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Common Information Platform for Natural Hazards

The graphical user interface of GIN

GUI_leer The GIN user interface is clearly structured. Data are selected in the Navigator on the left. The desired period of time is selected using a time bar. Most of the user interface is taken up with a data window. The data window displays maps, tables, diagrams or text information as requested by the user.

GUI_data Data from measurement stations can be displayed in combination with raster graphics. The measurement stations are symbolised dependent on their measurements. In this example, the wind direction is indicated using arrows. The size of the arrows is representative of the wind speed.

GUI_bubble This example shows snow and new snow data. The darker the dots the more snow is measured. The size of the circles indicates how much new snow there is. This information can be retrieved in GIN by simply clicking on a station. Mouseover is also supported.

GUI_diagram_pop For a fast overview, GIN can also display diagrams and tables constructed from several data sources as a popup.

GUI_diagram GIN offers a variety of diagram functions. For example, measurements from different data sources can be combined interactively in one diagram. It's also possible to combine several parameters.

GUI_Earthquakes The latest earthquakes can be displayed on the map. The number of circles is in relation to the magnitude.

GUI_Prediction In addition to measurement data, GIN can also present forecast data. The corresponding diagrams can be customised. In this picture, there are two manually added thresholds.

GUI_Cockpit Warnings from the federal specialist agencies can be displayed in the Cockpit section. The colourisation of an area indicates the highest danger level for the moment. On mouse over or by clicking the area, all the warning processes will be shown with details. Further there are automatic and user defined thresholds to separate the danger levels.