Presenter/Author Information

Qimiao Lu
Thorsten Arnold

Keywords

visualization, integrated modelling, data management, knowledge management

Start Date

1-7-2012 12:00 AM

Description

Landscape processes are dynamic in time. Models are readily available to describe these processes in time and space, and watershed managers worldwide are handling a great number and variety of models and highdimensional data. With a variety of scenarios of each model type, and with increasing temporal resolution, model outputs quickly exceed the quantity that GIS applications can handle conveniently. Tools are needed that allow analyzing diverse models and their scenarios within a single software front-end, such that modelers minimize the time spent on quality control, peer review, data reformatting, error tracking and software handling. The Spatial Data Analyzer© (SDA), developed by Baird & Associates, uses a toolbox for importing measurement data and model outputs into a format that allows rapid accessing of any amount of data, based on smart indexing and file access. The software facilitates model integration across disciplines, as it allows synchronous visualization, scenario analysis and translation of data between grids. We are looking for partners to identify needs of the integrated environmental modeling community.

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

The Spatial Data Analyzer as a model visualization and analysis tool

Landscape processes are dynamic in time. Models are readily available to describe these processes in time and space, and watershed managers worldwide are handling a great number and variety of models and highdimensional data. With a variety of scenarios of each model type, and with increasing temporal resolution, model outputs quickly exceed the quantity that GIS applications can handle conveniently. Tools are needed that allow analyzing diverse models and their scenarios within a single software front-end, such that modelers minimize the time spent on quality control, peer review, data reformatting, error tracking and software handling. The Spatial Data Analyzer© (SDA), developed by Baird & Associates, uses a toolbox for importing measurement data and model outputs into a format that allows rapid accessing of any amount of data, based on smart indexing and file access. The software facilitates model integration across disciplines, as it allows synchronous visualization, scenario analysis and translation of data between grids. We are looking for partners to identify needs of the integrated environmental modeling community.