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The Delft-FEWS configuration guide provides the advanced user of Delft-FEWS with the information required to set-up and maintain a configuration of Delft-FEWS. The objective of the guide is to be used both as a reference manual during the development and maintenance of an implementation of Delft-FEWS, as well as to provide some of the background philosophy on how to go about setting up a forecasting system. It is expected that the reader of this guide has a basic understanding of Delft-FEWS and its structure. If not, the "tips & tricks page for new configurators" might be useful to visit first.

 To understand how to configure Delft-FEWS, a good understanding of the structure of the configuration is required, see the following table:

01 Structure of a Delft-FEWS ConfigurationIntroduction to different parts of the Delft-FEWS configuration.

Elements of the configuration, naming conventions, XML Schemas and schema validation.

02 Data Handling in Delft-FEWSConcepts used for handling data in Delft-FEWS.

Types of Time Series, Time Series Sets, Manual data edits

03 System ConfigurationConfiguration of system components.E.g. Display settings, FewsExplorer, Logging, Permissions, Color schemes
04 Regional ConfigurationVarious regional configuration components which relate to a specific regional FEWS systems (e.g. monitoring locations).E.g. Locations, LocationSets, ModuleInstances, WorkflowDescriptors, Branches, Parameters, Grids, Filters, TimeSteps, Qualifiers, Polygons, Topologies, Thresholds, Historical Events.
05 Configuring the available Delft-FEWS modulesModule ConfigurationConfiguration of available Modules, e.g. 'module instances'E.g. interpolation of data or how to configure an external model such as ISIS (using the General Adapter Module) including how these can be configured to achieve the required functionality.
06 Configuring WorkflowsWorkflow ConfigurationConcepts for linking configured modules into logical tasks through configuration of workflows.
07 Display ConfigurationConfiguration of user displays.
08 Mapping Id's flags and unitsMapping information from external data sources.
09 Module datasets and Module ParametersHandling of static module data.
10 Setting up an operational systemElements for configuring Delft-FEWS as an operational system.
11 Setting up a forecasting systemA brief introduction is on how to set-up a forecasting system.Approaches for more advanced setup possibilities.
12 Configuration management ToolA brief guide in the use of the configuration management module to support configuration.
13 Additional ModulesAdditional functionality available in additional modules available through Delft-FEWS.
15 Connect external modules with a model adapterLink third party models.
17 Launcher ConfigurationOptional configurable launch application for accessing Operator Client / ConfigManager / Admin Interface.
18 FEWS data exchange interfacesWebservices for data exchange, Fews Jdbc Server
19 Parallel running of ensemble loops and activities on one forecasting shell instanceAdvanced options for running workflows in parallel.
20 Delft-FEWS as Command Line Runnable : Data Conversion Module - DCMGeneric application for filebased exchange / transformation / conversion of timeseries.
21 Time Dependent LocationsSupport for time dependent locations within Water Information System (WIS).

Colour names, GeoDatum,  Time Zones, Units, Data quality flags, Synchronisation Levels

Downloadable version (9-12-2011)



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