Flood emergency maps shared

Nova Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Thursday, 08 April, 2021

Flood emergency maps shared

During the recent floods, maps indicating flooded areas of NSW were developed in a 24-hour international effort to help the state’s regional and rural electricity network restore power as quickly as possible, while keeping crews safe.

Using geospatial data from satellites, digital solutions business two10degrees was able to create and integrate up-to-date maps of flooded areas for Essential Energy, so the company could better support crews on the ground.

Paul Weiss, two10degrees Director of Business Development and Alliances, explained, “When Essential Energy asked us for a solution, we were able to quickly turn around and integrate flood map overlays with existing IVMS, so all users of the system could have visual access to current flooded areas and plan their crews’ response safely.

“This type of information is something we have provided during bushfire events; however, flood data is rarely shared publicly given the rapidly changing environment. Given the urgency, a two10degrees team in the UK worked overnight Australia time to integrate it into Essential Energy’s system within 24 hours of the request.”

The flood map overlays will also be used by Disaster Relief Australia to help with flood support and clean-up efforts.

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