Monday, February 9, 2015
Putting water in its place: a perspective on GIS in hydrology and water management
This article represents how GIS is related with the hydra-logical process that allows for better managements and understanding. as well as introducing the term hydroGIS showing how closely related they are. The ability to see the valleys and flow using depth vectors and layers showed us what processes were happening over millions of years. We know what happens with a small stream over time but a river is on a scale all its own, never revealed until the use of GIS. Allowing us to see the water shed and tributaries on its full and grand scale and truly showing how interconnected and independent how rivers are. It highlighted the new theory that rivers create rather than occupy space, how there forces create and mold the world we see. Not only how the water gets from point a to point b but what other process happen in accordance with that. -- Lucas Evans
Source: Clark, M. J. (1998). Putting water in its place. Hydrological Processes, 1(12), 823-834.