New Toolbox will aid in remotely sensing river bathymetry
USGS Scientist and SurfBoard member, Carl Legleiter has release a new toolset for processing multi-spectral imagery of shallow rivers. The Optical River Bathymetry Toolkit, ORByT, is an publicly available application to facilitate mapping water depth in river channels from passive optical image data. ORByT provides an integrated workflow for image processing, depth retrieval, and export of results.
Carl has done an excellent job of building a nice code base over on the USGS Gitlab, and you can download the Toolkit, documentation, and training here:
There is even a DOI Talent self-lead course (this is available to DOI employees only) on the usage of the Toolkit:
Legleiter, C.J., 2020, ORByT - Optical River Bathymetry Toolkit (ver. 1.1, June, 2020): U.S. Geological software release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9GXRJ3K.