Saturday, 11 November 2017

Proposal of universal symbology for detailed fluvial geomorphic mapping

With co-operation with cartographer Jan MiklĂ­n, we presented a proposal of universal symbology for geomorphic mapping of wadeable streams. The symbology includes individual channel and floodplain forms as well as selected important fluvial processes (i.e., erosion or deposition within a channel), grain-size characteristics of bed sediments or human interventions (e.g., several types of bank stabilisations or grade-control structures). The symbology has been recently published by Journal of maps, when we tested this mapping approach in three different locations (semi-confined valley with the presence of dumps from mining activity, confined high-gradient channel and mountain stream altered by bed sills). Individual symbols (prepared for ESRI ArcGIS) are ready for download  as supplemental material.