and welcome to the September edition of ďKeep Things FlowingĒ, the
monthly newsletter presented by Storm Water Consulting.
In this monthís
newsletter we review the function that was held by SPEL, we
introduce a new software program that you might find useful and we
preview some changes that are coming to Storm.
month Steve Hughes and Cody Grohn attended the SPEL Research and
Development Industry Breakfast Seminar. The seminar was held at
Rydges Southbank in Brisbane and was a great opportunity to network
with colleagues and associates. Iíve attached some photos of the
presentations were based on the water quality treatment devices
from SPEL. We learnt about the data collection process, the various
treatment devices that are currently being tested and recent
month we learnt about a new mapping software that may be of use to
many of our newsletter readers. The program is called QGIS, which
is a free and open source geographic information system. The
program is capable of mapping, editing, visualising, managing,
analysing data and so much more. Iíve shown a screen shot of a
basin DEM layout in the program.
Due to the
advancement in hydraulic modelling software packages, a lot of our
models are setup, edited and the results viewed in geospatial programs
such as QGIS.
uses Plugins from third party developers to perform routine tasks.
With a worldwide user base, new Plugins (features) are constantly
being added to the program. Iíve found that this program can do
most of the tasks that the conventional geospatial programs can do.
The program can be downloaded from the QGIS website, found at http://www.qgis.org/en/site/
On The Horizon
weíve been overhauling our website in an effort to make it more
interactive and user friendly. We are in the process of
incorporating several new features that will allow you the user to
search for stormwater information and communicate with us without
even having to pick up the phone.
If you have
any suggestions or tools that you would like built into the website
please donít be afraid to let us know. Simply respond to this
email. Watch this space for more information on the release date
and new features!
We hope you
enjoyed this edition of Keep Things Flowing. Feedback on articles
presented is always welcomed and for further information on any of
the articles presented please donít hesitate to contact our office.
Keep Things Flowing!
The Storm Team