HydroBASINS

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Last Updated September 4, 2017, 20:16 (Europe/Berlin)
Created September 4, 2017, 20:15 (Europe/Berlin)
E-mail domisch@igb-berlin.de
Language Eng
Abstract HydroBASINS is a series of polygon layers that depict watershed boundaries and sub-basin delineations at a global scale. The goal of this product is to provide a seamless global coverage of consistently sized and hierarchically nested sub-basins at different scales (from tens to millions of square kilometers), supported by a coding scheme that allows for analysis of watershed topology such as up- and downstream connectivity
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Spatial representation type vector
License Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0)
Classification Inland waters
INSPIRE theme
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Responsible party http://www.hydrosheds.org/page/hydrobasins
Responsible party role Publisher
Related publications Lehner, B., Grill G. (2013): Global river hydrography and network routing: baseline data and new approaches to study the world’s large river systems. Hydrological Processes, 27(15): 2171–2186. Data is available at www.hydrosheds.org.
Limitations on public use http://www.hydrosheds.org/license
Projections WGS 84 -- EPSG-4326
Spatial extent - North 50.24
Spatial extent - South 42.08
Spatial extent - East 29.76
Spatial extent - West 8.15

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Political boundaries: GAUL 2015, © FAO Statistics Division.