are at Ex4data.zip Review slides:  recap.ppt.


Session 11 (Thurs 2 Oct): Network modeling and the Hydro Network Ex4Reflections.ppt Introduction to Networks NetworkIntro.ppt


Session 12: (Tues 7 Oct) Network modeling in GIS Network.ppt Results file for Ex4: Ex4.zip Ex4 Solutions Guide: Ex4Solutions.htm


Session 13: (Thurs 9 Oct) Exercise 5: Building the HydroNetwork and Applying the Arc Hydro Schema Ex5.doc as a Word file and Ex5.htm as an html file. Data for Ex5 are at: Ex5data.zip


Session 14: (Tues 14 Oct) Review for Midterm Exam Review sheet: Review12003.doc as Word file and Review12003.htm as html file. Slides for review session: Review.ppt


Session 15: (Thurs 16 Oct) Midterm exam


Session 16: (Tues 18 Oct) Review of midterm exam MidtermExplanation.ppt Linking Arc Hydro with Water Resources Models WaterModels1.ppt


Session 17: (Thurs 20 Oct) Linking Arc Hydro with Water Resources Models (Cont.) WaterModels2.ppt


Session 18: (Tues 25 Oct) Review of term projects List of term project proposals: TermProjProp.htm


Session 19 (Thurs 27 Oct) Exercise 6: Time series in Arc Hydro. As a word doc: ExTimeSeries.doc As an html file ExTimeSeries.htm Here are the data files for the exercises TimeSeries.zip Here is the Guadalupe geodatabase with NWIS data added GuadalupeSolution.zip Reading for today: Chapter 7 in the Arc Hydro book on Time Series


Session 20 (Tues 4 Nov) Introduction to Triangulated Irregular Networks TIN.ppt ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst Demo Exercise Here is a cool Java Applet that shows Delauney Triangulation and the formation of Thiessen (or Voronoi) polygons: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/People/chew/Delaunay.html


Session 21 (Thurs 6 Nov) Reflections on terrain processing (Ex4) Ex4Reflections.ppt


Session 22 (Tues 11 Nov) Demo Exercise on ArcScene and 3D Analyst, Modeling of Channel Morphology (Venkatesh Merwade)


Session 23 (Thurs 13 Nov) Demo Exercise on Creating and Editing Data. Datacreation.doc Datacreation.htm Data files for demo exercise DOQQflorida.zip Introduction to Environmental Cyberinfrastructure Cyberinfrastructure1.ppt and to LIDAR LIDAR.ppt


Session 24 (Tues 18 Nov) Term paper presentations Air Quality and Land Resources


Session 25 (Thurs 20 Nov) Term paper presentations Surface Water Resources


Session 26 (Tues 25 Nov) Term paper presentations Floodplains and wetlands


Session 27 (Tues 2 Dec) Term paper presentations Groundwater Resources


Session 28 (Tues 4 Dec) Term paper presentations Environmental Resources



Assignments and Due dates

Homework 1: Hmwk1.htm  Due Sept 4.
Homework 2: Hmwk2.htm Due Sept 16.
Homework 3: Hmwk3.htm Due Sept 18.
Exercise 2:  ex22003.htm Due Sept 23.  Solution Ex2_soln.pdf
Homework 4:  Hmwk4.htm Due Sept 25.  Solution Hmwk4_soln.doc
Exercise 3:  ex32003.html Due Sept 30.  Solution Ex3_soln.pdf
Exercise 4:  Ex42003.html Due Oct 9.