TAG: floods

Esri’s disaster recovery tools at work in Louisiana, California

August 23, 2016By
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Esri technology has been in full force in Louisiana during both the search-and-rescue phase and cleanup and disaster recovery efforts following massive flooding in Baton Rouge. Esri’s ArcGis Online is providing a way to collect, monitor and report field activities to be sure all departments are on the same page using real time imagery, data and apps. In an emergency situation, location is a... read more

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Predictive analytics: A helping hand for first responders

May 5, 2016By
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From bioterrorism to natural disaster emergency management, predictive analytics used with geospatial tools and Big Data is proving to be a powerful new intelligence tool that may help counter global threats. read more

CoreLogic Expands Natural Catastrophe Risk Management Solution

September 14, 2015By

CoreLogic, a residential property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released an expanded version of its natural catastrophe risk management solution, which features a new comprehensive probabilistic flood model that analyzes the potential damage and financial impact at the property-level from flood events in the continental United States. This probabilistic flood model is unique to the industry because its... read more

Esri Offers U.S. Flooding Map Following Texas Floods

May 26, 2015By
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More than 11 inches of rain fell in areas of Texas and other nearby states on May 25-26, inundating homes and highways and bringing the southeast Texas city of Houston to a standstill. Esri’s U.S. Flooding Public Information Map provides continuously updated information from the National Weather Service showing: Observed flooding locations Current and forecasted precipitation Flood warning areas Specific information provided includes... read more

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DHI Uses Airbus Satellite Images to Map Denmark Flooding

January 22, 2015By
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Water management company DHI used satellites to map Jan. 11-13 floods in Denmark. On the weekend of Jan. 9-11, two storms passed over Denmark. During and after the storm flood warnings were issued in different areas of the country. To monitor and map the spatial extent of the flooding DHI GRAS asked Airbus Defence and Space to acquire TerraSAR-X satellite images... read more

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CoreLogic Identifies U.S. States at Risk of Property Loss from Natural Hazards

September 10, 2014By
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CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, has released an analysis ranking Florida as the U.S. state with the highest level of comprehensive risk exposure to multiple natural hazards, with Michigan identified as the state with the lowest risk. The analysis was derived from the new CoreLogic Hazard Risk Score (HRS), an analytics tool launched today that gathers... read more

Enhanced Sea-level Prediction System to Improve Coastal Flooding Plans

June 5, 2014By
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As the Gulf Coast begins another hurricane season, researchers with the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be improving the data collection system to allow for more accurate planning and predictions for flooding and sea-level rise. CBI has been awarded $1.35 million to enhance the National Spatial Reference System that helps model... read more