The material is classified according to Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives:

1 Knowledge Definitions, facts, formulas

2 Comprehension Explanation of definitions, formulas, problem solving procedures

3 Application Know how to use a formula or procedure to solve simple problems

4 Analysis Break down a complex problem and solve by steps

5 Synthesis Derivation of basic formulas, design of new systems

6 Evaluation Advantages and limitations of alternative approaches

1 Introduction to GIS in Water Resources 2

2 Introduction to ArcGIS 2

3 Exercise 1: Creating a Map with ArcGIS 5

4 Data Sources for GIS in Water Resources 3

5 Geodesy, Map Projections and Coordinate Systems 4

6 Exercise 2: Building a Watershed Base Map 5

7 Spatial Fields in GIS and Water Resources 4

8 Exercise 3: Using Spatial Analysis 4

9 DEM’s, Watershed and Stream Network Delineation 5

10 Exercise 4: Watershed and stream network delineation from DEM's 4

11 Introduction to Networks 2

12 Networks in GIS 3

13 Exercise 5: National Hydrography Dataset and Networks in GIS 3

Chapter 1 Why Arc Hydro (especially p. 8 -10) 2

Chapter 2 Arc Hydro Framework 5

Chapter 3 Hydro Networks (especially p. 34-41) 5

Chapter 4 Drainage Systems (especially p. 68-76) 5

You can bring a 1-page review sheet to the exam, 8.5” x 11”, with whatever review notes you want written on it (both sides if necessary!). The exam will otherwise be closed book.

**Expected Skills**

- Determine the length of a line along a meridian or parallel on a spherical earth
- Determine the statistics (e.g. average value or sum) of an attribute of a selected set of features satisfying a logical query
- Be able to take the parameters of a map projection and interpret what they mean (focus on geographic, UTM, Albers and State Plane projections)
- Know the common national data sources for GIS in Water Resources and their GIS data formats
- Know the concepts associated with the discrete object representation and field representation of geography
- Be able to perform raster calculations and understand the concepts involved with raster calculation
- Be able to identify and fill the sinks in a small digital elevation model
- Take a small grid of elevation cells and calculate the flow direction and flow accumulation grids
- Define the watershed of a cell in a DEM grid
- Derive the Stream definition grid, Stream links grid, Catchments, Drainage Lines and Drainage points for a small DEM grid
- Derive Geomorphologic and Watershed attributes from a DEM derived drainage network. These include, channel length, slope, stream order, drainage area, drainage density.
- Derive the connectivity between Catchments, Drainage Lines and Drainage points for a small DEM derived drainage network.