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Shoothill adds Live Groundwater and River Flow levels to GaugeMap
Since the launch of GaugeMap (http://www.gaugemap.co.uk/)
As more and more environmental data is being made available by the Environment Agency as part of its commitment to ‘Open Data’, so the release of Groundwater and Flow data is a welcome addition to the work already undertaken by the Environment Agency in this area.
Miranda Kavanagh, Executive Director of Evidence, Environment Agency said: “We’
Rod Plummer, Managing Director of Shoothill added “Climate change in future years is forecast to have an impact on not only on the amount of rain that supports river flows and replenishes groundwater, but also on the demand for water itself. Groundwater is a hidden but vital resource with many different roles, for example, today it provides at least a third of England and Wales’s drinking water and in some areas of Southern England, groundwater is the source of up to 80% of the drinking water available through our taps”.
Equally as important is the river flow data, which although useful for recreational purposes, is also extremely important for the management of water resources, the design of water-related structures (reservoirs, bridges, flood banks, etc.), the insurance market and in flood warning and alleviation schemes.
All of the Environment Agency data used in GaugeMap is also available as Open Data through the Environment Agency Data APIs (http://www.shoothill.com/
For more information please contact Victoria Hammond, Shoothill, on 0845 421 0390 or email victoria.hammond@
Notes to Editors
Shoothill (www.shoothill.com) is a leading data visualisation software developer specialising in creating in-house and bespoke software solutions for a diverse range of clients.
Using interactive maps and other powerful visualisation technologies, the company specialises in transforming complex statistical or geographic data into dynamic and easily accessible formats for anyone to use. For example, in 2012, Shoothill Launched FloodAlerts (http://wwwnews.live.bbc.co.uk/
Clients include the BBC, Environment Agency, Microsoft, Formula One, Virgin, BT, The United Nations, amongst many others.