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inp.PINS is an application developed to automatically link Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Storm Water Management Model (SWMM).
SWMM is a public domain software, developed by the US-EPA, widely used for planning, analysis and design of drainage systems. As it is based on physical models, GIS with all the complex functions and modules available is extremely useful to characterize the SWMM base input model, and it is also a powerful tool to store, access, manipulate and visualize the SWMM inputs and results.
inp.PINS has been applied for floodplain mapping (delineation of flood hazard maps) and reveals to be an efficient way to link GIS with SWMM. The interoperability achieved is very effective for the analysis required, since the process leads to an excellent characterization of the catchment and all model inputs, and a better analysis of the modelling results, taking advantage of both GIS and SWMM capabilities at the same time.
inp.PINS is based on MapWinGIS.ocx and is now driven by the community needs the open source community is able to improve the capabilities, and also to make it even more flexible and this communication intends to present and discuss future developments on this project.