Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Local Coronavirus Support

[Update: streamlined with one map incorporating all & more complete instructions
Update: mobile version added, and added Persons Recovered (2nd screen top left)
Correction: user feedback showed importance of symbology to convey info not fear]

After last week's Coronavirus update general info and maps, here's a local information portal, no small thanks to ESRI, Esri(UK) support and Public Health England's own portals shown last week. Please read the right hand text box for instructions.

click to enlarge, go to desktop app

click to enlarge, go to mobile app


This collects in one place an array of information from Public Health England website as well as their ESRI portal, themselves incorporating Ordnance Survey and Office for National Statistics data:
  • the left or top panel shows UK statistics-at-a-glance updated daily
  • the map shows: 
    • current Hospital  and Practices locations (click on it for details) and cases by Unitary Authorities (a legal subdivision used by the National Health Service)
    • historic info on Practices from Public Health England, ten criteria help you choose one
  • at right are instructions with links to full screen Open Street Maps that are easier to navigate 

News flash: this just in, Office of National Statistics released this gorgeous map on where do over 70s live - a critical piece of information about the most vulnerable in this pandemic:




Monday, 16 March 2020

Coronavirus update

[Update: more dashboards local to Cambridgeshire shown in next blogpost]

This pandemic affects us all. You might be reading this from home. And while social distancing may become the norm, social isolation needn't be: Use social media, ye olde telephone, reach out! Here are some local resources gleaned from group meetings, the twitterverse and simple curiosity.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Low tech / high tech map updates

At last summer Street for Life (S4L) amd Cottemnham Beach Party events by Extinction Rebellion (XR) Cambridge, a simple sea level rise map was a hit with children and adults alike: I simply stuck on cardboard backing an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer map of Cambridge on side, and villages immediately north on the other. The +5 and +15 m. sea level rises (SLR) from the 2006 firetreemap  were hand-drawn, but eyeballing it made it pretty inaccurate... and +15 and +5 m. were picked because they overlapped Cambridge and villages north, rather than anything scientific!

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Listen to the scientists

[Update: East Anglia Fenlands + London Thames Valley inundation models now on YouTube!]

This is what happened at the first Extinction Rebellion Cambridge working group of concerned  scientists, on the topic of sea level rise (SLR) among many others discussed then. As posted earlier here, the scientific consensus lies at 0.5 and 2 m. SLR by mid- and end-century in moderate emissions and far-tail scenarios, respectively. That meeting reiterated, however, the importance of an extreme scenario, ~ 6 m. SLR from the melting of various ice sheets: 7 m. is in fact the default SLR setting for the original sea level rise map, flood.firetree.net.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Climate Emergency maps as easy as 1-2-3

Almost 2½ years ago I blogged then presented Emergency response maps as easy as 1-2-3 - in fact that helped spur on my current venture described in previous posts - and now apply the same to do inundation maps from sea level rise as well as river run-off.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Areas affected by sea level rise scenarios

Local Community Engagement 1234567891011, & 12


So far we've looked at sea level rise, timing, temperature regime and risk of flooding from land and from sea. These scenarios were developed using open data from Ordnance Survey and Climate Central for elevation models, UK Met Office for temperature and DEFRA for flooding. This was also put in a time and IPCC scenario context from scientific publications.

The second most important thing  for East Anglia Fenlands residents after the timing of such scenarios, is the actual areas affected by them. Having collected all the underpinning information, it was a matter of overlaying climate data with settlement data: infrastructure was posted in Part 2  from OS Open Zoomstack, and settlements were posted in Part 6 as a local Wikimedia gazetteer.

Friday, 20 December 2019

Flood risk model

Local Community Engagement 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 910 &11


[Update: Part 12 describes Cambridgeshire Parishes affected by sea level rise
Update 2: here is a Story Map that explains the background info to this project]

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Village Voice

Local Community Engagement 123456789 & 10


[Update: Part 11 adds flood risks to coastal inundation and temperature regime models]

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Wednesday, 27 November 2019