Sharing Flood Data waterRIDE
The approach taken by waterRIDE™ in flood forecasting focuses on leveraging readily available data (hydraulic modelling results, digital elevation models, property GIS datasets, critical infrastructure GIS datasets etc) to provide an indication of likely flood behaviour and, often more importantly, the consequences (or affectation) of such flooding on the community and emergency management efforts.
The highly visual nature of waterRIDE™, combined with it’s intuitive interfaces and unique capabilities, provides an ideal platform for the distribution and management of flood related information.
From technical users requiring detailed access to flood modelling parameters, to users requiring more general access to the affectation of that flooding, waterRIDE™ makes sharing flood information in a quality controlled way, easy.
The ability to combine spatial and non-spatial data provides a comprehensive means of facilitating access to flood related datasets such as:
Design flood surfaces and model results (the full time series of level, depth, velocity, VxD, Hazard etc)
Flood planning surface information (minimum floor level surface)
Flood forecast information distribution
Seamless flood surfaces across multiple catchments/types of flooding (river, storm surge, overland flow etc)
Historical flood information, including photos, movies and recorded levels
Planning and development control information (reports, GIS layers etc)
A waterRIDE™ based flood data management system can be readily setup using:
waterRIDE™ FLOOD Manager
waterRIDE™ FLOOD Viewer
waterRIDE™ FLOOD Manager would be used to setup the waterRIDE™ projects and control what information will be made available to various users, whilst waterRIDE™ FLOOD Viewer provides “read-only” access to waterRIDE™ projects across an organisation.
Details on the above products can be found in the “products” pages.