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How water flows across continents

Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs has created graphic maps of watersheds across the world. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs has created graphic maps of watersheds across the world. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

The maps trace the route of tributaries into rivers, and rivers into the sea. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

The maps trace the route of tributaries into rivers, and rivers into the sea. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

For the hydrographic maps, he uses Strahler Stream Order Classification, which defines stream size based on hierarchy of tributaries. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

For the hydrographic maps, he uses Strahler Stream Order Classification, which defines stream size based on hierarchy of tributaries. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

Watersheds or catchment areas are grouped together with color. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

Watersheds or catchment areas are grouped together with color. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

To create the maps, Szucs used Geographic Information Systems or GIS technology. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

To create the maps, Szucs used Geographic Information Systems or GIS technology. Photo: Grasshopper Geography

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