Download Shapefile data for the whole world : river, basin, sub basin and lake

Download Shapefile data for the whole world : River, basin, sub basin and lake

In This tutorial I will show you how to download Shapefile data for the whole world : River, basin, sub basin and lake from HydroSHEDS (Hydrological data and maps based on SHuttle Elevation Derivatives) website.

HydroSHEDS
Hydrological data and maps based on SHuttle Elevation Derivatives at multiple Scales provides hydrographic information in a consistent and comprehensive format for regional and global-scale applications.

HydroSHEDS offers a suite of geo-referenced data sets in raster and vector format, including stream networks, watershed boundaries, drainage directions, and ancillary data layers such as flow accumulations, distances, and river topology information.

From HydroSHEDS you can download Shapefile and Geodatabases data for any area of the world :
HydroBASINS : watersheds and sub-watersheds / basins and sub basins,
HydroRIVERS : rivers / hydrographic networks.
HydroLAKES : lakes.

HydroSHEDS : website link

HydroBASINS
Download global basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for Africa. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for Arctic. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for Asia. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for Australia. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for Europe. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for Greenland. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for North America. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for South America. Download basins and sub basins / watershed and sub-watersheds for Siberia.

HydroRIVERS
The data can be downloaded in 2 different formats; Geodatabase or Shapefile and either as a global or regional coverage.
Download global rivers / hydrographic networks data. Download rivers / hydrographic networks data for Africa. Download rivers / hydrographic networks data for Arctic. Download rivers / hydrographic networks data for Asia. Download rivers / hydrographic networks data for Australia. Download rivers / hydrographic networks data for Europe. Download rivers / hydrographic networks data for Greenland. Download rivers / hydrographic networks data America. Download rivers / hydrographic networks for South America. Download rivers / hydrographic networks for Siberia.

HydroLAKES
The data can be downloaded in 4 different formats :
1) Lake polygons (including all attributes) : ESRI Geodatabase. 2) Lake pour points (including all attributes) : ESRI Geodatabase. 3) Lake polygons (including all attributes) : Shapefile. 4) Lake pour points (including all attributes) : Shapefile.

Citation
The scientific citation for the HydroSHEDS database is :
Lehner, B., Verdin, K., Jarvis, A. (2008): New global hydrography derived from spaceborne elevation data. Eos, Transactions, AGU, 89(10): 93-94.

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