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22 02, 2019

The February 2019 Tropical Cyclone Oma, Australia

February 22nd, 2019|Apps, Asset Management, Australia, Earth Observation, Emergency, Exposure, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Risk, Tropical Cyclone|

22 February 2019 It's good news that tropical cyclone Oma has weakened and remains offshore. Here we quickly perform some related analyses using the web APIs and web Apps developed and released recently, and share results with the public (see Twitter posts below). 1. Overview of Current Exposure Why are we so [...]

11 02, 2019

Some Exposure Analyses in Relation to the Flooding in West & North-West Queensland

February 11th, 2019|Apps, Asset Management, Australia, Earth Observation, Emergency, Exposure, Flood, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Image Analysis, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Property Information, Risk|

11 February 2019 We have been active in reporting and sharing information about the major flooding in Queensland (link to Twitter posts and mass media mentions, e.g. CNN and The Guardian). This brief blog is specific to the flooding in West and North-West Queensland. First, the big picture. We use NASA’s Terra/MODIS imagery (2019-01-02 vs. [...]

28 01, 2019

Releasing a New Web Mapping, Analysis and Reporting App on Exposure Management

January 28th, 2019|APIs, Apps, Asia, Asset Management, Australia, Bushfire, Emergency, Exposure, Flood, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Property Information, Risk, USA|

28 January 2019 Over the past few years we have been building cloud-based big data and analytics platforms and foundational Location Profile APIs for property location and hazard risk information. These advances have enabled us to speed up the pace of new product development. Now we are pleased to release a new web [...]

12 12, 2018

Reducing Uncertainties in Catastrophe Loss Modelling: New Advances

December 12th, 2018|APIs, Asia, Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Exposure, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Hurricane, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Risk, Tropical Cyclone, USA|

12 December 2018 This is our 2018 end-of-year review article. Catastrophe loss modelling, as a special type of environmental modelling, has been around for three decades. It captures all essential components of the classic risk equation, i.e. Risk = f (Hazard, Exposure, Vulnerability), and quantifies the likely economic or insured losses [...]

22 10, 2018

Advancing Tropical Cyclone Risk Analytics with Location Profile APIs

October 22nd, 2018|APIs, Asia, Australia, Emergency, Exposure, Hurricane, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Risk, Tropical Cyclone, Typhoon, USA|

22 October 2018 This project is focused on the analysis of historical tropical cyclones (also known as hurricanes or typhoons) and related wind records, including track positions, wind speed and central pressure. We have developed an automated process of carrying out such analyses on the cloud and enabled by web APIs. A [...]

2 10, 2018

Advancing Bushfire Risk Analytics with Location Profile APIs: Showcases

October 2nd, 2018|APIs, Australia, Bushfire, Elevation, Emergency, Exposure, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Risk, USA|

2 October 2018 Bushfire (wildfire or forest fire) risk assessment has been a very common topic in research and practice. Many risk analysis projects, such as identifying likely causes of fire occurrences, mapping fire-prone areas and assessing Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) for buildings, are in place to assist the whole process of bushfire [...]

25 09, 2018

Advancing Flood Risk Analytics with Location Profile APIs: Showcases

September 25th, 2018|APIs, Asia, Australia, Elevation, Emergency, Exposure, Flood, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Risk, USA|

25 September 2018 For flood risk assessment, one may develop flood hazard maps directly or just use existing maps which are often associated with modelled hazard return periods. The quality of each flood map is up to a range of factors, such as the quality of elevation and rainfall inputs, modelling methods, [...]

21 09, 2018

The September 2018 Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Some Rapid Risk Analyses

September 21st, 2018|APIs, Asia, Earth Observation, Exposure, Flood, Hurricane, Image Analysis, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Tropical Cyclone, Typhoon|

21 September 2018 Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in Guangdong Province, China around 5 PM Sunday (16 September 2018) as a Category 2 hurricane (in Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale). This blog summarises a number of rapid analyses we performed and some of our existing information products that can be used to help assess the [...]

21 09, 2018

Assessing the Impact of the September 2018 Hurricane Florence

September 21st, 2018|APIs, Earth Observation, Exposure, Flood, Hurricane, Image Analysis, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Tropical Cyclone, Typhoon, USA|

21 September 2018 Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 AM on Friday (14 September 2018) as a Category 1 hurricane. This blog summarises some of our existing information products and new analytics that can be used to help assess the impact of this major event. 1. Location [...]

31 08, 2018

Location Profile APIs Out of Beta

August 31st, 2018|APIs, Asia, Asset Management, Exposure, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Real Estate, Risk|

31 August 2018 We are pleased to release property/exposure Location Profile APIs (Version 2.0), out of beta! (Link to an initial release and introduction is here.) More than ten APIs are currently available for property location and hazard risk intelligence. Main applications: Property location information, emergency planning and response, insurance underwriting and claims, news [...]