GIS user interface
Access an intuitive environment for building, running and analysing models.
Flood Modeller's interface provides you with an intuitive GIS-based environment for your model build, run and analysis activities. The interface, which provides a default display mode, can be customised with multiple configurations enabling you to work the way you want to. Superior workflows and automation tools, which are being added to with each new release of the software, reduce the time and effort needed to get the results you require.
It is extremely flexible, enabling you to customise the layout of the software and to set up multiple configurations that can be recalled as and when required.
1D model results can be effectively interrogated through long-section and cross-section graphs, which can be animated to show changes in water levels throughout your model runs. Turn 1D results into 2D flood extents using built-in post-processing tools.
Explore 2D results in the core map interface, overlaid on the built-in background mapping and any other contextual layers. Extensive colour ramp options for extent, depth, water level and velocity data (including time series data) make it easy to understand your results and how they evolve over time. As well as manually exploring model time steps, the built-in animation functions enable you to view and record a complete picture of your model results.
Background mapping and online services
Bring your models to life by using your own background mapping or connect to your preferred web mapping services (WMS), such as OpenStreetMap, Ordnance Survey or Bing Maps. Flood Modeller enables you to build your 1D network within that mapping environment, providing instant context and visualisation as you develop your model. Built-in spatial productivity tools also make it easier to create the inputs to 2D models.
You can also add selected web feature service (WFS), where features can have both geometry and corresponding attribute data. Using the Online Services tool, you can access a list of predefined UK GIS datasets such as EA flood zones data to overlay onto your maps. This automated process enhances your visualisation experience.
Dockable work canvas
The interface consists of several windows, which display information about your project or provide access to tools and features. Each window can be positioned based on your specific preference to enhance the building, running and analysis of your models.
The interface provides multi-screen support allowing you to use the software more efficiently. It allows you to focus on specific features within the software, such as the background mapping or complex 1D networks.
Access a range of GIS tools and capabilities to create, read, and edit geospatial vector and raster data file formats within a single application. These tools can be used to build 2D models or post-process the results of its simulation, removing the need for expensive third-party software.
The software enables users to build components of 2D models, such as the active area, boundary condition or other topographic features. The GIS tools can help with embedding 1D hydraulic structures within a 2D model or create links with 1D river and 1D urban drainage models. They can also automatically generate the template of the appropriate attribute table for the user to edit.
These tools also make it easier to convert and extract data from the result files of a 2D simulation, as well as to manipulate raster and geospatial vector data files.
Workflows and automation
We have designed the interface to reduce the time you need to spend on importing data, building models, making local or global changes to your model, setting up and running your simulations, analysing results, and sharing results with colleague or clients.