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GIS Mapping for Irrigation District Rapid Appraisals
GIS mapping is slowly becoming commonplace in irrigation districts as the need for more accurate and organized data becomes increasingly important. ITRC commonly uses GIS as a tool in technical assistance packages for irrigation districts. One of the challenges in developing a strategic irrigation district modernization plan is to organize spatial data in such a way that various options can be easily understood. ITRC uses a combination of commercially available software with web-downloadable maps and photographs to organize and present the spatial information. An example of information organization for a Rapid Appraisal Process (RAP) of Tulare Irrigation (TID) district is given.
Howes, D.J., C.M. Burt, and S.W. Styles 2003. GIS Mapping for Irrigation District Rapid Appraisals. Presented at May 12-15, 2003 USCID 2nd International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage - Water for a Sustainable World-Limited Supplies and Expanding Demand. Phoenix, AZ. 9 pp.
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