Application of GIS in Hydrology and Water Management
The lecture series will be given in a block during March 2011, starting March 10, 2011 and ending Friday, April 1.
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In recent years, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have been increasingly used to support hydrological models and water resources management. The lecture series attempts to demonstrate how the appropriate use of GIS in hydrological and water management studies can help to achieve better results more efficiently.
Because GIS are designed to serve multiple purposes in a wide range of spatial problems, it is important to consider specific issues for appropriate application in hydrology and water resources management.
The lecture series presents the state of knowledge in water-related applications of GIS. No previous knowledge of GIS is required.
The lecture begins with a general introduction to GIS, referring to examples from hydrology and water management. The second part of the lecture is dedicated to specific hydrologic and water management applications.
Introduction to GIS – Spatial information in hydrology and water management – Data models – Data structures – Coordinate systems and map projections - Analysis of spatial data – Overview of GIS software and products
GIS in hydrology and water management:
Hydrological models and GIS – Interpolation of hydrological variables – Digital elevation models and their application – GIS support for modelling of surface runoff – GIS support for groundwater modelling – GIS in water-related information and decision support systems
Oral or written examination, time will be agreed on in class.
Basic courses in hydrology
Lecture notes are available as copies of the PowerPoint Presentations. These presentations and additional information can be downloaded by BOKU students here
Access to ArcGIS 9 and ArcView 3 software is provided to accompany the lectures. If you are using ArcView on your home PC, you can download the data in ZIP files AVIntro.zip (Tutorial on ArcView 3 Basics), Interpol1.zip (Tutorial on Interpolation) and DEMex1.zip (DEM Tutorial) (8.9 MB). You need WINZIP or equivalent to unzip the files. A short user's guide for the tutorials is provided in TutorialAVIntro.pdf, TutorialInterpolation1.pdf (simple interpolation exercises) and TutorialDEM1.pdf (Working with DEM).
Josef Fürst February 15, 2011