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

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

Monitoring Major Events with Global Earth Observation and Geospatial Big Data Analytics: 10+ New Examples

August 31st, 2018|Asia, Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Emergency, Image Analysis, Major Events, News Media, Risk, Sentinel-2, USA, Wildfire|

31 August 2018 This blog summarises some of our latest activities of monitoring, modelling and mapping major hazardous events with Earth observation and geospatial big data analytics, the two methods that are increasingly important and indispensable for a wide range of environmental studies. We routinely apply our own advanced image analysis (with Spectral Discovery [...]

8 06, 2018

Introducing Location Profile APIs for Property Location and Hazard Risk Intelligence

June 8th, 2018|APIs, Asia, Asset Management, Australia, Exposure, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Real Estate, Risk, USA|

8 June 2018 The public release of BigData Earth's Location Profile APIs is a milestone in our vision of achieving API-first, cloud-based big data analytics and innovative solutions. [Update 31 August 2018: APIs Version 2.0 out of beta] The set of APIs released now reflects our substantial R&D in the following major applications [...]

8 12, 2017

A Survey and Clarification of DEM Vertical Accuracy

December 8th, 2017|Earth Observation, Elevation, Flood, Location Intelligence, Risk, USA|

8 December 2017 For flood hazard modelling and risk analysis, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is indispensable. Probably the most important metric about DEM quality is its vertical accuracy. Unfortunately, it is often confusing in literature and among various data offerings, and there are serious implications for applications, e.g. whether flood hazard rating can be confidently quantified [...]

21 11, 2017

Introducing Three New Tools for Investigating Flood-prone Areas in the U.S. and Australia

November 21st, 2017|Australia, Elevation, Flood, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Risk, USA|

21 November 2017 Flood mapping for large areas (e.g. from catchments to a national level) is relatively new and challenging; associating mapped flood-prone areas with an annual chance of occurrence (in probabilities, say 1%) of a flood event involves many kinds of uncertainties and is even harder. Flood maps that suggest various hazard levels over [...]