Real-time Flood Mapping by Shoothill in UK.

Great service has been launched in England and Wales by Shoothill – a software developers specialized in Microsoft services (e.g Bing Map+Silverlight for that new service). FloodAlerts is a free to use web mapping service using data provided by the Environment Agency. It is the first service (as far I’m know) that graphically represents the flood risk with every 15 minutes updates.

Of course one could have objections how the hell would governmental agency have such a high resolution data for whole two countries… Nonetheless the result is pretty amazing. And even more amazing (and award winning – The  Guardian Innovation Nation Awards) is their Facebook app where users can register any location they want to monitor and if a relevant alert is issued, they then receive a notification on their Facebook wall and to their email address. Simple and simply great idea. I love it.

Check it out:

source: Shoothill

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