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HydroDesktop - Free and Open Source Application for Finding, Getting, Analyzing and Using Hydrologic Data from the CUAHSI-HIS SystemEntry ID: CUAHSI_HydroDesktop
Abstract: HydroDesktop is a free, open source application for finding, getting, analyzing and using hydrologic data from the CUAHSI-HIS system. It works with HydroCatalog which indexes the data to find out what data exists and where it is, then it gets the data from HydroServers where it is stored and published, communicating using WaterOneFlow web services to retrieve a local copy of the data. You can then analyze that data with any of a number of included tools, or you can export the data to use elsewhere. HydroDesktop is also extendable, meaning that plug-ins can be added to give it additional functionality. Additional extensions are being developed all the time, or if you're a little adventurous, you can create your own extensions.
Quality Although much effort has been expended in the development and testing of HydroDesktop, errors and inadequacies may still occur. Users must make the final evaluation as to the usefulness of HydroDesktop for their application.
Use Constraints HydroDesktop is provided free of charge under the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) license. Please see the following license information:
Copyright © 2010, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted ... provided that the following conditions are met:
- Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
- Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
- Neither the name of Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
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