Generalization of the Sitnica river drainage system with potential pollution of tributaries

Generalizacija rečne mreže reke Sitnice sa potencijalnim zagađenjem pritoka

  • Aleksandar Valjarević University of Kosovska Mitrovica – Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Dragan Radovanović University of Kosovska Mitrovica – Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Danica Srećković-Batoćanin University of Belgrade – Faculty of Mining and Geology
  • Radomir Ivanović University of Kosovska Mitrovica – Faculty of Natural Sciences
Keywords: line river generalization; pollution; tributaries; drainage system


 Maps are miniature graphic representation of distinct area and as not being completely real require generalization. Cartographic generalization represents a specific investigation method in cartography. Generalization includes the processes of selection, simplification, and symbolization of details according to the purpose and the map scale. The river generalization requires the phase classification, selection, magnification and simplification to being used. Linear symbols are given on the map by their corresponding/characteristic length and remained unchanged even after the generalization. Particular cartographic criterions need to be applied during generalization. In the given case of the Sitnica river drainage system were applied the computer supported generalization based on the software Global Mapper 16.1 and the Open source software QGIS 2.6.1. The Sitnica drainage system is generalized in three levels. The first included digitalization of all linear objects related to the river Sitnica and its tributaries. Second level resulted in vector generalized data that indicate on polluted tributaries, whereas the final, third stage led to construction of multilayered vector map of the Sitnica catchments area with polluted tributaries.


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How to Cite
Valjarević, A., Radovanović, D., Srećković-Batoćanin, D., & Ivanović, R. (2015). Generalization of the Sitnica river drainage system with potential pollution of tributaries. Podzemni Radovi, (26), 43-54.