Introduction

Welcome to the documentation of Lizard.

Lizard is a data integration platform for data on the physical environment. Lizard opens up new possibilities to integrate spatially distributed timeseries and geodata, allowing you to transform data into informed decisions.

One can describe the physical environment with data. In essence you need three types of data: time series, rasters and vectors. Lizard’s databases are especially built for storing, accelerating and integrating these three types of data:

Assets: physical objects e.g. pump stations, groundwater stations, polders, measuring stations and parcels.

Timeseries: timeseries describing the physical environment, related to an Asset. E.g. water levels, growth stages, hydraulic head or temperature.

Rasters: (temporal) raster data; e.g.: digital elevation models, flood depths, model results, radar precipitation measurements, satellite imagery and landcover classification.

Where to start?

This document will help the novice as well as the experienced Lizard-user. For the novice it contains background information and key points for starting with Lizard, while for the experienced user it will serve as a reference work. The manual contains the following sections:

Information about courses, examples, demonstrations and how to contact us can be found on: www.lizard.net

Getting started

You can access Lizard without login, but some data is only visible or retrievable when logged in. You can request an account via your organisation or by emailing servicedesk@nelen-schuurmans.nl

After this, you can go either to the portal, looking like this:

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Or to the API, looking like this:

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