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: [...]

9 03, 2017 Making Property (Exposure) Location Profile Reports for Australian Addresses on the Cloud

March 9th, 2017|Asset Management, Australia, Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Real Estate|

9 March 2017 BigData Earth is pleased to release, a new web portal where consumers and professionals can quickly request property (exposure) location profile reports for Australian addresses and sites. Location, location, location - For industries such as real estate, asset management and insurance underwriting, the location information is among the [...]

5 12, 2016

BigData Earth Develops New Location Profile Report for Worldwide Agricultural Land

December 5th, 2016|Agriculture, Asia, Asset Management, Climate Change, Earth Observation, Flood, Image Analysis, Location Intelligence, Property Information|

5 December 2016 Modern Earth observation technologies (spaceborne, airborne and terrestrial) are increasingly deployed to capture environmental attributes about agricultural land and assets. Big data collected by various sensors and the information extracted are critical for the growing AgTech and precision agriculture industry. Many baseline terrain and environmental attributes for agricultural land should be systematically [...]

17 11, 2016

Mapping the Early November 2016 Bushfire Burnt Areas in Sydney-Newcastle Region, with Sentinel-2 Satellite Imagery

November 17th, 2016|Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Major Events, Sentinel-2|

The 2016-2017 bushfire season in New South Wales started early. In early November (the last month of spring in Australia), three large bushfires broke out near populated areas and drew much attention: The fire near Cranebrook and Llandilo, Western Sydney The fire near Cessnock, Hunter Valley The fire near Karuah, ~35 km north of [...]

3 11, 2016

BigData Earth Develops New-generation Property Location Information for Addresses in the U.S. and Australia

November 3rd, 2016|Asset Management, Australia, Climate Change, Earth Observation, Elevation, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Real Estate, Risk, USA|

3 November 2016 For industries such as asset management, real estate and insurance underwriting, the location information of assets (e.g. buildings, infrastructure facilities, and agricultural land) is among the most important. Through deep research and development, BigData Earth creates new-generation property location metrics and insights by integrating various thematic layers (including terrain, land cover, climate change, natural [...]