Now this sounds a cruel but in reality shows the raw power of ‘crowdsourced’ mapping.
OpenStreetMap Updates have come online within days of the bridge collapse.
Yes there was a fatality more here
Now all we require is Flood Mapping Areas from Environment Agency (EA) overlay [available in April 2010?] on the map to show potential flooding on Ordnance Survey (OS) Maps.
Then the analysis of Met Office data [available in raw format in April 2010?]
The the OFS [Open Flood Map] can provide real-time flood alerts and help communities likely to be affected.
Required from Government sources
1 in 1000 year flood polygons (EA)
1 in 100 year flood polygons (EA)
1 in 50 year flood polygons (EA)
1 in 10 year flood polygons (EA)
1:10,000 vector/raster mapping (OS)
Raw live-feeds MetOffice (geo-xml/json please)
[available April from 2010?]
Now that’s a potentially risk-saving mashup of data.
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Note – Ireland has also had huge problems with flooding over the past week.
And more rain forecast doesn’t look good.