GIS In Water Resources in the Year 2000

by Walter M. Grayman, W.M. Grayman Consulting Engineer, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


This paper presents a look at what the geographic information system (GIS) technology, as applied to water resources, may look like in the year 2000. It presents a description of what a water resources engineer would want from a GIS in order to support the kind of analyses and displays needed in the field of water resources. Such a system would be user friendly, have ready access to spatial data bases containing topographic, hydrographic, demographic, and land use information, and support a wide range of modeling, analysis and display capabilities. Subjects covered include hardware, software, data structure, display, and others.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Geographic information systems | Information systems | Spatial data | Databases | Hydrologic models | Information management | Computer software

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