Tag: Environment Agency

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

We love to make the most of the English summer – however long it lasts. When warm weather and school holidays combine, the beach is one of the best places to enjoy the sunshine. In England the seaside is cleaner

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Making the most of data: making data more open

A while back, I published an article on the use of open data sets, covering some of the things that were already being done and what may be possible in the near- to mid-term.  After this was published, David Patterson

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Updating our Bathing Water Data services for the new season

Hello – I’m Tom Guilbert and I work in the Data, Mapping, Modelling and Information team at the Environment Agency. I’ve been working over the last few months on updating and improving our bathing water quality open data services and

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Open Defra will have eight themes

Post: 11 July 2015 Open Defra, a recently announced UK initiative to release 8,000 datasets as open data within a year, will focus on the following eight themes: Animal Health and Welfare Countryside and Natural Capital Floods and Coastal Erosion

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A view on how Environment Agency’s Data Advisory Group is helping to shape the future of open data

Today we have a guest post from Savania Chinamaringa, who is a Defra rep at the Environment Agency Data Advisory Group (EADAG)… I have been involved with the EADAG as a Defra rep from its inception. I attend EADAG meetings to listen and learn but

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#OpenDefra

We’ve posted here on the Defra digital blog some of the stories about our data, data activities and data releases. Today our Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss set out her vision for the role of open data in the future

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Environment Agency makes LiDAR data open

The Environment Agency is placing two sets of LiDAR data – an aerial map created by laser scans – into the open data realm as part of a move to encourage more third parties into flood risk modelling. It plans

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Free mapping data will elevate flood risk knowledge

For the past 17 years we have been capturing LIDAR (Light Detection & Ranging) data in England. LIDAR uses a laser to scan and map the landscape from above and is widely considered to be the best method for collecting

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Exploring ‘Rivers of Data’

This week saw the beta release of the Environment Agency’s flood data APIs and 4 new open data products from Ordnance Survey including the detailed OS Open Map – Local and the new OS Open Rivers network data. Alex Coley’s

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How suitable is Environment Agency’s flood data for identifying individual properties at risk?

Post: 18 January 2015 A week ago I wrote about Environment Agency’s Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea (RoFRS) dataset, which has recently been released as open data. Since then Shoothill have launched a new website based on the

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