To create a separate point layer that are the source nodes of the network select Create source layer and click OK.

Create sources nodes

RivEX will generate a new point layer. It will take on the name of the river network with "_sources" as a suffix. The layer is stored as a Shapefile in the Output sub-folder in the RivEX_Workspace folder.

If you open attribute table of the new source layer you will see 3 fields.

Source attribute table

Field name



The unique ID given to the source node. This will be the same as the node ID


The X coordinate of the source node


The Y coordinate of the source node