GIS in Water Resources
University of Texas
Tue- Thur, 12:30-2 PM
Unique Number: 15945
Tue- Thur, 11:30-1 PM
Catalog Number: 41932
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tue- Thur, 12:30-2 PM
202 Teachers College (City campus)
Section Number: 003
Office: ECJ 8.6
Phone: (512) 471-0065
Fax: (512) 471-0072
Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 2-4 PM
Office: ENGR 230,
Utah State University
Phone: (435) 797-3172
Office Hours: Monday 1-2 PM, Thursday 1-2 PM.
Office: 311 Hardin Hall. UNL
Phone: (402) 472-8024
Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 2-3 PM
Application of Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources. Digital mapping of water resources information. Spatial coordinate systems. Terrain analysis using digital elevation models. River and watershed networks. Soil and land use mapping. Flood hydrology modeling and flood plain mapping. Terrain analysis for hydrologic modeling.
Integration of time series and geospatial data. Hydrologic Information
Graduate standing in engineering or a related discipline.
The six course exercises are intended to enable you to be able to:
Public web site: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/giswr2009/giswr2009.htm. This contains the course outline, PowerPoint
presentations, class exercises for the course and
Video web site: http://utwired.engr.utexas.edu/maidment09. This contains an archive of the video of each class in Windows Media format.
http://www.engineering.usu.edu/dtarb/giswr/2009. This contains copies of the course outline, PowerPoint presentations and class exercises, archived presentations from each class in Wimba format, and other USU specific information such as USU term paper and student work.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln http://snr.unl.edu/airmak/giswr/2009/ This website contains copies of the course outline, PowerPoint presentations and class exercises, archived presentations from each class in Macromedia Breeze format, and other UNL specific information such as UNL term paper and student work.
The purposes of the term project are:
The steps in carrying out the project are:
If you would like to work in a group to pursue a term project, that is fine, but you must carry out a particular section of the project on which you will present your oral and written report.
Archives are available showing the reports from more than 200 term papers done by students in this course from Spring 1997 to last year. See: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/giswr2009/docs/termpaperlibrary.htm
Course Computer Environment
This course uses the ArcGIS version 9.3.1 software. The Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst extensions of ArcGIS will also be used in the course. These programs run under the Windows operating system.
Texas. ArcGIS is available in the Civil Engineering Learning Resource Center. You may want to get a magnetic card so that you can enter the LRC in the evenings or weekends. If you work at the LRC, you'll be assigned a standard amount of disk space for your personal use.
Utah. ArcGIS is available in the Engineering PC lab, ENGR 305.
Nebraska: ArcGIS is available in the Teaching Lab (room 141 and 142) in Hardin Hall at East Campus. Rm 162 at Hardin Hall (24/7 computer lab) is also available to use.
If you have access to the software elsewhere, you can do the computer assignments at that location. You should plan to back up your work on a removable drive (e.g. zip or thumb) to avoid complications from lack of disk space in your personal area.
The readings for this course will be taken from: "Arc Hydro: GIS for Water Resources Ed by David R. Maidment, published by ESRI Press, 2002, $59.95 ISBN 1-58948-034-1, see http://gis.esri.com/esripress/display/index.cfm
Method of Evaluation
Course grades will be based on a weighted average of results as follows:
Term Project Written Report 30%
Term Project Oral Presentation 10%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%
The midterm exam will be an in class exam. The final exam will be a take home exam handed out during the last class and due 1 week after the last class. This final exam will include project type GIS analysis as well as essays and short reports that synthesize material from the class and from the term projects of other students in the class.
Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
A = 95 100%
A- = 90 95%
B+ = 87 90%
B = 83 87%
B- = 80 83%
C+ = 77 80%
C+ = 73 77%
C- = 70 73%
C- = 60 70%
F < 60%
There will be no make-up exams or incomplete grades in this course. We reserve the right to change the date of a quiz with notice in advance.
Course/Instructor Evaluation Plan
Course/Instructor evaluation will be conducted separately at each University according to the policies of each University.
Texas. Forms will be distributed during the final lecture period. A student from the class will be asked to distribute and collect the evaluation forms, and to return them to the Department of Civil Engineering office on the 4th floor of ECJ.
Utah. A secretary from the CEE department will conduct the course evaluation during one of the final lecture periods with the instructor not present.
Nebraska. Forms will be distributed during the final lecture period. A student from the class will be asked to distribute and collect the evaluation forms, and to return them to the Department of Civil Engineering office on the 3th floor in Nebraska Hall (city campus)
We also encourage students to speak to us during the semester, and are open to suggestions relating to the course.
Texas. The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate adjustments for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, or 471-4241 TDD
Utah. Students with ADA-documented physical, sensory, emotional or medical impairments may be eligible for reasonable accommodations. Veterans may also be eligible for services. All accommodations are coordinated through the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in Room 101 of the University Inn, (435)797-2444 voice, (435)797-0740 TTY, or toll free at 1-800-259-2966. Please contact the DRC as early in the semester as possible. Alternate format materials (Braille, large print or digital) are available with advance notice.
Nebraska: The University of Nebraska provides upon request appropriate adjustments for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, 132 Canfield Administration Building or contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 472-3787.