GIS in Water Resources†††††††† Review for Midterm Exam††††††††††††† Fall 2011


The material is classified according to Bloomís Taxonomy of Educational Objectives:


Level†††††††† Title††††††††††††††††††††† Meaning

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


Session††††††††††† Topic††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Level

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††††††††††††††††††††† DEMís, 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

         Convert degree, minute, second coordinates to decimal degrees, and vice versa


Readings from ArcGIS Desktop Help for Version 10


(1)Georeferencing and Coordinate Systems (Level 3)

(2)Map Projections ) (Level 4)

(3)Geographic information Elements: to "Example: Representing surfaces" (Level 2)

(4)Raster Data and Images, starting from "What is raster data" to end of "Raster dataset attribute tables" in "Fundamentals of raster data" (Level 3)

(5)Slope . (Level 4)

(6) Hydrology tools (Level 5) end of Hydrologic analysis sample applications in the Hydrology toolset concepts

(7) Geometric Networks (Level 2)

(8) Linear Referencing (Level 2)