At it’s most basic level, the waterRIDE™ environment was designed to allow users to “get at” their datasets, irrespective of the users “technical” background.

The waterRIDE™ environment provides both users and managers of spatial datasets with an intuitive and flexible means of sharing and accessing spatial data, including linked non-spatial data.

Through it’s user constructed Table of Contents (ToC) based interface, end users no longer need to be GIS experts to use spatial data, or even know about the individual spatial layers that are used to create the view. How many times have you been confronted with an overwhelming list of layers to turn on/off when using general GIS interfaces?

By providing structured access to datasets, a “story” can be used to guide users to relevant content, with minimal spatial, or even computer skills, of the user!

Specialist data that usually requires specialist software to interpret can be presented to the end users of that information, allowing them to use the data without needing to be a subject matter expert!

From collaboration across multi-discipline projects, site data collection and review, real-time monitoring and alerting, to spatial data distribution, the waterRIDE™ platform provides a unique and simple way of using spatial data.

It allows government agencies to leverage their investment in, and to get more value from their floodplain modelling results, regardless of the model type used. For example, models currently supported include (both 1D and 2D): TUFLOW, TUFLOW FV, MIKE11/21/FLOOD/SHE, RMA2, InfoWorks RS, Isis 2D, SOBEK, DELFT 3D, FLS, time-varying ASCII grid output, HEC-RAS, XP-STORM, EXTRAN (XP-SWMM), DRAINS overland flow, ESTRY, ANUGA, ICPR and even hard copy results.

Some of the capability available in waterRIDE™ that is applicable to Spatial Data Users includes:

Simplified, intuitive interfaces – general waterRIDE™ navigation is guided through a structured Table of Contents (ToC) allowing access to pre-defined “views” – data access is quick and easy.

Designed for use by general computer users – you do not need to be a GIS or computer expert to access and use datasets.

View-based GIS Layers- GIS and general layer visibility and display styles are setup individually for each view, allowing the end user to simply click on the view they would like to see, without needing to know which layers to turn on and off.

Table of Contents – A well-structured ToC tells a story, allowing users of the project to easily access the information they need, without minimal (or no) training.

Linking to External Files – Any file that can opened using a Windows “double click” can be linked to spatial objects (eg photos, movies, spread sheets, PDF’s, documents, charts, websites, etc).

Live Data – All data is live, referenced from source files. If the source file changes, so does the data accessible through waterRIDE™

Simplified Rollout – Control access to data using simple file/user group permissions. There is negligible overhead in managing systems.

Custom Applications – the waterRIDE™ platform provides a powerful base from which custom applications can be rapidly built. Why persist with solutions that do not fit the way you do business?

Further details can be found on the product pages.

The following products are likely to be of interest to general Spatial Data Users:

  • visionMAKER
  • Custom Applications


Details on the above products can be found in the “products” pages.