Getting Started

Learn about what you can do with SCALGO Live by watching short videos that introduce you to core features and concepts.


The user interface

An introduction to the SCALGO Live user interface showing how the user interface is organised, how to setup the dock with content from the library, and how to visualise and navigate this content by zooming and searching for adresses.

Read more: the dock, the library, the toolbar


The Flash Flood Map

An introduction to the Flash Flood Map explaining how flooded areas are identified, how they can be visualised together with flow paths and watersheds, and how to interact with the map. The video also explains the Depression Map.

Read more: Flash Flood Map, Depression Map.


Depression map

An introduction to the depression map, which outlines low lying areas in terrain where runoff might accumulate. See how to control the map by depression volumes and areas, and how to get more information and understanding about specific depressions.

Read more: Depression map, The toolbar


Depression-free Flow

An introduction to Depression-free Flow explaining the flow paths and watersheds, how to interact with them, how they compare to the Flash Flood Map, and how they can be used for large scale strategic planning and watershed management.

Read more: Depression-free Flow, Flash Flood Map.


Sea-Level Rise

An introduction to the Sea-Level Rise analysis explaining how flooded areas are identified, how to interact with the analysis using different tools, and how critical points can be used to identity low points on e.g. dikes where water will first intrude.

Read more: Sea-Level Rise.


The watershed tool

See how the watershed tool is used to immediately extract the watershed extent for any point as well as the area, land use and soil type characteristics of the watershed. This is shown for both Depression-free Flow and the Flash Flood Map.

Read more: watershed tool, Depression-free Flow, Flash Flood Map.


The profile tool

See how the profile tool can be used to quickly extract elevation profiles along a line to inspect the topography of an area by e.g. measuring gradients and inspecting cross sections of rivers or roads.

Read more: the profile tool.


Creating workspaces (workspace 1)

An introduction to how workspaces can be used to develop mitigation strategies explaining how to create a workspace, perform the first terrain edits, and update the workspace analysis to reflect the effect of terrain edits.

Read more: creating workspaces, terrain edits.


Editing terrains (workspaces 2)

More in-depth explanation on how to use the full power of terrain editing tools to shape the workspace terrain as you desire. See for example how you specify terrain edit cross sections and edit terrain gradients.

Read more: terrain edits.


Infiltration and land use

Learn how to set runoff coefficients and initial loss for different land use types, and how to edit the land use map using the edit tool. Also see how to import data to bulk load land use edits, and how to completely replace the standard land use map with your own data.

Read more: Flash flood map, Editing land use


Importing data

See how to import terrain data and terrain edits into workspaces, and how vector data can be imported into the dock in order to visualise it on top of other data and analysis layers.

Read more: importing terrain data, importing terrain edits.


Exporting data

See how to export analysis and data in different resolution, formats and projections. Also see how to quickly export maps (as pdf or jpeg) that can be directly included in reports and documentation.

Read more: export and coordinate systems


Creating a modelspace

A step-by-step guide on how to upload hydrodynamic model results, adjust settings and create a Modelspace, which you can then share with colleagues and other SCALGO Live-users.

Read more: Modelspaces


Using a modelspace

Learn how a Modelspace with hydrodynamic model results can be used to better understand flood scenarios. See movement of water in time-steps, adjust how output results are visualized, and combine with standard SCALGO Live tools, analyses and export functions.

Read more: Modelspaces