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) 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.htmup to "Example: Representing surfaces" (Level 2)

(4)Raster Data http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/009t/009t00000002000000.htmRaster 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.htmto 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/