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A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry. Within GIS we often want to model a flood with terrain models.

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Generating floodplain generation given river section polylines, flood level elevation points and DEM of land surface? [closed]

I am looking to generate flood plain polygons to represent 20 and 100 year flood zones, in the most accurate and efficient way possible, given the following datasets: River cross section polylines ...
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Is it possible to conduct a flood model analysis with QGIS using a DEM?

Is it possible to conduct a flood model analysis with QGIS using a DEM? Need to simulate rising water levels on a 250k map.
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Calculating flood volume using LiDAR DEM and HEC-RAS floodplain polygon?

I’ve got a vexing GIS analysis problem which is conceptually fairly straightforward, but in reality more challenging to figure out…. Basically, I need to calculate the VOLUME of floodwater within a ...
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Floor height creation from Aerial Lidar/Imagery only

I was wondering if it is possible to generate the floor heights of buildings from aerial lidar? We don't have terrestrial lidar or stereo imagery. I don't need the ground DEM level or the roof (DSM) ...
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Simplified flood “model” / estimation from elevation data

The goal is to present an estimation of potential flooded area. But still keeping it simple. I know this will not be accurate. The question is: will it be good enough for at gestimate / rough ...
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Showing overland flow route on DEM in QGIS?

I've been asked to produce a risk map at work which will show the possible flood route from sewers that surcharge (flood) during heavy rainfall. This is basically where I know the x-y coordinate (OS ...
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How to visualize inundation using Sentinel 1 SAR Data?

I am trying to visualize flooding after hurricane Harvey that made landfall on August 25-26 2017. Based on this video, I've been able to obtain the basics of Sentinel-1 SAR imagery. Sentinel 1 comes ...
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Calculating Flooded area / Inundation in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I was tasked to create a layer with the flooded areas if the sea / river level was to go up by X feet. There is no requirement to take Flow and Pour Points into account, just a simple raise in water ...
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How to map flood areas from a set of points containing surface and height of water?

I am working on the damages made by the typhoon Haiyan. I use QGIS 2.0 with extensions and toolbox, and MapInfo. I have vectors, rasters of the place. I want to map the flood area along the ...
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Creating contours based on polyline using ArcMap?

I would like to create a simple floodplain map. I have LiDAR data with 1 meter accuracy. I have clipped it to a small area of interest that my computer can handle processing the LiDAR. I want to ...
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Increasing Flood Plain

I am doing a project where we are attempting to determine how many more buildings would flood if the FEMA flood plain increased by 1',2' and 5'. I have the elev of the flood plain rasters from lidar ...
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Storm Water flooding [closed]

Is there a method in Arc Gis for mapping storm water runoff in an urban environment assuming that the sewers are at full capacity. I just want to map roughly where the water will flow over the land ...
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Creating flood area based on connected pixels of DEM in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to show the area of flooding that occurs when bodies of water increase by different increments, like 0.5, 1, 1.5 meters, etc.. for all of Tanzania. I have a DEM with all of the bodies of ...
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map flood inundation risk QGIS

I am using RADAR data to create a map of biomass estimates. I want to mask out all land susceptible to flooding because water-logged soils affect the backscatter ...and will have an impact on ...
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Obtaining free satellite imagery for Australian floods?

How can I obtain free satellite imagery for Australia? I want to find the extend of flood in specific time. I have already tried land-sat.But unfortunately there is no data available for that specific ...
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Obtaining average value around polygon in raster for different cross sections?

I have elevation data in a raster, river (blue line) and the flooded area (black polygon) as shown in the image below: I want to find the water depth in the flooded area (inside the black polygon). ...
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Converting polyline to polygon in ArcGIS Desktop for floodplain map?

I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 and working with a flood map from FEMA, which uses polylines with distinct attributes for each hazard zone (1%, 0.2%, floodway, etc). I'm trying to convert these ...
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Locating flooded area by creating buffer with elevation around points using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a shapefile with points, that each have an elevation in their attribute tabel, based on how high the water level is, at a given return period. I need to create a buffer around these points at ...
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Substracting rasters using ArcGIS Raster Calculator?

I need to adjust a DEM (raster) and I was wondering if the Raster Calculator is the right tool to use, and how? I’m modelling floods in Xochimilco (Mexico) and via OpenStreetMap I have acquired the ...
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What Algorithms to use for Levee breach Analysis?

I have a (relatively) High resolution DSM of the Country side, and want to figure out the extent of area that will be flooded if the Embankment/levee fails at a a given point. Something like this: ...
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How to approximate the elevation of a shapefile in any pixel of a grid using a digital terrain model?

Introduction I am working on some flood maps of a given region. As the data is confidential, I will try to stay as general as possible without any loss of relevant information. The truth is, my ...
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Flood mapping in QGIS 2.4

I am trying to delineate flood-prone areas using QGIS. I have a vector layer of the river and a DEM of the same area. I have used the GRASS Module to get watershed by using r.watershed and I have ...
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Multicriteria Analysis for flood risk analysis

I have used a multi-criteria analysis which uses factor weighting for flood risk identification in a river basin using ArcGIS 10.1. My factors are rainfall, drainage, density, slope, and land use. ...
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Is there flood map prediction tutorial available to use with ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I just want to ask if anyone knows a direct tutorial for flood mapping prediction. The scenario that my supervisor asked me is this: If we pour water on a specific location, where will it flow and how ...
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Flood Elevation Setback

I have a floodplain layer with elevations assigned to it. Per scope of the project, I need to create a safety setback. The flood elevation is raised by 2 ft. and when the raised point extended ...
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Flood records/database in Europe

Anyone knows where I can find a complete* database with the historic flood occurrence in Europe, at least since the 70's ? I am looking for some information on the date, number of floods*, amount ...
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How to design a flood with water elevation on a specific point?

Actually I have to know the flooding area caused by a rise of the water level due to the implementation of a dam. So I would like to know if there is an extension or any tool in QGIS or GRASS which ...
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Issue with FEMA OGC Web Feature Service returning HTTP 400 error when attempting to download GML file

I'm trying to use an OGC web feature service in some software I am involved in developing. The service is described at the bottom of this page: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/wps/portal/NFHLWMS ...
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HEC-RAS limitation on cross sections?

For every cross-section profile, Manning's value is assigned. There are numerous values in a single cross-section profile but HEC-RAS allows only 20 values per cross-section. How can I deal with ...
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Converting a point file, into a smoother set?

I am currently attempting to show how a coastal area was flooded from the 2010 Mentawai Ocean tsunami on the Pagai Islands. I currently have a DEM and a DEM which I have sourced from a point data set, ...
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How to add hypothetical values to a raster?

I have to create Non-Regulatory Products for a few FEMA regions. Right now I am working on the 'Increased Flooding Scenarios' where you add a hypothetical value to the existing Base Flood (1', 2', and ...
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Advice on Flood mapping of village area [closed]

This is my first attempt to do a study on this topic. I would like to get some advice on what data are required for doing flood mapping. The area I have selected for this is a village which faces ...
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How to extend a (river water level) raster, transfering its values to the added area?

Exploring the raster tools in QGIS and related software, I found raster buffer functions to surround existing rasters. The values of the raster buffer are restricted to be distances from the interior ...
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What is the process for identifying a 20 year flood zone?

I am currently working on an assignment where I need to model flood risk areas. Firstly I was asked to identify potential flood risk zones based on the following criteria: identify areas that I would ...
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Digital Elevation Model Resolution

While I creat flood areas using DEM in ArcGIS, Which parameters do I consider to determine DEM's pixel size and resolution?
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Creating cumulative friction map

I am looking at bottom friction (Manning's n) values in relation to storm surge as large volumes of water flow over a surface. In order to calculate total head loss occurring as water passes from the ...
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GRASS GIS: Time series of overland flow from r.sim.water

I am trying to perform an overland flow routing on a large area using r.sim.water in GRASS GIS. I've looked at other answers and made sure to set my computational region to the elevation raster I'm ...
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ArcGIS Calculate flooding area based on input amount of water

I have created a DEM based on historical maps from 1816. I'm supposed to calculate the flooded area for certain amounts of water (in m³/s). I intended to do it with ArcHydro - however, as far as I ...
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Spatial prediction in GIS [closed]

I have a number of images, (these could be vectorised) that are label classifications. There are only 2 classes, 1 or 255. Each image is from a different date. For each date I also have data that can ...
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Using Python to extract flood hazard info from National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) using any given lat/long point? [closed]

Can Python be used to extract flood hazard classifications from National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) site using any given lat/long point? Specifically the following seven classifications: 1% Annual ...
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Where can I obtain data on flood sites, land sewage systems, and property value?

I am a college student trying to obtain this data for a class project. If anyone can help that would be great. Basically, my hypothesis for this project is that land sewage systems that have not been ...
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How to make an inundation map?

My task is to calculate the area available for specific plant species in a natural reserve that has been reconnected to the tidal influence. First step is to create an inundation map for a natural ...
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What is the background processing of rainfall thresholding?

I want to create a flood map using Quantum GIS. First of all I create catchment area (flow accumulation). Then, I delineate a Channel Network by applying a threshold to flow accumulation. So I want to ...
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Simulating flood without flooding whole area and covering surface structures (with DEM)? [closed]

I have a high resolution DEM and want to do a flood simulation starting at a river. My hope is that the water runs into historical (now dry) river channels (in which I'm interested in) at first and ...
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flood mitigation

I would like to carry out flood mitigation using non-structural measures like wetland restoration, detention ponds and infiltration ditches or ponds. How can GIS help me in siting and visualizing the ...
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Creating weight raster for flow accumulation in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am studying flood flow using ArcGIS for Desktop. When creating flow accumulation in hydrology, there is a weight raster. However, İf you do not have it, the programme sets its value to 1 which is ...
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Determining flood extents based on a daily flow? [closed]

I have a DEM raster and daily average flows (e.g., 50Ml/day). And I want to determine how far the water extent goes when the flow accumulates for 7 days based on 50 ml per day?
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DEM showing areas in the ocean to be greater than 0m (my MSL in my project)

I am a new GIS student currently working on a coastal flood model in arc map, where I intend to create flood polygons at various heights above 0m contour (MSL)to represent the extent of area flooded ...
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Estimating population in flood zones?

I have a census tract shapefile with the population of a minority group and total population. I am trying to analyze this group by high and low risk flood zones. The problem is that not all of the ...
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Belgium Flood And Precipitation Mapping

Similar to Free sources of mapping data for France, does any one know a source for free downloadable flood and precipitation maps for Belgium?