25 10, 2017

Visualising Potential Bushfire Risk for Addresses in Australia: A New Cloud-based Approach

October 25th, 2017|Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Location Intelligence, News Media, Property Information, Risk|

25 October 2017 It's well known that hundreds of thousands of Australian properties (e.g. residential, commercial and industrial) at the urban-bushland interface are very prone to damaging bushfires. Increasing population, urban encroachment into bushland and a dangerous warming climate all suggest that bushfire risk is on the increase. Bushfire risk assessment has been [...]

16 10, 2017

Some Imagery Sources for the Northern California Wildfires in October 2017

October 16th, 2017|Earth Observation, Location Intelligence, Major Events, News Media, USA, Wildfire|

16 October 2017 The catastrophic wildfires in Northern California started a week ago have claimed at least 40 lives and destroyed nearly 6,000 buildings (news report). The fires continuously burning over the past week and the extensive damage have been observed by low-, medium- and high-resolution satellite imagery. Here we summarise and analyse a few useful imagery sources. [...]

28 08, 2017

News Release: BigData Earth Offers Cloud-based Rapid LOCATION Analytics For The News Media Worldwide

August 28th, 2017|Asia, Australia, Earth Observation, Location Intelligence, Major Events, News Media, Risk, USA|

28 August 2017 Location information is critical for news reporting, especially in the event of emergencies, natural disasters, industrial pollution, etc. Relevant location information and insights can not only make the news story more detailed and interesting, but also help readers understand each event and its context more quickly. BigData Earth has [...]

10 08, 2017

New Study: Rapid Exposure Accumulation in Australia’s Coastal Region from 2006 to 2016

August 10th, 2017|Australia, Census, Exposure, Location Intelligence, Property Information|

10 August 2017 In the previous post, we presented the increase of Australian population and residential dwellings from 2006 to 2016, and how they vary across States and Territories. In this post, we report how much and how fast exposure has changed in coastal regions during the same period. (Australia is sometimes seen as the world’s largest [...]

10 08, 2017

Exposure Changes in Australia: Time Series Profiles of Population and Residential Dwellings from Censuses 2006, 2011 and 2016

August 10th, 2017|Australia, Census, Exposure, Location Intelligence, Property Information|

10 August 2017 The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has recently released the first batch of 2016 Census data, and its DataPacks can be obtained here. The new time series profiles on community characteristics provide a unique perspective on how Australian exposure has been changing over the past decade. In this post, we report population [...]

26 06, 2017

Developing Exposure LOCATION Profile for International News Reporting: Take the 2017-06-24 Landslide in SW China as an Example

June 26th, 2017|Asia, Earth Observation, Landslide, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Risk|

26 June 2017 Location information and insights are becoming ubiquitous and more important than ever. Tangible and easy-to-read location information, mainly through maps and various visualisation techniques, enhances our understanding of many dynamic phenomena. For the current news reporting on major hazardous events taking place around the world, there is a need to include more detailed and coherent [...]

3 04, 2017

Visualising Low-lying Areas in Response to Major Flooding: Case Studies in Rockhampton and Bundaberg, Queensland

April 3rd, 2017|Australia, Earth Observation, Elevation, Flood, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Risk|

3 April 2017 Last Friday we developed two animations that show estimated flood extents of the major floods in Lismore and Murwillumbah, northern NSW. Today we extend that work and apply the same technique to effectively map and visualise many low-lying, flood-prone areas in Queensland. We choose the following two areas for demonstration: Rockhampton [...]

31 03, 2017

Rapidly Estimating the Flood Extent of Major Floods in Lismore and Murwillumbah on 31 March 2017: Animated Maps Included

March 31st, 2017|Australia, Earth Observation, Elevation, Flood, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Risk|

31 March 2017 The south-east QLD and northern NSW are often afflicted with widespread flooding caused by the torrential rain typically associated with ex-cyclones, and this time with the remnants of severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie which made landfall on the QLD coast between Bowen and Mackay on 28 March 2017.  Based on the Australian [...]

27 03, 2017

Tropical Cyclone Debbie: Three Exposure Location Profile Reports for Sites in Townsville, Bowen and Mackay, Queensland

March 27th, 2017|Australia, Earth Observation, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Property Information|

27 March 2017 It is forecast that Tropical Cyclone Debbie will cause severe damage to the coastal region spanning from Townsville in the north to Mackay in the south. It will make landfall near Bowen. Figure 1: Latest track forecast for TC Debbie (Source: BoM) We use a newly-developed national platform [...]

27 03, 2017

Developing Exposure Location Profile Report for Emergency and Insurance Applications: A National Platform

March 27th, 2017|Australia, Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Real Estate|

27 March 2017 BigData Earth has been developing cloud-based solutions for delivering property (exposure) location profile reports, and one of these is for emergency and insurance applications (e.g. emergency planning and response, and insurance underwriting). For locations, addresses or sites in Australia, a national platform and web portal has been developed: [...]