Meniscus news and blog articles

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Download the Hyperlocal Rainfall App on Android and iPhone

Meniscus Systems have officially released the Hyperlocal Rainfall App onto iTunes. Users can now download the app on: Android – Google Play iOS – iTunes The simple-to-use ‘Hyperlocal Rainfall’ App uses GPS location for point-to-point journeys, to provide highly-localised rainfall predictions for imminent time-windows, allowing users to plan their journeys. Using the App allows them to undertake […]

Automated invoice generation and management reporting for CHP units

Meniscus was recently approached by a power company to create an automated invoice generation and management reporting service for their CHP units. The invoices will be based upon raw data sent to the Meniscus servers and include using a range of key variables and unit rates that will be entered into a simple bespoke web […]

Identifying the risk of a flood at specific locations in your area?

Meniscus provides software that gives a “heads up” about the risks of flooding at a specific flood risk location. Our service brings together a number of sets of data into one easy to use dashboard and calculates a range of metrics that identify if there is a potential flood risk. Do you have locations where […]

Flood Forecasting part 2

A new project has been undertaken by several UK Councils using MAP to deliver specific localised flood monitoring and is currently being tested by Cambridge City Council. This service combines actual radar rainfall and forecast rainfall data and uses it to calculate the maximum rainfall return period for a specific location for the next 36 […]

How Innovative is MAP for Predicting Flooding?

Predicting Flooding Existing solutions for predicting flooding are heavily reliant on the use of complex models that are very expensive and time-consuming to build. In addition, these models can be too complex to readily run in real time conditions. The Meniscus approach looks to replace this by using existing datasets and models wherever possible to […]

Flood Forecasting part 1

MAP-Rain is an existing flood forecasting and rainfall prediction solution based on the proven Meniscus Analytics Platform (MAP) which is a high performance, generic, Big Data, cloud based real time calculation/analytics platform. MAP-Rain is a generic and initial solution for flood forecasting and integrates additional datasets and models from the existing systems, APIs and databases already […]

Hyperlocal Rainfall Predictions

Our innovative Hyperlocal Rainfall app has recently been published on the Playstore. We have had 5* reviews and between 100 and 500 installs in less than one month. We believe the positive reviews are predominantly down to our highly accurate and hyper-localised rainfall predictions. These predictions are updated every five minutes to give 12 new […]

Multiple Regression Analysis Lowers Fleet Costs

Do you have a fleet management system? Does this calculate how much fuel is being consumed by each vehicle and by whom? This is very important information and very often nothing, or not enough, is being done with your information. With the constant fluctuation in fuel prices, it can be difficult for transport companies to […]