A topological system for codification of river basins in Turkey

Ulucan, İbrahim
Recently, owing to incredible development in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and software fields, besides effectively using the network and topology instruments, great advances have been made in the field of hydrologic coding through robust interaction among multidisciplinary sciences. If all hydrological properties can be combined in a network that has its own sui generis situation and topological properties, meaningful and holistic analyses can be formed more easily. Additionally, GIS topology is an essential phenomenon for performing different types of network analysis, therefore the topological network model manages spatial relationships by illustrating shapes as the graph of topological instruments (node, edge, etc.) via computer geometry. In this study, the Pfafstetter method, which stands out with its topological feature and the most common hydrological codification systems all over the world, was coded. It was written in Object-Oriented Program (OOP) language and formatted as a binary tree data structure. The proposed code was applied to three different river basins namely Çakıt Basin and Yeşilırmak Basin which are located in Turkey, and Thames River Basin which is located in the UK. It is observed that successful results were obtained.


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Citation Formats
İ. Ulucan, “A topological system for codification of river basins in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.