A generic database and spatial interface for the application of hydrological and water resource models

Hughes, D.A. and Forsyth, D.A (2006) A generic database and spatial interface for the application of hydrological and water resource models. Computers & Geosciences, 32 (9). pp. 1389-1402. ISSN 0098-3004



Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2005.12.013


The paper discusses a software package that has been designed to enhance the efficiency of applying a range of hydrological and water resource simulation models. The SPATSIM (SPatial and Time Series Information Modeling) system has been developed in Delphi using MapObjects and incorporates a spatial data interface for access to the different types of information commonly associated with water resource analyses. All of the information is stored within database tables (Paradox by default) with generic structures. The structure and components of the system are briefly described and some example applications provided. The discussion identifies some of the criticisms that have been leveled at the software, the approach of the developers to user support and some possible future developments. The conclusions suggest that the development can be considered successful in that it has substantially improved the efficiency of the Institute for Water Research to undertake one of its core functions of hydrological model development and application.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydrological models; Modeling platforms; GIS; Databases; Delphi
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > Institute for Water Research (IWR)
ID Code:485
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:20 Nov 2006
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