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FAQ/ Roughness Factor Data Source

What data are you using as roughness data?


The roughness coefficient is set based on the land use data. Land use data is based on national land numerical information (or GLCC) data. The conversion method is user-definable. For each land-use category, you can specify the roughness factor, building occupancy, infiltration capacity, initial loss, and roughness of the runoff model for the flood model.

Figure: Land Use and Roughness Conversion Table

Data from Heisei 28 is used for domestic land use. For details, please refer to the Technical Reference Map Data accompanying DioVISTA. However, "roads" and "railways" added in the data of Heisei 21 are assigned to "road land", and "golf courses" are assigned to "parks, green spaces, etc."

The code of land use data of national land numerical information and the correspondence of DioVISTA classification code to it are shown below. The code of the national land numerical information is different between "Showa 51, 62, Heisei 3, 9, 18" and "Heisei 21, 26, 28", but DioVISTA uses the code after Heisei 21.

DioVISTA Classification Code classification National Land Numerical Information Classification Code
1 Forests, wastelands, etc. 500, 600
2 field 100
3 Farmland and other farmland 200
4 Land under development
5 Open space
6 Industrial site
7 General low-rise residential area 700
8 Densely populated low-rise residential area
9 Medium- and high-rise residential areas
10 Commercial and commercial land
11 Road land 901, 902
12 Parks, green spaces, etc. 1600
13 Land for public utilities
14 Rivers, lakes, etc. 1100
15 Other sites 300, 400, 800, 1000, 1200, 1300
16 sea 1400, 1500

Last update: 2023-03-17