A Micro-Computer GIS for Water Resources Planning

by Richard H. Berich, Purdum & Jeschke, Baltimore, MD, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract: Recent developments in micro-computers have enabled water resources engineers to utilize advanced computer methods and interactive color graphics for the analysis and planning of water resources projects. A mirco-computer based Geographic Information System (GIS) offers even small consulting firms and government agencies an affordable and powerful tool for analysis of both goegraphic and demographic data as well as computation of hydrologic parameters for watershed modeling. Several applications of the GIS are examined including watershed hydrologic modeling interfacing with the SCS TR-20, and Corps of Engineers (COE) HEC-1 hydrology models, water supply reservoir site selection, and ground water resource analysis.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Water resources | Hydrologic models | Computer models | Computing in civil engineering | Information systems | Consulting services | Computer analysis | Computer software | South Carolina | North America | United States

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