Geographical Information System Approach to Delineate the Watershed’s Morphometric Parameters for Sustainable Hydrological Modeling of Barind Region, Bangladesh

Md. Ashikur Rahman ◽  
M. H. Sazzad ◽  
R. S. Rupom

Water is an important resource of the earth’s surface and it is integral for all on this planet. The availability or the scarcity of water depends on the watershed characterizes that consider the basic, linear, and shape parameters of any waterbody. The objective of the study was to delineate 14 morphometric parameters in the Barind region (Dinajpur district, Bangladesh) for sustainable hydrological modeling. An ASTER-DEM of 30-meter resolution data, geographical information system (GIS), and Remote sensing technique were used for extracting drainage components of interest region. The whole study region was covered by the flow of the Purnovoba river, Jamuna river, Atrai river (part-1 and part-2). Research results found that the Purnovoba river had a high bifurcation ratio (0.9982) that defined hydrologically more disturbed than the other three watershed areas and it had a high stream frequency (0.8332) that denoted rocky having low infiltration capacity. Jamuna river had a low drainage density (0.7322) that defined more vegetation having higher permeability. Besides, the Jamuna river had the lowest no. of stream order that was insignificant in the steady runoff process and less prone to cause a flash flood. The research predicted that the availability of groundwater might decrease to Jamuna river in the future as it had the lowest basin area (217.42 sqr. km ) and perimeter (114.90 km) and the basin surface slope would become gentle to Atrai river part-1 for the lowest length of overland flow (0.6072). Purnovoba river experienced the lowest form factor  (0.2351) which indicated the most possibility for erosion. The elongated ratio of all basins was greater than 0.5 which considered all the shapes were more elongated. These findings will help for further modeling of an integrated watershed for sustainable hydrological models in the Barind region.

2020 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
pp. 71-86
Madhusudhan Reddy ◽  
Rajashekara Reddy Konda ◽  
Gonavaram Kalyan Kumar ◽  
Asadi S.S.

After the bifurcation of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh (AP) state in 2014, the Amaravati and adjoining localities has been proposed as a new capital region to the state of AP, India. As per the seismic zonation map of India, the proposed region falls in zone III. However, the prediction of damage level due to earthquakes is highly impossible, as it is influenced by many regional factors. In order to estimate the damage level from the future earthquakes in the present study, the various compositions involved in the regional fields of geological, geomorphological and soil characteristics are evaluated for the selected study region. In addition to this, to understand the seismicity of this region the earthquake catalogue and seismotectonic map have been prepared by collecting the data within 300km radial distance from Velgapudi (16° 52'N, 80° 51'E) as a center. The results of different fields represented in the form of thematic maps for this geographical information system (GIS) software has been used.

2018 ◽  
Vol 150 ◽  
pp. 05045
Yusri bin Arshad ◽  
Muhammad Syahir bin Mohd Sani ◽  
Sharifah Norhafiza binti Syed Ibrahim

Geographical Information System (GIS) is one of the recent innovation to ease users in locating places. GIS is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. It can also be used by customers in locating business premises. Research related to application of GIS in locating SME business premises especially in Malacca as a tourist state is still very limited. This study used a survey method to produce more generalizable findings. Quantitative procedures for data collection and analysis were rigorously applied to ensure reliability and validity of the findings. A total of 160 usable responses was collected from 400 distributed questionnaires. This study found all variables significant and therefore, all hypotheses were accepted. In the future, researchers may extend this study to other areas to understand more about current usage patterns and reasons for its adoption. Studies which cover non-Malaysian respondents and different education levels can further document different perspectives of GIS adoption.

2017 ◽  
Vol 32 (2) ◽  
pp. 184
Sergio Campos ◽  
Gabriel Rondina Pupo da Silveira ◽  
Yara Manfrin Garcia ◽  
Mariana De Campos ◽  
Marcelo Campos

Esse trabalho objetivou a utilização de técnicas de geoprocessamento na discriminação de classes de uso e ocupação do solo em áreas de APP, permitindo a constatação de futuras intervenções antrópicas que auxiliarão em fiscalizações ambientais. A microbacia com 183,19ha, situa-se entre as coordenadas geográficas 22o 44’ 41” a 22o  45’ 41” de latitude S e 48o 24’ 13” a 48o 25’ 01” de longitude WGr.  A base cartográfica utilizadas foi a carta topográfica de Botucatu para o georreferenciamento da imagem de satélite de 2008. O SIG-IDRISI Selva foi utilizado na classificação supervisionada e a determinação dos mapas temáticos. O uso da terra mostrou que a pastagem ocupa a maior parte da área (85,61%), mostrando com isso a predominância da pecuária regional. A imagem de satélite e a utilização do SIG mostraram-se importantes ferramentas, fornecendo resultados confiáveis num pequeno intervalo de tempo. Os dados obtidos auxiliarão nos futuros planejamentos de recuperação da microbacia, possibilitando verificar que a área não vem sendo ambientalmente preservada, pois a mesma apresenta somente 14,38% de vegetação e água, sendo que o mínimo exigido pela legislação do Código Florestal Brasileiro vigente é de 20%.PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Legislação ambiental, sistema de informação geográfica, preservação ambiental. GEOPROCESSING TECHNIQUES IN THE CHARACTERIZATION OF APPS IN MICROBABY, IN THE FUNCTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATIONABSTRACT: This work aimed at the use of geoprocessing techniques in the discrimination of classes of land use and occupation in areas of PPA, allowing the confirmation of future anthropogenic interventions that will aid in environmental inspections. The microbasin with 183.19 ha lies between the geographic coordinates 22o 44' 41"at 22o 45' 41" latitude S and 48o 24' 13"at 48o 25' 01" WGr longitude. The cartographic base used was the Botucatu topographic chart for the georeferencing of the satellite image of 2008. The SIG-IDRISI Selva was used in the supervised classification and the determination of thematic maps. Land use showed that pasture occupies most of the area (85.61%), thus showing the predominance of regional livestock. Satellite imagery and the use of GIS have proved to be important tools, providing reliable results in a short time. The data obtained will aid in the future recovery planning of the microbasin, making it possible to verify that the area is not environmentally preserved, since it presents only 14.38% of vegetation and water, and the minimum required by the Brazilian Forestry Code is of 20%.KEYWORDS: Environmental legislation, geographical information system, environmental preservation. 

2011 ◽  
Vol 7 ◽  
pp. 11-30
Martin Hrubý

The paper deals with a design of a new raster sub-system intended for modern GIS systems open for client and server operation, database connection and strong application interface (API). Motivation for such a design comes from the current state of API working in GRASS 6. If found attractive, the here presented design and its implementation (referred as RG7) may be integrated to the future new generation of the GRASS Geographical Information System version 7-8. The paper describes in details the concept of raster tiling, computer storage of rasters and basic raster access procedures. Finally, the paper gives a simple benchmarking experiment of random read access to raster files imported from the Spearfish dataset. The experiment compares the early implementation of RG7 with the current implementation of rasters in GRASS 6. As the result, the experiment shows the RG7 to be significantly faster than GRASS in random read access to large raster files.

2015 ◽  
Vol 72 (7) ◽  
pp. 1168-1175 ◽  
Manoj Kumar ◽  
Rohitashw Kumar ◽  
P. K. Singh ◽  
Manjeet Singh ◽  
K. K. Yadav ◽  

The geographical information system (GIS) has emerged as an efficient tool in delineation of drainage patterns of watershed planning and management. The morphometric parameters of basins can address linear, areal and relief aspects. The study deals with the integrated watershed management of Baliya micro-watersheds, located in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan, India. Morphometric analysis in hydrological investigation is an important aspect and it is inevitable in the development and management of drainage basins. The determination of linear, areal and relief parameters indicate fairly good significance. The low value of the bifurcation ratio of 4.19 revealed that the drainage pattern has not been distorted by structural disturbance. The high value of the elongation ratio (0.68) compared to the circulatory ratio (0.27) indicates an elongated shape of the watershed. The high value of drainage density (5.39 km/km2) and stream frequency (12.32) shows that the region has impermeable subsoil material under poor vegetative cover with a low relief factor. The morphometric parameters of relief ratio (0.041) and relative relief (0.99%) show that the watershed can be treated using GIS techniques to determine the morphometric presence of dendritic drainage pattern, with a view to selecting the soil and water conservation measures and water harvesting.

2018 ◽  
Vol 229 ◽  
pp. 03012 ◽  
Nurhamidah Nurhamidah ◽  
Bujang Rusman ◽  
Bambang Istijono

A high intensity of rainfall experiences flooding in some areas. Flooding can be caused by several aspects, such as inadequate urban drainage, reduce the porous surface due to rapid development and the topography of the area itself. Flood has always been a scourge for the inhabitants of Padang city. Especially when there are a heavy-rain and long duration, certainly flood will hit some places in Padang city. Therefore, many things that must be considered by the local government in overcoming the problem of this flood, including improvements of the drainage system, reforestation and create the polders. In this research, it is described the area of the prone area in Padang city with spatial analysis tools which are approached in the Geographical Information System. Based on the topography of the Padang city, inundated areas and flood direction will be presented in case of the heavy rain occurs. From the analysis, there are several points of vulnerable inundation in Padang city that are generally located in densely populated areas and main roads in Padang city which can be considered for the future planning.

2020 ◽  
Vol 5 (2) ◽  
pp. 307-310
Frederic Kaplan ◽  
Isabella Di Lenardo

The 4D Mirror World is considered to be the next planetary-scale information platform. This commentary gives an overview of the history of the converging trends that have progressively shaped this concept. It retraces how large-scale photographic surveys served to build the first 3D models of buildings, cities, and territories, how these models got shaped into physical and virtual globes, and how eventually the temporal dimension was introduced as an additional way for navigating not only through space but also through time. The underlying assumption of the early large-scale photographic campaign was that image archives had deeper depths of latent knowledge still to be mined. The technology that currently permits the advent of the 4D World through new articulations of dense photographic material combining aerial imagery, historic photo archives, huge video libraries, and crowd-sourced photo documentation precisely exploits this latent potential. Through the automatic recognition of “homologous points,” the photographic material gets connected in time and space, enabling the geometrical computation of hypothetical reconstructions accounting for a perpetually evolving reality. The 4D world emerges as a series of sparse spatiotemporal zones that are progressively connected, forming a denser fabric of representations. On this 4D skeleton, information of cadastral maps, BIM data, or any other specific layers of a geographical information system can be easily articulated. Most of our future planning activities will use it as a way not only to have smooth access to the past but also to plan collectively shared scenarios for the future.

1996 ◽  
Vol 61 ◽  
L. Nachtergale ◽  
A. De Schrijver ◽  
P. Troch ◽  
N. Lust

As an  area of 750 hectares is going to be constructed as a controlled inundation  zone of the river ScheIdt, a preliminary study of the environmental changes  and the possible shifts in forest types was done by the Laboratory of  Forestry and the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, both of the  University of Ghent. Based on a digital elevation model and the relation  between water height in the river and the amount of water entering the area  for a given height of the dikes, for each place in the inundation zone the  frequency of inundation was determined.     These frequencies, in combination with the data layers soil texture, soil  drainage, substrate, current land use and historical vegetation data allowed  to determine the potentially natural vegetation according to Van Der Werf  (1991) and to do a prediction of the forest communities most likely to occur  now and for the inundation scenario. Because the very common use of poplar  cultivars, also the future possibilities of these trees were considered. As a  synthesis, a number of management suggestions could be worked out.

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