(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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Sir Philip Dilley at the UK Environment Agency: “We live in a data rich world. As an engineer I know the power of data in the design and implementation of new urban spaces, iconic buildings and the infrastructure on which we …

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Environment secretary Liz Truss has hailed Defra’s new Open Data Initiative as the biggest ever “data give-away” by government. But what will it mean in practice? Mark Rowe reports It’s a sunny day and canoeists across England head for the …

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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 …

Exploring ‘Rivers of Data’ Read more »