Tag: Flood Event Model

Good stuff, continued

This is a slightly edited version of a post originally published on DATA.GOV.UK In my previous post I argued that a combination of ‘chance’ and open data can lead to good stuff happening. I supplied a few examples, and also

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Big Data predicts extreme weather blackspots for UK emergency services

5 September 2015 – UK start-up company, KnowNow Information Ltd, is revolutionising how UK emergency services can plan for, and respond to, extreme weather conditions, to help save lives and millions of pounds. Using Big Data and the UK’s most

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Action is What Really Counts

Lights, Camera, ACTION Flooding & Cars Knowing that it is flooding is one thing.   What would be more relevant is being able to do something about it pro-actively before the situation gets out of control.    Flooding is going

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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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Predicting weather-related emergencies

Imagine if you could predict the next major flood, days before it actually happens, even down to the exact location where it’s going to take place. Armed with that sort of knowledge: emergency services could plan ahead, arranging for extra

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Flooding & WUDoWUD. What’s in a name?

This is a guest post, written by David Patterson of Know Now Information, about the Whether You Do or Weather You Don’t (WUDoWUD) initiative. It was originally published on the Know Now blog. Our WUDoWUD project has seen significant progress

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Networking the networks – engineering serendipity

This is a slightly edited version of an article which was originally published in the British APCO Journal, and on the BAPCO web site BlueLightCamp in 2014 Discovering and then applying the full potential of data to public safety and

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WUDOWUD and BlueLightCamp at BAPCO’s Autumn event

David Patterson presenting WUDOWUD at British APCO’s Autumn event “Whether You Do Or Weather You Don’t” (WUDOWUD) is an initiative that came about as a direct result of BlueLightCamp, which was this year held in Hampshire. WUDOWUD seeks to correlate

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