# Vertical Distance to Channel Network

## Guide to calculate the Vertical Distance to Channel Network (VDCN) step-by-step, tutorial using only open-source GIS software QGIS and SAGA GIS

Today, the post is about how to generate the raster for Vertical Distance to Channel Network (VDCN) using QGIS Raster Calculator, and SAGA on QGIS or command line interface (CLI), step-by-step. Vertical Distance to Channel Network (VDCN) is the vertical distance to the interpolated Channel Network, or the river network of the location.