Fraser River flood monitoring app

Description:Fraser river flood monitoring app. Presenter: Ben Kerr, A.Ag., Foundry Spatial Ltd. Additional Contributors: Matt Osler, P.Eng., City Of Surrey, Surrey, BC. Until recently, SCADA data has not been made available under Surrey’s Open Data Initiative to empower residents with information and data collected with tax payer funds. This case study explores new tools to visualize data and combine multiple data sources for improved intelligence and decision making at the municipal level. A mashup application is being released to combine water level data from multiple local governments, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Water Survey of Canada. The benefits of combing near real-time water level data throughout the Province assists local governments in planning for and reacting to flood threats during the Fraser River Freshet and ocean storm surges. A mobile friendly, high performance interactive and intuitive interface will be showcased to highlight the intelligence that can be mined from a comprehensive dataset that spans the length of the Fraser River. Prior to this approach, spreadsheets were used to manually stitch together datasets from a variety of sources into static charts for a variety of stakeholders to interpret. On demand interpretation and interaction with rapidly changing water level data will be explored in this presentation.

Authors: Ben Kerr

Subjects: SCADA & IT

Tags:AC15,2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show,AC15 presentations

Citation:Stream 7: Technology and Innovation

Publication Date:May 28th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 25th, 2015

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