Hydrological data and maps based on SHuttle Elevation Derivatives at multiple Scales (HydroSHEDS)
Site Owner: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Link to Data: indirect; includes HydroLAKES & HydroBASINS
Geographical Scope: global
Data Export Formats: ESRI Shapefile, ESRI GRID, ESRI Band Interleaved by Line (BIL)
Restrictions: register to download data
HydroSHEDS is a mapping product that provides hydrographic information for regional and global-scale applications in a consistent format. It offers a suite of geo-referenced data sets (vector & raster) at various scales, including river networks, watershed boundaries, drainage directions, and flow accumulations. HydroSHEDS is based on high-resolution elevation data obtained during a Space Shuttle flight for NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
Bernhard Lehner, Ass. Prof. of Global Hydrology at McCill Uni, firstname.lastname@example.org