This online course is intended to serve for more in-depth knowledge of some areas of the Geographic Information systems in terms of urban, territorial, environmental, and infrastructural planning. It will provide theoretical and practical bases so that the participants can carry out complex projects in their university period, as in the course of his professional life using GIS software with vector and raster models.
The course is presented through interactive multimedia and high-quality content within the virtual platform Moodle combined with the realisation of practical exercises. Likewise, there will be live classes and video conferencing, which can be seen on demand in case of not being able to be present on-site.
- Training the students in the management of HEC-RAS, one of the more extended softwares of hydraulic modelling and its extension for QGIS (RiverGIS).
- Transmiting the student the importance and utility of the hydraulic simulation models.
- Facilitating the understanding of the essential concepts in the management of HEC-RAS.
- Teaching, through the development of practical exercises, the capabilities of HEC-RAS in the modelling of flows in artificial and natural channels.
- Training the student in the introduction of engineering works about the channel of a river with the goal of checking how to modify the avenues with the structures.
- Showing the possibilities offered by the extension RiverGIS at the time of processing geo-referenced data to facilitate and complement the work with HEC-RAS.
- Developping Hazard and Flood Risks cartographies for the submission of a Report to an official agency.
The course will be held with the softwares:
– RiverGIS, a free plugin subject to the GNU General Public license
MODULE1: Reminder for use of the GIS. (10 hours)
- Geographic Information Systems
- Data models
- Digital terrain models
- Spatial Data infrastructures
- The free software QGIS
MODULE 2: Hydrological Studies. (10 hours)
- Normative reference
- Use of the tools of hydrology QGIS
- Preparation of the model
- Flow direction
- Flow accumulation
- Network flow
- Currents continuity
- Currents order
- Drainage netwotk obtention
- Delineation of watersheds
- Calculation of basin parameters.
- Calculation of the main chanel parameters.
MODULE 3: Flooding Studies (1st Part). (10 hours)
- Pre-process. Use of the RiverGis tool
- Modelling of the channel and its zone of influence
- Obtaining the chanel geometry
- Cross-sections and longitudinal section
- Export to HecRas
- Process of calculation. Use of the HECRas tool:
- Introduction to HecRas
- Import model
- Data entry
- Calibration of the model
- Simulation of the avenue
MODULE 4: Flooding Studies (2nd Part). (10 hours)
- Modelling one-Dimensional of the flow
- Introduction to engineering works (bridges, embankments, etc)
- Process of calculation. Use of the HecRas tool
- Obtaining results
- Longitudinal profile
- 3D view
- Tables of results
- Export to RiverGis.
- Post-process. Representation with RiverGis:
- Import of the results obtained
- Obtaining the flood plain
MODULE 5: Hazard and Flood Risk Cartographies (10 hours)
- Assessment and management of Flood risks.
- Hazard and risk.
- Elaboration of cartographies for reports.
- Planning of flood risk.
Francisco Emilio Molero Melgarejo
Engineer, Doctor and Professor of Roads, Canals and Ports at the University of Granada in the Department of Urban and spatial Planning of the E.T.S. Engineering of Roads, Canals and Ports.
He is a specialist in Urban planning, spatial Planning, Environment and Geographic Information Systems and a member of the Research Group called “Territorial Synergies” at the University of Granada. He has collaborated on several Urban Planning and Sustainable Mobility Plans and has been director of more than thirty Hydrological-Hydraulic Studies associated to the planning and in a great number of Environmental Impact Studies and Territorial Diagnostics. He has taught more than 50 training courses highly specialized in areas such as Geographic Information systems, river modeling in public and private entities among which we can highlight: EGMASA, Tragsatec, Foundation Institute for euro-Mediterranean Water, professional Association of Engineers of Roads, Channels and Ports, Assyce Group, IADEE Training, etc...
It is also worth noting his participation in the project of development of a Geographic Information System for the management of spaces and infrastructure for the Conservation service of the Board of trustees of the Alhambra, the distinction in several contests of ideas for projects of urban and territorial national and international level projects, and the publication of a dozen ofresearch articles in international journals.
His main lines of research are aimed at: The simulation in urban and territorial and The mapping of processes and flows applied to the planning.
Jorge Hernández Marín
Engineer of Roads, Canals, and Ports at the University of Granada and Master UNIGIS in Geographic Information Systems who is also a member of the Research Group “Territorial Synergies”, at the University of Granada.
He has worked as self-employed professional in the GIS sector and has performed works as a GIS technician and analyst in the private consulting field.
Founding partner and CEO of GIS4tech SL, a Spin-Off of the University of Granada, he works as a specialist in the application of Geographic Information Systems in Civil Engineering, especially in Water and Environment areas . Between the tasks carried out by him, the use of GIS is permanently involved. He has also participated in the drafting of projects, territorial diagnostics, environmental, impact studies, hydrological-hydraulic studies, data analysis and spatial networks, creation of DTMs using LIDAR technologies, the realization all kinds of maps (topographic, thematic, flows, processes, spatio-temporary, etc) that serve as the basis for the realization of projects and its planning.
He has conducted more than a dozen of training courses in Geographic Information Systems at all levels (from training at the basic level up to of highly specialized levels).
The course is 100% online through our intuitive virtual Campus, where we will learn the topics by:
- Interactive multimedia content
- Live classes
- Practical cases
- Evaluation exercises
- Complementary documentation
It is worth noting the implementation of live video conferencing, where teachers and students interact in a continuous exchange of knowledge and resolution of doubts. These video calls will be recorded for the students to watch them later at any other time.
In addition, the student will be able to make use of the forum of the platform, a meeting point to interact with teachers and students.
It will establish a system of tutorials via email with the teaching team to resolve any possible doubts about the course and to serve as a link with the tprofessors to discuss specific issues of each module.
Student Master's degree in civil Engineering, Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Science, Archaeology, Biology, Geology, Building, Geography, Political Science and Sociology, economics and Business and any other qualifications related to the analysis of spatial data, as well as the teaching staff, researchers and professionals in the areas of urban, territorial, environmental and infrastructural planning.
– Having previously managed the QGIS software at a basic level.
– Having knowledge about basic concepts of GIS: coordinate systems, models and data types, etc
– To be able to add vector layers and raster to a project, and applying styles and labeled in layers.
– To be able to make queries, and basic operations with vector data and raster.
As proof of the acquisition of knowledge and technical and practical training, students who correctly complete the evaluation tests of the course will obtain a certificate of Blockchain Technology, which allows it to be unique and imperishable, enabling companies to verify its authenticity.
It can also be downloaded by the student and forwarded by e-mail, shared on social networks as well as embedded in any website.
This course will provide attendees with the basic and practical knowledge for the use in teaching and research as well as in the professional field of digital cartography, Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as their numerous applications. In addition, it will train students for the realization of simple projects using GIS software whether raster as a vector.