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MAP Rain – new forecast alert dashboard

New MAP Rain alert dashboard makes it much easier to keep track of forecast rain alerts for Points and Polygons in your area of interest. The alert dashboard updates every 5 minutes, as new rainfall data arrives, and updates the colour of your Points and Polygons depending on the level of flood risk. The alert dashboard also displays an animation of the forecast rainfall across the UK

Lazy loading for processing large data sets

MAP uses the principle of lazy loading to ensure that only the data required to calculate a data set is extracted from the database. This speeds up the processing and calculation of data and helps MAP deliver it’s lighting fast calculation times

Support for rich and extensible data types

MAP allows users to create their own data types which can greatly improve and speed up the processing of more complex data and provides the flexibility to process any type of data

Benefits of a dynamically constructed dependency tree

MAP uses a dynamically constructed dependency tree to identify the relationship of Items and to determine which Items (s) need to be calculated in order for another Item to be calculated.

Using Data Blocks and Data Versioning to deliver real time analytics

Meniscus Analytics Platform (MAP) uses Data Blocks and Data Versioning to reduce disk IOPS and deliver the calculation speeds for real time analytics – view the article to see more information

MAP Sewer – creation of simplified sewer network models

New MAP Sewer capability speeds up the creation of simplified sewer network models. The process uses QGIS and Python scripts to simplify the much more detailed models already developed by the Water Companies. As a result, we create a set of output files that can be imported directly into MAP Sewer.

Optimize battery storage by predicting power output

Case study – Short term solar irradiance predictions and impact on PV site revenue This case study summarises the work completed in an InnovateUK collaborative research project to optimize battery storage at PV sites using short term solar irradiance predictions. As a result of this work, the project delivered the following outcomes. Deliver solar irradiance […]

MAP Rain – New FEH 2013 Rainfall Return Period calculator

We are updating MAP Rain to let users calculate the FEH 2013 return period for any location. This process updates the existing FEH99 return period calculation service and provides API calls to let users embed the calculations in their own applications.