Using the Expanded Mapper Function in HEC-RAS Mapper

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Course Overview

This online class includes both "live" and recorded sessions that will teach you how to create geometry files from Digital Terrain Models (DTM), imported through the Mapper program and how to produce floodplain maps from RAS simulations. You will learn the steps required to import DTM data to create Terrain models, develop River-Reach data and produce spatial-output displays. Over a three-week period (from October 26 - November 9, 2018) you will use the program in several hands-on workshops and get individualized instruction. 

In addition to the “live” sessions, you will access several recorded lecture presentations and participate in three workshops. Only workshop #2 needs to be submitted for review if you wish to receive full credit for the course. Please note that all "live" sessions are recorded and will be available for review on the course site, so you do not need to participate at the scheduled times. 

Who Should Attend?

This class is for persons who have a basic knowledge of the HEC-RAS program and understand how to do RAS ID, steady or unsteady flow modeling. 

Course Outline

In addition to several 30-minute recorded lecture presentations, you will have the opportunity to participate in three "live" sessions (each of which is recorded and will be available for you to review at your convenience).  Each "live" session is scheduled to be presented 1:00 - 2:00 pm, CST.  Here is the schedule of the "live” sessions:
October 26:

Course Introduction and Overview(covering Resources and Objectives)

Topic 1:  Importing Terrain datafor your HEC-RAS project

Topic 2:  Developing an ID Geometry File from Project Terrain

November 2:

Review previous week topics and introduce new topic

Topic 3:  Displaying model results with Mapper

November 9:

Review Topic 3 and course conclusion. 

NOTE: Course resources will remain open and available for an additional week (through November 16) for anyone needing additional time.



Vernon Bonner

Vernon Bonner, PE is one of the nation’s most experienced and knowledgeable HEC-HMS trainers. For 20 years he served as chief of the training division at the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), Davis, California. He managed and participated in the development of software (HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HEC-5, HEC-RES) and the conduct of technical studies for the national floodplain management program, the national hydropower assessment, and several basin-wide reservoir systems. He has more than 35 years of water resource engineering experience in water resource planning, reservoir-system analysis, river hydraulics, floodplain management, and program administration.

Howard Rosen

Howard Rosen is a Program Director in the Department of Engineering Professional Development, College of Engineering, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He specializes in developing continuing education programs on issues in public works infrastructure. Rosen’s academic research interest is in the dynamics of technological development and organizational change and he has written and taught extensively on these subjects. Rosen received his doctorate from the Division of Social Sciences of the University of Chicago. He was a member of the Stanford University (Program in Values, Technology & Society) and on the faculty of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Howard Rosen