Flood Visualization is an early-stage prototype that simulates the dangers and hazards caused by floods on the natural and built environment. It’s a desktop application that uses real-world data to visualise rainfall in a virtual environment the maps to the real world.
The prototype currently depicts a small area of land located in Curtin, ACT, Australia. It uses terrain topography data to generate a virtual terrain with the same altitude as the real thing, and overlays simulated water that is created from rainfall data captured in the same area.
Within Flood Visualization, the water can be changed to show hazards – high-flow or deep areas that would cause damage to the surrounding environment.