Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Resources Management
Olajide Kufoniyi1 and Aboyeji2 O. S.
1Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), Off Road 1, Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, P.M.B 5545, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.rectas.org.
2Department of Geography, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Accepted on November 28, 2007
This paper discusses the application of remote sensing and geospatial information systems (GIS) in the management of water resources. As users and applications are diverse in a hydrologic community, a common data model that defines the structure, semantics and syntax of the database is crucial. This paper adopts a conceptual hydrologic data model to create a water resources database. The conceptual data model was translated to a relational database structure and implemented using sample hydrologic datasets from parts of Nigeria and proprietary GIS software.