Generalizing rivers and lakes
Here you can find some information on the process for generalizing water features as shown in my current demonstration map. Since the process is quite complicated i split this into several sections.
- Part 1 - Introduction
- Part 2 - Openstreetmap data processing
- Part 3 - River network analysis
- Part 4 - Further generalization steps
- Part 5 - Where things go wrong
Generalized waterbody data is currently not available since the method is still highly experimental. The new version of the coastline_gen tool however includes the functions necessary to generalize the water areas with proper separation and connections to the coastlines.