findNLDI: R Client for the Network Linked Data Index

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

View source: R/findNLDI.R

Description

Provides a formal client to the USGS Network Linked Data Index.

Usage

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findNLDI(
  comid = NULL,
  nwis = NULL,
  wqp = NULL,
  huc12 = NULL,
  location = NULL,
  origin = NULL,
  nav = NULL,
  find = c("flowlines"),
  distance_km = 100,
  no_sf = FALSE
)

Arguments

comid

numeric or character. An NHDPlusV2 COMID

nwis

numeric or character. A USGS NWIS surface water siteID

wqp

numeric or character. A water quality point ID

huc12

numeric or character. A WBD HUC12 unit ID

location

numeric vector. Coordinate pair in WGS84 SRS ordered lng/lat (X,Y)

origin

named list. Specifying a feature type and ID (e.g. list("comid" = 101))

nav

character vector. where to navigate from the starting point. Options include along the upper mainsteam (UM), upstream tributary (UT), downstream mainstem (DM) and downstream divergences (DD). You may select one or more of the abbreviations ("UM", "UT", DM", "DD").

find

character vector. Define what resources to find along the navigation path(s) (see get_nldi_sources()$source). Can also include 'basin' or 'flowline', which will return the upstream basin of the starting feature or flowlines along the navigation respectively. The default is "flowlines". If you provide any other resource, AND want flowlines, then flowlines must be explicitly requested.

distance_km

numeric. Define how far to look along the navigation path in kilometers (default = 100)

no_sf

if available, should 'sf' be used for parsing, defaults to 'TRUE' if 'sf' is locally installed

Details

The function is useful for topology and location based feature discovery. A user must specify an origin feature, optional navigation direction(s) along the network, as well as features to identify along the navigated paths. Valid starting options can be given by one of the following arguments: comid, nwis, huc12, wqp, location, and start.

Value

a list of data.frames if sf is not installed, a list of sf objects if it is

Examples

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# Find Features / Define origin features

## Find feature by COMID
 findNLDI(comid = 101)
 
## Find feature by NWIS ID
  findNLDI(nwis = '11120000')

## Find feature by WQP ID 
 findNLDI(wqp = 'USGS-04024315')

## Find feature by LOCATION
 findNLDI(location = c(-115,40))

## GENERAL ORIGIN: COMID
 findNLDI(origin = list("comid" = 101))

## GENERAL ORIGIN: WaDE
 findNLDI(origin = list("wade" = 'CA_45206'))

# Navigation (flowlines will be returned if find is unspecified)
# UPPER MAINSTEM of USGS-11120000
 findNLDI(nwis = '11120000', nav = "UM")

# MULTI-REQUEST
# UPPER MAINSTEM and TRIBUTARY of USGS-11120000
 findNLDI(nwis = '11120000', nav = c("UT", "UM"))

# Discover Features(flowlines will not be returned unless included in find)

## Find feature(s) on the upper tributary of USGS-11120000
 findNLDI(nwis = '11120000', nav = "UT", find = c("nwis", "wqp"))

## Find upstream basin boundary and  of USGS-11120000
 findNLDI(nwis = '11120000',  find = "basin")

# Control Distance
## Limit search to 50 km
 findNLDI(comid = 101, nav = "DM", find = c("nwis", "wqp", "flowlines"), distance_km = 50)

dataRetrieval documentation built on Sept. 14, 2021, 5:16 p.m.