G I S in Water Resources, 2000 Archive
A Virtual Course Presented On-Line

This is the archive site for the Utah State University component of the Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Online Course held Fall Semester, 2000. August 31- December 7.  This was a course presented by David Maidment at the University of Texas at Austin.  A group of USU students took this class and David Tarboton gave some guest lectures.  This site contains the archived USU term papers.
David R. Maidment
University of Texas at Austin
Utah State University Coordinator
David G Tarboton
dtarb@cc.usu.edu, (435)797-3172

Utah State University term paper links.

Leon Basdekas WRIA-1 ETc Estimation. The Development Of A GIS Based Procedure
Kiran Kumar Chinnaykanahalli Intercomparison Study of Stability Index Models
Min-Gyo Chung Pollutant Diffusion in Loxahatchee Inlet
Annjanette Dodd Optimal Pit Removal in Watershed and Stream Network Delineation
Said Ghabayen Estimation Of Agricultral Water Demand In Gaza Strip / Palestine
Shujun Li Estimation of Evapotranspiration in the State of Utah
Ekaterina Saraeva Application of GIS for Calculation of Travel Times for the Mainstem Nooksack River
Jim Shoemaker Collection & Editing of 3D Bathymetry Klamath River, Northern California
Dallas Wall Population Density Analysis Of Utah Valley And its Effects on Water Use Modeling
Zhengang Wang Logan First Dam Breach and Life Loss Evaluation
Yibing Zhu Estimating Life Loss Resulting from Dam Break with GIS

Disclaimer. The information contained herein includes student classwork and is provided as a public service with the understanding that Utah State University makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information. 

Course Description

Application of Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources.   Digital mapping of water resources information.   Spatial coordinate systems.  Terrain analysis using digital elevation models.   River and watershed networks.  Soil and and land use mapping.   Flood hydrology modeling and flood plain mapping.   Terrain analysis for hydrologic modeling.

Course Objectives

1.  To teach the principles and operation of geographic information systems, focusing on ArcView and ArcInfo and their Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst extensions.

2.  To develop a geospatial data model of the water resource features of the landscape.

3.  To link this model engineering analysis of flooding and water pollution

4.  To develop individual experience in the use of GIS in Water Resources  through execution of a term project.   The term project is presented orally in class and as a written report in html on the world wide web.

Midterm test
Midterm Solution
2000 Final

Past Exams
1999 Midterm
1999 Final