Watershed GIS

Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Courses

All classes are offered online in one of two class formats:

  • Asynchronous: Classes are offered over the course of one week. Attendance at optional virtual meetings with the instructor is encouraged but not required.
  • Synchronous: Classes are offered over the course of two days (Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.). Attendance at virtual meetings with the instructor is required.
Class Number: 11101

Fall 2020

GEOG 9024

1.6 CEUs


This course explores GIS methods used to study and manage watershed, with a focus on their hydrologic and geomorphic systems-from upland source areas to the stream channels that transport their runoff and provide habitat for riparian species. The course begins with a brief exploration of the nature and processes of watersheds and drainage systems. GIS support for watersheds includes not only spatial analysis and map development, but also field map generation and the creation of graphical products (e.g. longitudinal profiles) from field studies. GIS tools will be applied to problems of hillslope runoff and soil erosion prediction, interpretation of historical and current runoff-discharge relationships, and modeling the effects of changing land use.




Course fee: $395
Enrollment Deadline: 11/9/2020
Enrolled students are provided access to student licensing for ArcGIS and/or Erdas software, which only work on a Windows operating system. These software are NOT compatible with a Mac operating system. For Mac users, review alternative options here: https://gis.sfsu.edu/arcgis-on-a-mac

Class Number: 11101

Last Update: Sep 25, 2020 10:03am


Refund Information

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