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RC Production-Grade, Network-Scale Tools

Welcome to the documentation for the Riverscape Consortium's own production-grade family of network-scale riverscape models. These are riverscapes-compliant tools, which have been refactored to be capable of running in the cloud over regional, state-wide and/or nation-wide extents, while still resolving predictions of what is happening in individual reaches (i.e. 100 m to 500 m length scales) of riverscape.

Unlike some of our operational-grade and professional-grade GIS tools, which "users" run the models themselves in desktop GIS, these tools are run centrally in the cloud and their outputs are consumed by users through the Riverscapes Viewer in the web browser or through desktop GIS. Users can access tool outputs, which our packaged as riverscapes projects in our Riverscapes Data Exchange.

Riverscapes Context
The Riverscapes Context tool automatically aggregates a variety of nationally available spatial datasets into a riverscapes project for a given watershed (e.g. HUC8). These data can then be used for contextual purposes, mapping, or as input data in other tools.

The Waterfall

The tools listed above can be chained together to create a "waterfall" that produces a riverscapes project. The Riverscapes Context tool is the first tool in the waterfall, and it is used to create a series of riverscapes projects focused on different aspects of riverscape health.

All models depend on an initial Riverscapes Context project that collects together the prerequisite national datasets for a given watershed. The dependencies of the other tools are shown in the waterfall diagram below. The Riverscapes Metric Engine collatates metrics from the other tools to create a comprehensive assessment of riverscape health based on Discreet and Integrated Geographic Objects (DGO and IGO respectively).



The Riverscapes Consortium is committed to supporting users and consumers of these tool outputs. We encourage questions regarding tools and their use through our online support forum here. A free GitHub account is required to post to the discussion board but you can browse without an account.

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