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Show with the flow: elevation maps reveal world rivers

30.03.2020
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For World Water Day, Esri UK used data to uncover watercourses in stunning detailThese maps of rivers around the world were created by Esri UK, a mapping and spatial analytics company, from detailed elevation data collected using remote sensing techniques. The information was taken from Esri's Living Atlas, one of the world's largest collections of geographic information.By eliminating any vegetation or infrastructure, the maps show each river's geomorphology as it would appear on bare ground. Elevation data can be valuable in highlighting river features and landforms that cannot be seen from normal satellite images, such as slight changes in elevation, run-off, levees, sediment deposits and how the land has changed over time. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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