[GRASS-user] Perimeter of lakes
micha at arava.co.il
Sat Dec 4 07:18:12 EST 2010
On 12/04/2010 11:37 AM, Emma wrote:
> Dear all,
> Is there a way to calculate from the DEM the total perimeter of all
> lakes (+reservoirs, etc.)? In other words, I need to calculate the
> total length of lake banks and so far could only determine the total
> lakes area, which is of no use in this case.
From a DEM directly? No, not that I know. How would you determine what
is a lake, and what is a flat land area? How did you get the area??
Furthermore, sometimes lakes have a slight slope...
Maybe have a look at r.param.scale:
r.param.scale in=dem out=terrain param=feature s_tol=0.01
(or some other very small value)
This creates terrain features: peaks, channels, saddles and flat areas.
The s_tol (slope tolerance) sets how flat an area needs to be before
it's classified as flat.
Once you have devised a method to identify the lakes, then convert those
raster areas to a vector, and the v.to.db module will give you the
It would go something like:
v.db.addcol lakes col="perim double percision"
v.to.db lakes opt=perimeter col=perim units=hectares
> Thanks a lot for your help!
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