Case Studies

Real-Time Snow Making Control System

The project objective focused on developing a software application that integrated a real time spatial database for monitoring and controlling snow making systems at Falls Creek Ski resort, Victoria, Australia.

The project leveraged the Company’s enterprise Relational Database (RDBMS) platform to collate and store snow making and weather data, and interfaced it with real-time data analytics and thematic display developed using the popular GIS package MapInfo.

The application environment delivers an intuitive real-time interface to allow snow making staff to optimise the use of power and water dependent on weather conditions.

Snow making in Australia’s Alpine Resorts presents yearly challenges in maintaining an attractive snow base for a short and climatically unpredictable ski season. In order to prolong operational cycle, Australian Resorts utilise significant resources in snow making and grooming activities.

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