Centralizing national flood data in the cloud can help reduce loss of life and property

Date

November 10, 2014

Speaker

Barbara Minsker, Dan Fay, David Maidment, and Harry Evans

Affiliation

Austin Fire Dept.; Univ. of Texas at Austin; Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Microsoft Research

Overview

Researchers from the University of Texas partnered with other researchers, federal agencies, and first responders to create the National Flood Interoperability Experiment (NFIE). They used Microsoft Azure to build a new national flood data-modeling and mapping system with the potential to provide life- and cost-saving information to the public. The goals of the NFIE include standardizing data, demonstrating a scalable solution, and helping to close the gap between national flood forecasting and local emergency response.

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