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GIS as a Catalyst for Change in the Fire Service

October 30, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency

Faced with big reductions in public sector funding, fire and rescue services in England have to make fundamental changes to their working practices. Many are finding that the key to smarter working is to have a better understanding of the geography of risk. …

MARSH Releases a Report on Infrastructure Resilience

August 14, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate

A new report from the MARSH Infrastructure Practice highlights that the resilience of infrastructure assets needs to be enhanced and sustainability should…

Alberta Unveils New Flood-proofing Rules

July 15, 2013 - in Emergency

The province has created new flood-mapping standards in the hopes of preventing future flood events in Alberta. The new rules categorize areas in high-risk…

Reworking New York’s Flood Map Post-Hurricane Sandy

June 13, 2013 - in Emergency

On Wednesday, FEMA released new, preliminary flood insurance maps for New York City. The maps specify how likely areas are to flood, and the minimum elevation that structures must be to avoid higher insurance rates.The new maps, which replace maps that used…

Halcrow Uses @RISK from Palisade to Determine Level of Flood Resilience

May 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency, Modeling

Halcrow, a CH2M HILL company, uses risk analysis software from Palisade as a key element in its programme to mitigate the consequences of severe flooding in the UK. @RISK is used to quantify the uncertainties in Halcrow’s process that determines the risk…

Cadcorp Launches Location Intelligence Product for the Insurance Sector

February 25, 2013 - in Corporate

Specialist British GIS software developer Cadcorp, has announced the immediate availability of Web Map Layers for Insurance. The product brings together the location of both assets and hazards into a single geographic information system, and provides location…

Climate Change and Coastal Land Use: A Game Changer for the Business of City Building

February 19, 2013 - in Environment

The impact of climate change will play a greater role in shaping coastal development in the years ahead, influencing decisions on what is built and rebuilt, where and how it is built, and how it is insured and financed, according to insurance and real estate…

Fighting Development in Floodplains

January 8, 2013 - in Emergency

The most effective flood-protection measures have proven to be strict rules on reconstruction and a ban on new building enacted by the state decades ago, restrictions that apply only to a handful of the state's most flood-prone areas. Now the National Wildlife…

Determining the Economic Feasibility of Offshore Wind Farms

July 16, 2012 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

Palisade’s risk analysis software, @RISK, has been selected by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, ECN (www.ecn.nl/), to determine whether offshore wind farms are financially viable from an operation and maintenance perspective. A key issue for…

DV Solutions Updates Visual Command Center Risk Visualization and Response Software

June 29, 2012 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

IDV Solutions has updated Visual Command Center with new features to help security departments identify risks, interrogate threats, and initiate action. Visual Command Center is risk visualization and response software for protecting employees, assets, and…