GIS in Water Resources (300IGC035)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGC035, GIS in Water Resources.
  • Credits and contact hours: 1 credit, 2 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Diego Darío Pérez
  • Type of course: Selected elective

Text book

  • Geographic information systems and introduction. Third Edition, T. Bernhardsen, 2002

Supplemental materials

  • GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis, J. Malczewski, 1999.
  • GIS Applications for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems. U.M. Shamsi, 2005.
  • The GIS Book: How to Implement, Manage, and Assess the Value of Geographic Information Systems, G.B. Korte, 2001.
  • The GIS Book: Understanding the Value and Implementation of Geographic Information Systems, G.B. Korte, 1997.
  • Arc-Hydro GIS for Water Resources, 1st Edition, D.R. Maidment, 2002.

Specific course information

This course presents the basic concepts and components of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to develop the essential skills required to use the ArcGIS ® software program. After completing this course, students will be able to acquire and collect spatial data, create, develop and edit geo-referenced databases. In addition, students will be able to make inquiries, develop spatial analysis, cartographic maps and dynamic visualizations to develop preliminary GIS applications.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the basic concepts of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • To use the different applications of ArcGIS ®, ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox.
  • To create georeferenced databases
  • To create and edit digital maps using ArcGIS
  • To identify the basic concepts and tools available for spatial data analysis.
  • To apply GIS in watershed analysis.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 3 3 2 2 2 3

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Geographic information and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Basic concepts and historical development.
  • Digital representation of data.
  • Introduction to ArcGIS: ArcMap and ArcCatalog
  • GIS mapping and edition. Hardware and communication technology for GIS applications.
  • Identifying, selecting, finding and managing GIS data .
  • Creating a geodatabase.
  • Georeferencing system: Map projection and coordinate systems .
  • Basic spatial analysis in GIS
  • Digital elevation models and watershed delineation
  • Hydrological networks
  • Hydrological analysis with ArcGIS.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/gisinwaterresources.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/18 12:07 por lsosorio
Recent changes RSS feed Donate Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0 Valid CSS Driven by DokuWiki