The Okanagan Water Supply and Demand Viewer is a web-based, spatial tool that provides access to the wide range of water use and availability data, modelling and analysis results generated by the Okanagan Water Supply and Demand Project.

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The system uses visualization tools (graphs and maps) to illustrate current and future conditions of water use, availability, in-stream flow needs and water licensed for different uses.

The Viewer offers cutting-edge web-enabled GIS features that allow question-based discovery of Okanagan water availability information. One example is the dynamic interactive 3D map which display 3D bars for each sub-basin overlaid on a Google Earth interface.

Without this system, Water Supply and Demand data would be “locked” inside custom desktop models that only a handful of people have the expertise to operate, and in voluminous paper reports.

Technologies used included ArcGIS Server, Google Maps API, Google Charts API, SQL Server 2008, and VB.NET.