[Freegis-list] Flood sensor data visualization for flood-response-headquaters
wharms at bfs.de
Fri Sep 10 09:17:34 CEST 2010
Zornig Jürgen (BD3) schrieb:
> Hi folks!
> I´m looking for a "piece of software" to visualize some flood/water level sensor data on a simple map and project it to a big screen in our central flood-response-headquaters.
> This data renderer should manage the following things/features:
> - display simple vector and raster layers which come from formats like Shape, GML, KML, GeoTIFF, and so on. (BTW: PostGIS and so on isn´t needed because we are not able to offer a distaster proof geodatabase environment)
> - fetch some sensor data from another (disaster proof because it´s the sensor network) ODBC Database Connection
> - perhaps some simple navigation tools for zooming in and out and panning around
> - refresh the map display automagically every, let´s say, 10 seconds
> I thought of a local install of UMN Mapserver and a simple but self refreshing Webclient which connects to the UMN on localhost, but perhaps you have much better ideas?
> I´ll be grateful for every small idea, thanks a lot in advance.
So far i know there is no "out-of-the-box" solution. We have experimented with there webservices and the results are mixed for our
case. NTL there is projekt going on working to display out data as time series (not water related :) but i know the german
bundesamt für gewässerkunde had a project for sensor web. may be you find the links below useful:
Nice results (without webservices) can be made with the GMT packet that also has a large and active support community.
It produces non interactive pictures with very hight quality.
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