Think Before You Code (... & Other UX Considerations)
In 2014, NOAA Coastal Services Center, ASFPM, USACE, ERG, and the City of Toledo partnered together to conduct an assessment of the implication of future climate models on chronic urban flooding in Toledo, and the effectiveness of green infrastructure in mitigating the financial losses imposed by flood events. The Flood Hazard Visualizer utilizes an array of open source libraries to transform the results of this assessment into an interactive tool that supports the needs of both novice and expert users.
This presentation will walk through both the basic and advanced functionality provided by the Toledo Flood Hazard Visualizer. The presentation will cover the open source libraries that enabled the visualizer’s various features and describe how these features were especially tailored for their intended user group.