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NHDPlusHR: A national geospatial framework for surface-water information

August 24, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey is developing a new geospatial hydrographic framework for the United States, called the National Hydrography Dataset Plus High Resolution (NHDPlusHR), that integrates a diversity of the best-available information, robustly supports ongoing dataset improvements, enables hydrographic generalization to derive alternate representations of the network while maintaining feature identity, and supports modern scientific computing and Internet accessibility needs. This framework is based on the High Resolution National Hydrography Dataset, the Watershed Boundaries Dataset, and elevation from the 3-D Elevation Program, and will provide an authoritative, high precision, and attribute-rich geospatial framework for surface-water information for the United States. Using this common geospatial framework will provide a consistent basis for indexing water information in the United States, eliminate redundancy, and harmonize access to, and exchange of water information.

Publication Year 2016
Title NHDPlusHR: A national geospatial framework for surface-water information
DOI 10.1111/1752-1688.12429
Authors Roland J. Viger, Alan H. Rea, Jeffrey D. Simley, Karen M. Hanson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title JAWRA
Index ID 70189894
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Research Program - Central Branch