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Python code to select streamlines within selected watershed

I'm trying to calculate total stream length for multiple, overlapping watersheds (i.e., each watershed contains the watersheds upstream of it). I have a flowline layer that I've run through the ...
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What are the meaning of Grass drainage direction values from r.watershed

In Grass r.watershed the D8 drainage directions generated from r.watershed are -8. -6.-4.-2, 2, 4, 6, 8 (-1 No Data) What actual directions are these? For example in ArcGIS I know 128 is up and so ...
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GIS or Remote Sensing technique to map sub-surface features?

I am trying to delineate agriculture tile drainage in Midwest. Does anyone know of any GIS and/or sub-surface remote sensing techniques to detect tiles/objects buried in shallow depth of soil? Does ...
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Preventing flow accumulation in one watershed from traveling up tributaries into adjacent watersheds?

I am using TauDEM in ArcMap 10.3.1 to try and calculate flow accumulation and generate stream networks for HUC10 watersheds. I am using 3m DEMs acquired from the National Map. The HUC10 I am working ...
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Delineate watershed using manual points in RSAGA

I'm currently trying for an automated solution to delineate watersheds within a large basin. I have a collection of locations (X,Y coords) for various tributaries reaching a larger river, and the end-...
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Watershed Tool Straight Edge Problem

I'm trying to accurately delineate a watershed into sub-basins using dams as pour points. I'm using the hydrology toolset, but I can't seem to get rid of straight edges that are along some of the ...
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Is there a way to automatically find errors made by the Watershed tool?

I've delineated the watershed of near 7000 reservoirs with the Watershed tool in ArcGIS 10.1 and converted them in polygons. As you can see in the image bellow, some mistakes were made because the ...
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Is there a method to create watershed on google earth?

I want to create a watershed boundary for a lake only using google earth without using other source of data like srtm etc. Since we get the height of the location can we use it somehow and create a ...
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Arcgis 10.1 Archydro tools, converting RasterToPolygon How can I solve: ERROR 000732: Input Table:

I´m using arcgis 10.1 and Archydro tools. During the Catchment Polygon Processing, one of the steps used to define the watershed limits, I get the folowing error: Executing: CatchmentPolyProcessing ...
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Mean watershed slope - are there better methods than taking the mean of the contained slopes?

I am wondering if there are better methods for determining the mean watershed slope, other than taking the mean of the slope values contained within the watershed? For example, could or should one ...
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Simulate water runoff to get water height over each pixel of DEM

Here is my problem that I am trying to deal with. I have given a height map of around 512X512 resolution(It is Geo-referenced and I have the meta-data for this). And I have given that this area ...
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Watersheds tool does not create watersheds in ArcMap?

I`m trying to create watersheds and every time I run the Watershed tool, the result will be very interesting. I use snap raster and I set the extent of the output to the extent of the flow direction ...
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Does Scimap work with QGIS?

Does anybody know if Scimap ( http://www.scimap.org.uk ) works with QGIS? I know it is supposed to operate with ArcGIS and SAGA but as I am very much a beginner with QGIS I would like to know if its ...
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Does this ArcGIS flow accumulation example have an error?

The lower right corner of the flow accumulation example in ArcGIS Desktop's documentation has a flow accumulation value of 2. However, I only see one cell flowing into the lower right corner (the ...
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How to determine drainage area upstream from point?

I do not know how to come up with the drainage area (km squared) upstream of Lat 77.84, Long -30.96. I have converted my contour shapefile to a raster, identified and filled the sinks and then created ...
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How to separate shared watersheds?

I put a pourpoint at the end of a headwater stream, then another further downstream that is fed by that headwater stream plus two others. Obviously the pourpoint further downstream is going to share ...
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Understanding flow accumulation

I used this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSblORbDyhc&list=PLWJ2X2wvq78QRGzl8Un5ADF0_4m5t99iD&index=11 to learn how to run flow accumulation and was successful. I realize it ...
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Discrete waterpoints with GRASS [closed]

I've been working with GRASS GIS for about two months. I have to develop a method for the identification of target regions of small hydropower plants. Boundary conditions are a predetermined minimum ...
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Error when using r.watershed in QGIS 2.10.1 with Grass

I am running r.watershed within QGIS processing the I get the error below. I draw your attention to: GRASS_INFO_WARNING(2205,1): Subprocess failed with exit code 256 GRASS_INFO_END(2205,1) Does ...
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How to fix this “Sorry <1> is not a valid option” in GRASS-Ubuntu using r.water.outlet?

I am working with this .sh code (a while loop, extracted from: http://www.surfaces.co.il/) to create watersheds from drainage raster and outlet point of every watershed, but I obtain this error: "...
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How to create a boundary vector of objects after using watershed_segmentation python

I used watershed segmentation in opencv-python to separate object. However, after segmentation I don't know how to create boundary polygons of objects (red rounded in the image attached).
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Flow direction and catchment area polygons for utility water pipes

I'm working on a project where I need to show which direction the water would flow from a water pipe in case there is a pipe burst. I also need to show catchment polygons(area affected). This was ...
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General steps to create watershed boundary in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

I am an ArcGIS beginner. I have a CD of GIS files of a city and intend to work on watershed management. There are different file names in different formats on CD. Like .shp, .shx, .dbf, .sbx. and ...
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Delineating large scale watershed?

I would like to do some watershed delineation at national/regional level (using SRTM-90 data). I have experimented with r.watershed (GRASS 6.4.3) but it fell over when I tried to do big stuff. I ...
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Python code to compare two fields in different feature layers?

I have two shapefiles which encompass 3897 features each. Corresponding shapefiles (village and watershed that flows into it) have the same ID (ws_id in one, OBJECTID in the other). Many watersheds ...
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Combine drainage streams and watersheds [duplicate]

I have a question regarding ArcMap. Lets say I have a .shp with watersheds and a .shp with drainage lines. How can I combine both, so that I can display single watersheds and the length of their inner ...
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ArcPy script stops running randomly with no error returned

I am doing a batch watershed and analysis process on 135 points. This script worked great the first time I ran it. Ever since the first time, however, I have had the script stop at random moments. ...
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Watershed Analysis

I am performing watershed analysis using Archydro tools in ArcGIS10. After calculating all flow direction, accumulation, drainage network when I perform watershed delineation, it gives me the same ...
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What are definitions of watershed segmentation, local maxima, variable window search, regarding LiDAR for vegetation?

I am not familiar about Lidar. I want to measure trees height and number of trees. I guess, watershed = to locate the trees, local maxima = to measure trees height. I used these methods in SAGA GIS. ...
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Writing Variables Values into Feature Class Table in ArcGIS Modelbuilder

I am trying to use the ModelBuilder for my master thesis. What I want to do is: 1) Create two new fields in a watershed feature class (contains several watersheds) 2) Use the watershed feature to ...
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Water Quality Data Acquisition Sources

I was wondering what sources are available, or if anyone has water quality data for the Great Lakes and specifically Lake Ontario? We are interested in mapping Phosphorus, Organic Matter, Nitrogen ...
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How to assign correct flow direction to stream network polylines?

I would like to create a map showing the results of watershed analysis as well as the resulting stream network with flow direction. I have a stream network which has been created from the flow ...
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Is there a SWAT model integration for QGIS?

I am trying to use SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) for watershed management activities. It is a set of commandline tools and needs a complex set of input data some of which can be generated from ...
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Calculate line distances inside of polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working with two data sets: NHD polyline stream layer for my entire state HUC Watershed boundary Polygons for the entire state I am looking for a way to calculate the total length of streams ...
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River channel is cut after rendering flow accumulation in hec-hms?

I'm trying to generate flow accumulation using hec-geohms and I have already done some terrain processing using the DEM. I was really confused what happened, why has the river channel been cut? what ...
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import parameters for r.watershed - (watershed basin analysis program) tool from grass using Qgis 2.2

I want to run this tool from Qgis 2.2 but i don't know how to use the PARAMETERS to run this tool. The red frame are the PARAMETERS I don't know. Can someone to tell me what those PARAMETERS are and ...
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How to indicate flow of a watershed feature?

While tracing and digitizing rivers, streams, rivulets, etc., is it possible to indicate the direction/flow in the shapefile on QGIS? I'd like to avoid using map labels. Ideally, when done tracing, I ...
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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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When computing flow direction, the D8 algorithm is used - are there major differences if others are used?

I am a student working with Hydrological models. Within these models we can route water across a DEM (within a delineated watershed or just within an un-delineated DEM) using many different flow ...
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Better ways to check if GRASS r.water.outlet works out fine output

I use my python script to call GRASS module r.water.outlet from outside, and here's my script(I perform this script in pyscripter): import os import sys #set up GRASS environment variables sys.path....
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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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How to do the loop when using GRASS module r.water.outlet?

I have seen this post:Watershed Analysis with GRASS, and I have a .txt file which contains coordinates of many points, and I want to use r.water.outlet to get basin area of each point. I type the ...
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Hydrology tool dataset in ArcGIS 10.1 for calculating slope?

I am quite new to the hydrology toolset in ArcGIS and thought it may be useful for extracting slope data from a raster. I was wondering if anyone had experience trying to extract slope data upslope ...
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Watershed delineation?

I'd like to delineate the catchments upstream of the sampling points. In order to do that, I have done the following: Burn the rivers into the DEM using ArcHydro>DEM Manipulation>DEM reconditioning; ...
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Add a field to output feature of a geoprocessing tool?

I am running the Watershed tool and RasterToPolygon tool in a loop for a number of points: flowdir = "flow.tif" flowacc = "flowacc.tif" pnts = [arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.Point(x=0.0, y=0.0, ID = 12))...
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How to determine which stream end point is at the basin outlet?

I am working with streams, stream end points, elevation raster and I have created basins using the watershed tool in ArcGIS. From that data, I would like to determine for each basin, which single ...
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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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What Algorithm is used by ArcGIS Watershed tool?

Does anyone know what type of algorithm is used in the ArcGIS Watershed tool (in the Spatial Analyst package)? Very little information given on Esri's website ... but I suspect it may be some kind of ...
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How to use GRASS module to delineate watershed area?

Update#1:I changed to work under qgis 1.8, I only input the DEM file and run the r.watershed module, and I got this: I have a DEM file of one specified region, and I take the following steps to get ...
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Generate subcatchment starting from a DTM [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a plug-in in Quantum GIS, which can help me to generate subcatchments starting from a DTM.