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 software 2

3 Exercise 1:
Introduction to ArcGIS 3

4 Data
sources for GIS in water resources 2

5 Exercise 2:
Building a Base Map for the San Marcos Basin 3

6 Geodesy,
Map Projections and Coordinate Systems 4

7 Spatial
analysis using grids 4

8 Exercise
3: Spatial analysis 5

9 DEM’s,
watershed and stream network delineation 4

10 Exercise 4:
Watershed and stream network delineation 5

11 Ex4
Continued, Hydro Networks 2

12 Hydro
Networks and their applications 2

**Expected Skills**

- Determine the length of a line along a
meridian, parallel or great circle on a spherical earth.
- Determine the length of a line when
using projected coordinates.
- Sketch on a map the standard parallels,
central meridian, and latitude of origin for a given projection (the
coordinates of origin, what earth datum, what projection)
- 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 (vector, raster,
point, line, polygon etc.)
- Be able to perform raster calculations for
spatial analysis and understand the concepts involved with raster
calculation
- Be able to calculate slope on a DEM by
point to point methods and by finite difference methods
- 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 Geomorphologic and Watershed
attributes from a DEM derived drainage network. These include, channel length, drainage
area, and drainage density.
- Be able to use interpolation tools to
obtain spatial fields from point data and explain the function and
interpret the output of these tools.
- Be able to use zonal statistics tools to
obtain averages of spatial fields such as precipitation and slope over
watersheds and catchments. Explain
the function and interpret the output from these tools.
- Be able to analyze spatial aspects of
the water balance (precipitation, streamflow,
and runoff ratios) to develop a spatial understanding of the hydrologic
flows in a river basin

**Readings from ArcGIS Desktop Help for Version
10**

(1) Georeferencing and
Coordinate Systems **(Level 3) **http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00v20000000q000000.htm

(2) Map Projections http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/What_are_map_projections/003r00000001000000/ ) **(Level
4)**

(3) Geographic information Elements: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/00v2/00v200000003000000.htm
up to "Example: Representing surfaces" **(Level 2)**

(4) Raster
Data http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/009t/009t00000002000000.htm
Raster and Images, starting from "What is raster data" to end
of "Raster dataset attribute tables" in "Fundamentals of raster
data" **(Level 3)**

(5) Slope http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/giswr2011/docs/Slope.pdf . **(Level 4)**

(6)
Hydrology tools **(Level 5) **http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/009z/009z0000004w000000.htm
to end of Hydrologic analysis sample applications in the Hydrology
toolset concepts

(7)
Geometric Networks **(Level 2) **http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/What_are_geometric_networks/002r00000001000000/

(8) Linear
Referencing **(Level 2) **http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/What_is_linear_referencing/003900000001000000/