Map Editor

Download Map Editor with the WAsP Bundle

Digital Maps: obtaining them & editing them

WAsP uses digital terrain maps for flow modeling.

The Map Editor is a separate utility program, included in the WAsP package, which is used to provide topographical inputs to WAsP:
terrain height and land cover.


With the Map Editor you may obtain digital topographical maps from web databases or external suppliers – or you may create digital maps yourself by digitizing height and land-cover information from map images, e.g. scanned images of standard (paper) topographical maps. A number of map formats may be used in connection with WAsP and the WAsP Map Editor – many of them formats of maps available from external suppliers.

Using the Map Editor, digital maps from external sources may be analyzed and checked, e.g. against a map image – and supplemented and edited, should changes be needed. Such changes include addition of land cover information, conversion to standard WAsP map format and change of coordinate system.

For details, see the Map Formats and Suppliers page.