CE 394K.3 GIS in Water Resources
Fall Semester 2001
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://pro.engr.utexas.edu
Course Syllabus: syllabus.doc
List of Term Project Proposals: temproj2001list.htm
Final Exam: gisfinal2001.htm
Term Paper Library: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/giswr2001/docs/termpaper.htm
Utah State University course web site: http://moose.cee.usu.edu/giswr
Session 1 (Thurs, 30 August): Introduction to GIS in Water Resources. Review the course curriculum, course outline. Lecture from slides.
Lecture slides: lecture1.ppt
Session 2: (Tues, 4 September) Introduction to ArcGIS. The basic elements of ArcGIS: Arc Map and ArcCatalog. Functions of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo. Extensions of ArcGIS: Spatial analyst, 3-D analyst, Geostatistical analyst. Object classes and feature classes as means to store data in a geodatabase.
Session 3: (Thurs 6 September) Exercise 1: Introduction to ArcGIS. Introduces ArcMap and ArcCatalog using pan evaporation data from Texas. Includes creation of a new personal geodatabase from shapefile and coverage data, and integration of maps from ArcGIS with graphs from Excel and presentation in Word. File: Introduction to ArcGIS
Session 6: (Tues 18 September) Geodesy, Map Projections and Coordinate Systems. Powerpoint files Mapproj.ppt
Session 10: (Tues 2 October) Grid-based modeling with Digital Elevation Models by Dr David Tarboton. Powerpoint file: grid_dgt.ppt Reading material grid.doc Lecture materials from Utah State University: http://moose.cee.usu.edu/giswr/session10.html Reading: Chap. 9 in Modeling our World: “Cell-based Modeling with Rasters”.
Session 11: (Thurs 4 October) Exercise 5: Watershed and stream network delineation by Dr David Tarboton. The exercise file and zip files for data are available at: http://moose.cee.usu.edu/giswr/session11/ex5.html The files are available locally at the LRC: ex5.doc
Session 12: (Tues 9 October) Surface representation using Triangulated Irregular Networks Powerpoint file: TIN.ppt Reading: “Modeling our World” Chap. 10 Surface modeling with TINs. Reference: Nelson et al. "Adaptive Tessellation Method for Creating TINs from GIS Data", Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 2-9, 1999.
Session 15: (Thurs 18 October) Midterm exam
Session 17: (Thurs 25 October) Slides: sinmap.ppt Lecture by Dr Tarboton Terrain stability mapping using the ArcView Sinmap extension – see http://moose.cee.usu.edu/giswr/session17/ for video and readings
Session 21: (Tues 13 November) Review of Midterm Quiz, and Pollutant loads to Corpus Christi Bay system Powerpoint file: Corpus.ppt
Session 22: (Thurs 15 November) LIDAR mapping of terrain surfaces Powerpoint Slides: LIDAR.ppt