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The FloodMan system prototype

The FloodMan system prototype, including harmonization of flood products, automatic storage from different production systems, distributed production storage and web visualizing:

Norut IT has developed the FloodMan system prototype, which makes it possible for the users to utilize flood products (e.g. EO satellite algorithms, hydrological and hydraulic models and in-situ measurements). The project partners operate the system during the project lifetime, and it will be used during the demonstration of the project results. But the system (or at least parts of the system) will also be useful for the partners after the completion of the project.

At the end of the project, end users (like SYKE) can use the FloodMan system to generate products used in hydrological models, while research institutes (like Norut IT) can use the system in their daily research activities. Norut IT intends to exploit the FloodMan system (or at least parts of it) in future applications and for commercial applications.

The main components developed are: Harmonization of flood products: The project has defined some common attributes for all data sets. In order for the user to save a flood product in the Production storage, the common attributes do always need to be filled in.

Automatic storage from different production systems: It offers support for automatic storage of processed flood products into the Production storage. A simple web-based insertion tool will also be developed for use by partners that do not have automatic production or is not able to use the automatic storage tool.

Distributed Production storage including databases and catalogue service: The Catalog and Storage Service is based on GIN (Geographic Information Network) software developed at Norut IT. The GIN software is the result of R&D work at Norut IT during the last couple of years. It has now reached a sufficient level of maturity and stability to be useful for other research projects like FloodMan. At the same time experience gained in Floodman will influence further evolution of GIN. In addition a GIN-based Web Map Service (WMS) will be developed.

Web visualizing: The results will be made available as flood products for visualising in a web-based viewer. Using the web viewer the user can browse/search for flood products, and then view the resulting products as simple images (e.g. shape files) or view the attribute values of the product. The hydrological models and in-situ measurements are also saved and viewed in the same way as the other geographical results in the FloodMan system. A simple WMS client will be developed, that make selected flood products available to public users as simple images (shape files) integrated in a map.

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