A Hands-On Introduction to RiverTools 4.0

Oct 19 2013 14:00
Oct 19 2013 17:00
Asia/Shanghai
River Tools 4

Intended aims and scope:

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a hands-on introduction to RiverTools 4.0, which will be released this summer prior to the meeting in Nanjing. This is a major new release which includes 64-bit support for the latest versions of Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, a new graphics system, a streamlined graphical user interface and many other new capabilities.

Course programme:

Attendees of this workshop will become familiar with the key features of RiverTools 4.0 by working through a set of tutorials.

Workshop Outline

Overview of RiverTools 4.0

Tutorial 1: RiverTools Fundamentals

  • Lesson 1: Starting RiverTools
  • Lesson 2: Exploring the RiverTools Environment
  • Lesson 3: Opening a RiverTools Data Set
  • Lesson 4: Visualizing Elevation Data
  • Lesson 5: Interacting with Images
  • Lesson 6: Exiting RiverTools

Tutorial 2: Extracting a River Network

  • Lesson 1: Importing a DEM into RiverTools
  • Lesson 2: Mosaicking DEMs
  • Lesson 3: Extracting a River Network
  • Lesson 4: Viewing Information About the DEM and Files
  • Lesson 5: Extracting and Displaying Basin Boundaries
  • Lesson 6: Working with Multiple Basins
  • Lesson 7: Displaying Multi-Layer Plots

Tutorial 3. Analyzing Terrain and Watersheds

  • Lesson 1: D8, D-Infinity and the Mass Flux Method
  • Lesson 2: Terrain Derivatives and Curvature
  • Lesson 3: Area-Altitude Plots
  • Lesson 4: Longitudinal Profiles
  • Lesson 5: Attributes of Channel Reaches
  • Lesson 6: Flow Distance Grids
  • Lesson 7: Area-Distance Plots and Width Functions
  • Lesson 8: Depressions in a DEM
  • Lesson 9: Horton-Strahler Stream Statistics
  • Lesson 10: Basin Shape Analysis

Tutorial 4. Ellipsoids and Map Projections

  • Lesson 1. Changing the Ellipsoid Model
  • Lesson 2. Making Measurements with Window Tools
  • Lesson 3. Using a Map Projection
  • Lesson 4. Getting a Closer Look
  • Lesson 5. Making DEMs for Subregions

Conclusion

Technical requirements:

Workshop attendees will need to bring a laptop computer if they want to run the hands-on tutorials.  If possible, the demo version of RiverTools 4.0 should be obtained from www.rivertools.com and installed on the laptop before the workshop.  RiverTools 4.0 runs on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8), Mac (OS X 10.5 +) and Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat).  The demo version includes all of the DEM data sets necessary to run the tutorials.

 

Venue: 
Xianlin Campus, Nanjing Normal University Nanjing
China
32° 3' 36.918" N, 118° 47' 48.7572" E
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