Google Summer of Code Ideas 2014
uDig and JGrasstools
Development of a simple module based on the JGrasstools libraries to be used in uDig's Spatial Toolbox. The module will estimate the maximum fluvial corridor that can be eroded during extreme flood events.
This will be the starting point for the evaluation of the solid transportation during flooding events, in particular related to wood and sediments.
The next steps then will be the evaluation of the availability of solids and wood for each section and the propagation downstream the network.
For more information about the scientific background see for example:
- RIGON, E., COMITI, F. & LENZI, M. A. 2012. Large wood storage in streams of the Eastern Italian Alps and the relevance of hillslope processes. Water Resources Research, 48.
- MAZZORANA, B., HÜBL, J., ZISCHG, A. & LARGIADER, A. 2011. Modelling woody material transport and deposition in alpine rivers. Natural Hazards, 56, 425-449.
- BOCCHIOLA, D., RULLI, M. C. & ROSSO, R. 2006. Transport of large woody debris in the presence of obstacles. Geomorphology, 76, 166-178.
Zoo-project and JGrasstools
The JGrasstools project works mainly from the Spatial Toolbox of uDig. Its modularity and highly annotated nature makes it possible to adapt quite easily to other toolboxes. One example has been the adaptation to the Geotools Process API. The JGrasstools project would benefit a lot from the possibility to be used within a WPS environment. The proposal is to integrate the JGrasstools libraries to be able to work inside the Zoo-project to serve its modules under the WPS standard.