By Ryan Brown
InfoWorks ICM is a powerful modeling tool that can be further valued by using RiskMaster and time series databases (TSDB) which are included in the Infoworks ICM Suite.
Essentially, TSDB is a software system that stores information and associates time with a certain value. In using ICM, these could be either scalar based or spatially based. Scalar data is typically point data and could include things such as inflows, tidal boundary conditions, or rain gages. While spatially based time series data, in addition to a time and value, includes a location attribute as well. In ICM, this tends to be rainfall radar data.