Status Report — Task Committee on GIS Models and Distributed Models of the Watershed

by Rafael G. Quimpo,
Paul A. DeBarry,
E. James Nelson,

Abstract: In recognition of the trend toward the adoption of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analyzing hydrologic problems and the obvious applications of GIS in incorporating spatial characteristics of the basin to predict its response rainfall, a task committee has been formed to examine the use of geographic information systems in hydrology and distributed models of the watershed. The task committee (TC) will focus on the advances that have been made in the field and provide a forum for presenting advances in the field by sponsoring sessions at national conferences. It also plans to prepare a report which may be used as a guide for practitioners who would like to find out what models and software have been developed, what their capabilities are, and what resources are needed in order to acquire and use them. To gather information for this guide, the TC is conducting a mail survey. Details of the survey are discussed in the paper.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Information systems | Hydrologic models | Watersheds | Geomatic surveys | Spatial data

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