The Use of GIS in the Study of Water Resources

by Mark R. Leipnik, Vadose Zone Monitoring Lab,
Hugo Loaiciga, Vadose Zone Monitoring Lab,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources


GIS is becoming an increasingly important tool to the water resource plannar and manager. However, in order to integrate GIS effectively into this field, current and future hydrologists and hydraulic engineers need systematic training in the elements of this technology. This paper provides an overview of GIS and discusses aspects of a GIS curriculum with respect to its general focus and content of both fundamental underpinnings and specific hydrologic applications. It also gives some insight into hardware and software requirements, and useful GIS texts and papers.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Geographic information systems | Mapping | Computer software | Engineering education | Information systems | Managers | Hydraulics

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