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Elevation-derived hydrography acquisition specifications

July 1, 2020

Hydrographic features derived from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 3D Elevation Program data, and collected for use by the USGS, must meet the specifications described in this document. The specifications described herein pertain to the final product delivered to the USGS, not to methods used to derive the hydrographic features. The specifications describe the collection area, spatial reference system, attribute table structure, feature codes and values, delineation of hydrographic features, topology, positional assessment, metadata, and delivery formats. A companion document, Elevation-Derived Hydrography—Representation, Extraction, Attribution, and Delineation Rules, defines the fields, domains, and minimum feature collection requirements for hydrography features derived from elevation data. Hydrographic features collected to this specification will be suitable for using as breaklines to hydroflatten digital elevation models, processing for preconflation of features to the National Hydrography Dataset, and using for hydroenforcement of digital elevation models.

Publication Year 2020
Title Elevation-derived hydrography acquisition specifications
DOI 10.3133/tm11B11
Authors Silvia Terziotti, Christy-Ann Archuleta
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques and Methods
Series Number 11-B11
Index ID tm11B11
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization NGTOC Rolla