An area of influence defined by boundaries related to distance. In human geography, this area is defined as the location from which customers or visitors are attracted. In hydrology, this area defines the location within watershed boundaries (also known as a drainage basin).

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Is there a described GIS method for creating catchment areas based on nearest driving distance?

ie. a combination of Voronoi polygons with isochrones, so that the Voronoi polygons are based on driving distance instead of Euclidean distance. Is there a name or a described method for this?
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Creating dynamic links between features

I currently want to create links between 2 features. Ie., I have 2 basins that flow out and I want to use a line/polyline to have a link out of them and both point to a common 3rd feature, indicating ...
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Find locations of raster maximum within polygons: Basin Delineation

I'm trying to identify the Location (lat/lon) and upstream area of every raster point that flows into the Arctic Ocean (there are a lot so it has to be fully automated). I'm starting with the ...
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River drainage basin boundary

I'm looking for a set of outlines of the river basins in the UK - I don't need a particularly detailed or highly accurate map - just a map saying point X will drain into the Thames or point Y will ...
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How to obtain statistics within a Buffer/Catchment in MapInfo?

I need to calculate the population statistics within a 10 minute drivetime catchment from a point and within 1 Km Buffer from a point in MapInfo, how can I do that can someone please elaborate? I have ...
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How to compute drive access to a station based on vehicle origin points? [closed]

I have a shapefile that contains station locations and another shapefile that is the geocoded origins of those who drove to the station. I would like to make a buffer around the station that shows the ...
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Managing large number of catchments/watersheds

Does anyone know of an easy way to manage a large number (10,000's) of catchments/watersheds? I have defined a stream network and for each segment, I have a corresponding catchment (in a unique ...
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Efficient algorithms for recovering watershed boundaries?

This is somewhat related to a previous question I asked: What Algorithm is used by ArcGIS Watershed tool? I was wondering if there is a more efficient way to calculate catchment areas if you are ...
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How to create a catchment area using LSOA and point file data [closed]

I have to create a catchment area (based on LSOA) for the 19 underground stations within Camden borough and it has to be in a polygon vector file. I know I have to somehow group the SOAs but don’t ...
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How to calculate Gradient from DEM?

I have a digital elevation model for a catchment area and I would like to calculate the gradient by cells. Is that possible and does anybody know the steps?