A digital tool for understanding and preventing flooding
SCALGO Live is a browser-based, digital tool that can analyse and visualise the risk of flooding in the event of extreme precipitation events and storm surges. SCALGO Live uses the most detailed height data available to provide an overview of how water flows over the terrain.
Complete overview of flooding from the sea, rivers and streams and along flood plains
In contrast to static mapping, SCALGO Live is built upon dynamic data. This means that the analysis is kept constantly up-to-date in line with the updating of the underlying data, and analyses and any consequent decisions are thus made on the basis of the most up-to-date information.
For planning and emergency preparedness
SCALGO Live enables the user to make the changes to the terrain themselves, after which the flooding analysis is quickly updated to include these new factors. This enables an assessment of how changes to the terrain such as houses, roads, canals, basins and dykes can affect the flow of water and risk of flooding. This makes SCALGO Live an effective planning tool in connection with climate adaptation projects and city planning.
SCALGO Live can also be used in emergency preparedness situations , where a quick and effective method is required for assessing potential initiatives in terms of flood prevention.
A tool that everyone can use
SCALGO Live has a simple user interface and is designed as a tool that can also be used by users who are not necessarily experts in flood modelling.
SCALGO Live can thus be used by a wide circle of employees in municipalities, water supply companies and state administration who work within city planning, climate adaptation, emergency preparedness and waterways . SCALGO Live can also be used by landscape architects and consulting engineers who need to involve considerations about surface water in their daily work.
Market introduction: 2015
- WHAT IS SCALOGO LIVE?
Flood analysis in full detail
SCALGO Live is a browser-based application that works by combining a powerful ‘calculation engine’ with detailed nationwide data, for example the national terrain model, which includes topographic measurements per 40 cm across all of Denmark.
Interactive analysis of data
SCALGO Live also allows the user to interact with data and dive deeper into those factors that are critical for the results of the analysis, for example direction of flow, flow paths, water catchments, terrain inclination and profiles, storage volume of topographic depressions and river cross sections. Coupled with the opportunity to study the effect of elevation changes, SCALGO Live is the ideal tool for assessing and managing the problems associated with flooding.
Better basis for making decisions
SCALGO Live is a digital tool that provides access to flooding analysis of extremely detailed terrain data. In contrast to static mapping, SCALGO Live provides users with the opportunity to study those factors which are crucial to the water flow. SCALGO Live also ensures an up-to-date basis on which to make decisions by regularly updating the analysis as soon as new data becomes available.
As a tool, SCALGO Live is simple and easy to use, including by users who are not experts in data handling and flood modelling. This means that SCALGO Live can be used by a wide circle of users, making SCALGO Live an effective tool for dialogue and decision-making processes across departments as well as municipalities and supply companies.
- WHY CHOOSE SCALGO LIVE?
- Provides an overview of the flood risk for large areas with fully detailed terrain data
SCALGO Live can, with a highly detailed representation of the terrain, simulate how rainwater and seawater flow over the terrain and in rivers, thereby helping to ensure an effective emergency preparedness plan in the event of extreme rainfall and storm surge.
- Gives the user the opportunity to interact with and update data
SCALGO Live allows the user to interact with the data and explore those factors that are crucial for the results of the analysis. The user can also make changes to the terrain themselves and immediately see what affect these changes have. This makes SCALGO Live an effective planning tool in connection with urban development and climate adaptation.
- A tool that everyone can use
SCALGO Live has a user-friendly design and can be used by a wide circle of users who may not be experts in flood modelling. The tool is targeted for use by municipalities, water supply companies and state administration, but can also be used by landscape architects and consulting engineers who need to involve considerations about surface water in their daily work. SCALGO Live is an effective tool for dialogue and working across different agencies, departments and specialist groups.
SCALGO Live gives the user to opportunity to edit and design the terrain themselves after a project proposal, and use the integrated analysis to see the general consequences of the changes. SCALGO Live can be used to visualise and present climate adaptation and urban development projects in a way that everyone can relate to, which is ideal for example in connection with local resident involvement.
- A cost-effective investment
SCALGO Live is a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to other products on the market. SCALGO Live uses cost-effective analysis methods and interactive tools that are easy to use and have broad applicability across municipalities, supply companies and state administration.
- WHO IS SCALGO LIVE FOR?
SCALGO Live is targeted to those employed by municipalities, water supply companies and state administration, those working in urban planning, climate adaptation, emergency preparedness and rivers/waterways.
SCALGO Live can also be used as a tool by landscape architects and consulting engineers, who either work directly or more peripherally with water and climate adaptation.