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Water SA

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VATHANANUKIJ, H  and  MALAIKRISANACHALEE, S. Hydroinformatic system (implementation in Thailand). Water SA (Online) [online]. 2008, vol.34, n.6, pp. 725-730. ISSN 1816-7950.

The first hydroinformatic system in Thailand originated from the National Water Resource Strategy of 2007. In order to manage different hydrological data format in text file, html file, access file and spreadsheet file from different institutes, an interactive data assimilation system was introduced. Acquisitive data from 1 150 major hydrological stations were inspected, verified, reformatted and statistically analysed. This research performs processes of two successful versions of the Thailand Hydroinformatic System. Virtual mechanism can, however, increase public participation to attain and utilise both information and metadata under open source licence. At the time of publication, the effective utilisation of the international standard format (ISO19115) is implemented through the public domain system. This hydroinformatic system enlarges potentiality of national communities to truly realise the potential of their natural water resources and tangibly understand their water environment. This system is regarded as a nationally sustainable prototype system to improve water resource management capability.

Keywords : hydroinformatic system; public domain model; virtual system.

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