Centralizing national flood data in the cloud can help reduce loss of life and property
Microsoft Research
DEC 29, 2014 01:25 AM
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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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