The theme lecture is available at the following web-page:
The following material is used in the hands-on exercise with the lecture. Please download the files to your computer (right-click - save as...).
lecture 4 demo script: demo4.mlx
files for lecture 4: data_lecture4.zip
shp-files: additional shapefiles. Includes those for continents, countries and large river basins. The GRIDCODE field corresponds to the IDs used in matlab: shp_files2.zip
The hands-on handout: Hands-on_4_quick_reference.pdf
1. Discover water use patterns and trends in your study area
- please develop your own research question
- produce one page pdf (A4/A3) with following structure: a) title; b) research question and short introduction; c) maps, graphs, etc of the results with captions d) interpretation of the results
- you can get help to possible problems by a) searching from internet: there are many people with similar problems; b) posting question to the discussion forum of the course (tool below the text; teachers and other students will be answering to those questions); c) coming to Thursday workshop, or d) asking your fellow students directly
- once you are happy with the end result, please submit the work (see below Submission)
Ideas for research questions - please note that from now on, I will give extra points for innovative research questions:
- Irrigation water consumption trends vs cropland expansion
- water use per capita of project area vs global average
- environmental flows compared to human induced water uses
- trends in share of different water use sectors over time
Graph types: include either vector graphic map or '100% stack bar graph' to home assignment
Submission: please submit the assignment by using the submission icon below.
2. Project presentation
I have now opened the tab for the project work - please take a look. It would be good to start slowly thinking about the presentation and what you would like to present in it.
On Thursday we have a workshop in where you can get help on the home assignment and project work. At 9:15, we'll give a short lecture on how to export the map from ArcMap and edit that with Adobe Illustrator.