Understand your models and their results more effectively with the comprehensive suite of visualisation tools in Flood Modeller

Visualisation is a key part of every stage of working with your models. Flood Modeller provides an extensive suite of geospatial and graphical visualisation tools to help you build models more efficiently. It also allows you to interrogate their outputs, as well as a range of options for sharing and exporting results, including the Flood Viewer web-based visualisation platform.

Key facts

  • Build 1D networks and generate 2D model input datasets with real-world context, using model-building tools in the core map interface with built-in background mapping

  • Real-time visual feedback from single model, batch, and Flood Cloud simulations

  • Interrogate 1D model results with animated long-sections and cross-sections, and use powerful post-processing to create flood maps

  • Explore 2D model results with the extensive geospatial functionality in the core Flood Modeller map interface, including rich animated flood information

  • Share results with colleagues, clients and stakeholders using the Flood Viewer web service, or export to Google Earth or a host of industry-standard formats

Flood Modeller has been built around decades of experience of how modellers work to build and run models and work with their outputs. It includes a wide range of visualisation tools that support productivity and understanding at every stage of the modelling process – however you work and whatever the application.

Building models

Bring your models to life by using your own background mapping or connect to your preferred web mapping service, such as OpenStreetMap 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.

Running models

Receive real-time visual feedback from individual model runs, batch runs and even Flood Cloud simulations. See the current progress of all your running simulations at a glance with the Batch Runner or Flood Cloud. Switch on the detail view to see real time diagnostics information and plots such as wet cell count, convergence and inflow/outflow.

Flood Modeller provides a range of real-time outputs when running your 1D and 2D simulations.

1D-2D linked model being run with DTM.PN

Exploring results

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.

The wide array of post-processing tools include general geospatial manipulation as well as bespoke productivity tools to support your modelling workflows. Damage Calculator enables you to combine model results with receptor and depth-damage data to produce comprehensive impact calculations – which can be visualised alongside your raw results in the core map view.

Flood Viewer can be used to view outputs from models and existing flood maps, turning modelling information into user-friendly illustrations of the risk of flooding for a particular area.

Sharing results

Use Flood Viewer, an intuitive web-based delivery service, to enable non-technical users to effortlessly view and interrogate your flood risk without the need to purchase any software. It enables technical users to quickly and effectively visualise data and share project outputs directly from Flood Modeller with colleagues, clients and stakeholders for viewing through a web browser. Flood Modeller can also export data to a range of industry-standard vector, raster and time series formats, including Google Earth.