Not to be confused with hydrology, hydrography describes the spatiotemporal distribution of water bodies and their features.

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How to cartographically represent water flow?

I am modelling water flow on steep slopes for an erosion study. You can see from the screenshot the results from the ArcGIS-based flow analysis. To produce these flow lines, I generated a ...
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Correctly merging DEM rasters and eliminating edge effects

I'm using 10m DEM rasters from the NRCS Data Gateway for a large portion of California. The problem is some strange tiling that appears after merging, but isn't present in the original data (before ...
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Removing disconnected cells in a stream network raster using ArcGIS

I've got a predicted stream network raster with cells values 0 (not a stream) and 1 (is a stream). My end goal is to create a network of connected polylines, but unfortunately there are some areas ...
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does the census bureau provide clipped / water-bounded files as nice as certain cities?

this question says they do but when i compare what i can find in the cartographic boundary files section of the census bureau's gis page, they don't look as good as certain shapefiles provided by the ...
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Basin numbering according to Pfafstetter Method?

I would like to divide my basin into subbasins and numbers according to the Pfafstetter method. Is there an easy way to implement this in Python using ArcPy? Or are there some freely available ...
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Extracting point data from Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) in ArcMap?

I am trying to run an IDW analysis based off stream and springs data. I have the hydrography.eoo file from GeoComm but am now wanting to create a point layer of the springs in the area which show ...
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What satellite imagery would help to show spring locations?

I've got lots of tiny streams on a hydrography shapefile. Historic texts indicate that certain ones have headwaters at "sources" or springs, and I want to try to find these. Browsing the historical ...
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Which File to load from National Hydrography Dataset?

Start-over beginner here. I'm using QGIS 2.0 on MacBook with OS X 10.8.5. I downloaded a National Hydrography Database file. Unzipped, it is titled NHD11032_NM.gdb. I try to add the layer as a vector ...
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Is there a downloadable data source for mapping out rivers with names for the whole world?

I'd like to be able to extract rivers with their names and the flow size (not direction) for the whole world. The scale I'll be drawing it at is about 2 centimeters per 10 real world km - nothing too ...
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merge national hydrography dataset files

I'm having difficulty merging datafiles from the NHD while still keeping functionality as a geometric network. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1, so the USGS merge tool isn't an option. Using the medium ...
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Is there an easy way to taper huge amounts of drainage vectors?

I've performed hydrological analysis using r.watershed using GRASS and now I have some stream vectors for a large area. Next, I'm planning to taper these streams to varying width to make them appear ...
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Calculate Topographic wetness index in SAGA

i am currently working on a project which involves the quantification of the wetness in certain areas. However it produces quite different results from what i expected. I'll describe the steps i have ...
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Extraction of stream gradient for branched river networks

At the moment I am working on the extraction of stream gradients for a large basin, as a consequence, rivers are strongly branched.So far, I read through the relevant posts on this site, but so far I ...
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How to 'burn' a stream network into a DEM layer in ArcGIS 10?

I am working on a DEM that in an area where there is little relief. I would like to 'burn' the river network into the DEM so I can calculate flow accumulation and flow length accurately. I am using ...
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Stream Gradient - two types - using NHD high resolution data

I need to calculate slope, or stream gradient, two different ways: 1.) Main channel slope from the pour point to the head/source point along the vector stream network 2.) a local slope consisting of ...
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Workflow for determining stream gradient?

As far as data goes, I'm working with NHD .shp files, 10m DEMs, and some LIDAR data. My goal is to determine gradient for 100m segments of a network of streams. I'm already able to do this, but I ...
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Is there a way to get the percentage of different landuse types upstream of a given point?

I'm a fairly novice GIS user and know just enough to get in trouble in a lot of cases. I am trying to look at the connection between several measured parameters at a few hundred stations along ...
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Processing time using ArcGIS Hydrology toolbox tools in standalone Python script vs. ArcCatalog

My question is: what might cause the ArcGIS 9.3 Hydrology Toolbox Snap Pour Point and Watershed tools to run significantly slower in a Python script versus manually running the tools in ArcCatalog ...
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Error assessment of calculation done using unprojected vs. projected data

This question builds off of the one with the subject line "Calculating Flow Direction and Delineating Basins from Projected vs. Unprojected Data.": Calculating Flow Direction and Delineating Basins ...
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Calculating Flow Direction and Delineating Basins from Projected vs. Unprojected DEM Data

This is somewhat of a theoretical question stemming from some discussions with colleagues on the topic of implications with delineating basins with projected (e.g., Albers Equal Area) vs. unprojected ...
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Is there any pseudocode for MFD (multiple flow direction) algorithm available?

Still stuck with the simulation system, is there any good pseudocode for the multiple flow direction (MFD) algorithm? I read a pseudocode example and implemented it, however the simulation was linear: ...
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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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Flood modelling insights

I am trying to create a flood modelling system. The system consists of two parts mainly a river flooding simulation and rainfall simulation. To do this I am running the latest version of GRASS 6.4. ...
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Error in r.terraflow

I used r.terraflow.short in GRASS, but it displayed this error: r.terraflow.short elevation=raster_bulacanElevation \ filled=raster_bulacanElevationFlooded1 \ ...