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Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Worldwide River Map Coming to Nat Geo (and there’s data for geogeeks)

Bernhard Lehner, a professor who studies global hydrology in the Geography Department at McGill, has put together the latest worldwide river map, one with “unprecedented resolution and detail.” The map is a pull-out in the April 2010 “Fresh Water” Issue of National Geographic. The project dubbed HydroSHEDS, when it began at the World Wildlife Fund uses NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data and is from what I understand a raster database, one that’s downloadable.

- McGill Reporter

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