The purpose of this term paper is to analyze a subject of interest in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format. During my education at the University of Texas, I will be performing research in the GIS field relating to TMDL development for the Basin Group C in the State of Texas. Therefore, I have a vested interest in this area, and will be performing the beginning steps of this research for my term paper. The organization is as follows.
I will present the background of my research, consisting of the actual tasks at hand, and the area I selected as my focus. Then, I will describe the data I worked with, and the sources of the information. Next, I will describe the procedure I followed, starting with my original intent and describing how my project, like many others, has evolved over the semester. I will then show how my work can be applied in a practical setting. Finally, I will describe the complications I encountered over the semester, make conclusions with regard to my work, and detail tasks which can be elaborated on in the future.
I would like to thank many people for their encouragement, assistance and support over the semester: Dr. David Maidment, Dr. Francisco Olivera, Jona Finndis Jonsdottir, Dave Mason, the fellow CRWR students, Bill Saunders at the TNRCC, and my fellow first year grad students working on similar projects, Jordan Furnans and Sarah Stone.
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