July 20, 2018 – Visual Otthymo 5.1 Release
Visual Otthymo is always improving and we have now released the latest version of VO 5.1. The latest VO has introduced the all-new RouteWetland command that simulates the hydrologic cycle of natural wetlands by using inputs such as climate data, topography, soil type, and groundwater elevations to calculate infiltration, evapotranspiration from vegetated areas, open water evaporation, storage, and runoff. Learn More.
June 18, 2018 – Fog and Dye testing could help save taxpayer dollars.
We are excited to be taking lead on a fog and dye program to help make positive impacts, both environmentally and financially, for the Welland community. For more information on the program please check out this article: Click here
April 3, 2018 – Civica Infrastructure to release its newest version of DataCurrent at the 2018 Collection Systems conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Since 2012, Civica Infrastructure Inc. has provided industry-leading consulting services and software solutions from major municipal and urban development clients across North America.We are exited to release our newest version of DataCurrent at the 2018 Collection Systems conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. What is DataCurrent? DataCurrent is a powerful web-based GIS data management system used for collecting, analyzing and serving data related to drainage asset condition and performance. It provides a virtually-limitless data storage capacity and powerful analysis engine to produce asset performance information from remotely collected or warehoused data. Visit us at booth #413, visit our DataCurrent website and or contact us at email@example.com anytime.
June 28, 2017 – Civica Infrastructure mentioned in the York Region Perspective Magazine.
Since 2012, Civica Infrastructure Inc. has provided industry-leading consulting services for
major municipal and urban development clients across Southern Ontario.We offer cutting edge tools and experience to maximize existing infrastructure, save capital spending, and stimulating economic development, while helping to improve and protect the environment. To learn more and read the entire click here
May 17, 2017 – Civica Infrastructure appoints Geoff Masotti to Vice President
Civica Infrastructure is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Geoff Masotti to Vice
President. Geoff is an accomplished Project Manager and Engineer with over 15 years of experience in Master Planning, Municipal Servicing, Stormwater Management and Water Resources. Geoff is ultimately responsible for ensuring that clients’ needs and expectations are met for the delivery of services at Civica.
April 8-11, 2018 – Collection Systems conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia
The conference takes place on April 8th to 11th, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Come visit us at booth #413 to view our latest release of DataCurrent – Flow & Rain Gauge Monitoring software. See you there!
March 21 & 22, 2018 – TRIECA Annual Conference in Brampton, Ontario
The conference takes place on March 21 and 22, 2018 at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton, Ontario. Come visit us at booth #305 to view latest version of VISUAL Otthymo Hydrologic Modelling software. See you there!
October 2-4, 2017 – 90th WEFTEC Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois
The conference takes place from October 2-4 at the McCormmick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Come
visit our booth to discuss our latest enhancements to our web-based software application, DataCurrent. We have some new and exciting features added to our water resources data collection software. DataCurrent software is designed to help identify and address the challenges of Inflow & Infiltration (I&I), where stormwater and groundwater entering the sanitary sewer system. Come visit us at booth #7554. See you there!
May 21-24, 2017 – WEFTEC Collection Systems Conference in Omaha, Nebraska
The convention will be held at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Come visit our booth to discuss our managed services for I&I data management using our latest enhancements to our web-based software application, DataCurrent. We have some new and exciting features added to our water resources data collection software. DataCurrent software is designed to help identify and address the challenges of Inflow & Infiltration (I&I), where stormwater and groundwater entering the sanitary sewer system. Come visit us at booth #515. See you there!
August 4, 2017 – VISUAL Otthymo licensing moves from the Dongle to the Cloud
Currently, VISUAL Otthymo is licensed through a hardware dongle, either on a local machine or a server. It needs drivers and Windows service to work and is prone to connection issues. It’s also difficult to manage when multiple dongles are owned.
From version 5.0.2008, a new cloud-based licensing system is available to provide another option besides the dongle-based licensing system. With the new licensing system, all license components are hosted in the cloud. No more dongles, drivers and Window services are required. It’s much easier to setup and maintain.
How it Works?
Users will receive a cloud license file to setup the connection to the cloud. An example file is given below.
CUSTOMER Civica isv=civica server=ls30.rlmcloud.com port=5053 password=lamkhaxwn0wwww7v
This file will be unique for each customer and generated by Civica. It must be placed in the installation folder. When the license is renewed, this file stays unchanged. Please Note: Each license file will contain a specified/purchased number of licenses to share.
VO automatically checks out licenses from cloud if the Cloud License File is available. Depending on license availability, the status may be 1) available, 2) all in use or 3) expired as shown below. If there is no cloud license available, VO continues to check out license from dongle system.
When the Cloud License is AVAILABLE
When All Cloud Licenses are IN USE
When the Cloud License is EXPIRED
July 7, 2017 – RouteChannel – Second Length and Channel Cross Section Editor
With version 5.0.2006, RouteChannel was updated to:
1. Support a second length to better model low flow and high flow
2. Have a new Cross Section Editor with cross section, main channel and Manning’s n.
For nature river channels, the main channel meanders more than the valley corridor. Thus, the channel length for low flow (main channel) is longer than the one used for high flow (valley corridor). With only one length supported in RouteChannel, modellers are forced to make a choice on which length will best represent the channel based on their objectives.
To be more flexible, a second length (FPLGTH) is added. It represents the length for the valley corridor (high flow). And CHLGTH will represent the length for the main channel (low flow). By default, same length is set to both. Modellers has option to assign a short length to FPLGTH. For existing model, the FPLGTH will be set same as CHLGTH.
The second length is sent to model engine for the travel time calculation. When water depth exceeds the main channel level, FPLGTH will be used. Otherwise, CHLGTH will be used. If FPLGTH is less than CHLGTH, the travel time is shorter compared the one from a single length.
An example is shown below. With CHLGTH as 500 m, FPLGTH is set to 400 m and 500 m for two RouthChannels. The travel time is shorter for the 400 m one when water depth exceeds the main channel level. This will result in less attenuation and higher peak flow.
Cross Section Editor
In previous version, the cross section and Manning’s n is edited in separated windows (shown below). It’s difficult to get the full picture of the cross section in one window.
With version 5.0.2006, a single Cross Section Editor is added as shown below. The Cross Section Coordinates table and Manning’s n Values table is on the left and the cross section graph is on the right. For the graph,
•The blue points are the cross-section coordinates;
•The red points represent left overbank and right overbank.
•The Manning’s n values are labeled on the top of the cross section with purple.
These components are updated automatically when the cross-section data is changed.
This window will appear by clicking the edit button for parameter NSEG and DIST/ELEV (shown below).
The Cross Section Editor is similar with the one in HEC-RAS as shown below.