To present to GIS and water resources analysts ArcGIS capabilities to support hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analyses using established GIS tools. The target audience includes hydrologists, water resources engineers and managers, GIS analysts, and anyone interested in learning what GIS can do for H&H data collection, preparation, model assembly, and result processing.
As a technology for spatial data storage, processing, and visualization, GIS offers many capabilities that can be used to support H&H modeling. Over the years, GIS technology has been successfully used to both perform simple modeling and support complex numerical models. This workshop presents GIS techniques that can be used for terrain analyses, spatial and temporal integration, hydrologic and hydraulic characteristics extraction, numerical model input and output, modeling process automation, and result mapping.
HEC’s GeoHMS and GeoRAS, Streamline Technology’s ICPR, and USGS’s StreamStats, each built upon foundation methodologies, data model, and toolset provided by Arc Hydro, form the modeling backbone for H&H analyses used in this workshop. The workshop will take full advantage of ArcGIS and its extensions in order to support a variety of requirements that H&H analyses pose to GIS technology.
The expected outcomes from the workshop are that participants will understand the fundamental principles of GIS and H&H modeling integration, will see GIS and modeling tools in action, will gain appreciation for what GIS can and cannot do for modeling, and understand the GIS and model limitations with respect to quality of supporting data.
Attendees should have some background in GIS and/or H&H modeling. The participants will not be using computers during the workshop, so experience with particular GIS or modeling software is not required.
Number of Students
The number of students will be limited and participants will be enrolled in the order of their registration. The course will be cancelled if fewer than 15 students enroll by March 8, 2010.