Re: "ladders" in watershed delineation
Jarek Jasiewicz <jarekj <at> amu.edu.pl>
2009-08-02 10:02:03 GMT
Micha Silver pisze:
> How can I avoid the problem of strings of single cells when creating
> basins with r.watershed? I think this is referred to as "ladders".
> Here's  an image showing what I mean.
> In my example, the purple colored catchment has two "tails" of width 1
> cell. One tail separates between the light green and the pale blue
> catchments. The other (northern) tail splits the dark green catchment
> into two.
> After running r.to.vect to get the catchment vectors, I'm left with
> the two "strings" or "ladders" of tiny vector areas. The southern
> string can be removed with v.clean tool=rmarea with no ill effects.
> However when I remove those small areas in the northern "ladder" I'm
> left with the stream running *along the drainage divide* or even
> zigzagging across the divide, neither of which is correct.
> Can this problem be avoided? I've tried with a couple of different dem
> sources, and at different resolutions and threshold values, but these
> ladder phenomena always seem to appear.
> This example was done with the ASTER DEM data, using a threshold of
> 11000 and resolution like the original data (1 arcsec ~= 30 m.)