Tag: Flooding

How the Ghana Floods animation was created

(This article was first published on R – Data Science Africa, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Ghana has always been getting flooded, but it seems that only floods in Accra are getting attention. I wrote about it here, and the

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Hackathon to devise digital solutions to improve flood response

TechNorth is calling on local government, academia and individuals to attend a free event next month that will prototype innovations based on open data, technology and local experiences to improve the experiences of those affected by floods.

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Extracting #MetOffice #OpenData in #Clojure

Living in York for the majority of my life you kind of get used to flooding, it happens frequently. With the number of floods increasing and their chances of it being a real nasty one also increasing, it might be

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Open Government Case Study: Marlborough District Council Floodwatch

(A printable PDF version link is at the end of this page) Purpose of agency The mission of the Marlborough District Council (MDC), a NZ unitary authority, includes managing risks to public safety associated with natural events such as riverine

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Managing water better, sustainably – where data meets policy

In this blog we have been discussing the latest Geovation Challenge: ‘How can we better manage water in Britain, sustainably?’ Today it is the turn of one of our partners, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to

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Nominet’s IoT Tools: breaking down the silos

Today sees the Oxford Flood Network map going public. We’ve been working on this community-based project for over a year now and thought it was a good time to explain the technology that is behind it. Nominet’s IoT Tools When

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Geovation Water Challenge: Funding innovation that improves our relationship with water

Today, we are excited to launch Ordnance Survey’s ninth Geovation Challenge; this time focussed on our relationship with water and finding solutions to the Challenge question ‘How can we better manage water in Britain, sustainably?’ As previously, this Geovation Challenge

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UK insurers (and Flood Re) must be open about their use of flood risk data

Post: 13 November 2015 Last week the Association of British Insurers (ABI) called on property search websites to include flood risk information in the material they present about properties for sale. Suitable open data for England is available from the

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If Government Data Could Fix Traffic Chaos and Protect Our Homes from Flooding, We’d Use It… Right? Wrong!

By Yves Vanderbeken September 25, 2015 Slowly but steadily since 2008, governments around the world have come to accept that Open Data (defined as government data that is deliberately shared in a machine-readable format for free reuse by others) is

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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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