Meniscus news and blog articles

Read the latest Meniscus news and blog articles on big data, analysis, research, how-to, opinions, data management and videos.

Hyperlocal Storm – predicting high intensity storms at any location

Hyperlocal Storm is our new service from MAP Rain that predicts the impact of high-intensity rain events on any village, town. For cities we are can create predictions at the postcode sector level.

Selected as finalist for Gravity 02 Challenge – creating micro-climate models

We are using our MAP IoT analytics platform to develop a solution to the Bardsley Orchard Challenge – how to calculate microclimates to increase farm efficiency and productivity.

MAP Rain selected as finalist for Wessex Water EDM monitoring Proof of Concept

Really pleased to be selected for the Wessex Water Proof of Concept looking at making smarter use of EDM data. Our MAP Rain solution has been chosen as one of three solutions to be trialed during the 3 month Proof of Concept. This follows a rigorous review of competition entries from 30 companies.

MAP Rain case study – Leeds City Council and storm Ciara

Summary of a case study with Leeds City Council for alerting and reporting during Storm Ciara using our MAP Rain real-time rainfall analytics solutions. Leeds City Council use MAP Rain to analyse historic rain events and to receive forecast rain alerts for catchments and points of interest. This case study reviews the alerts generated for storm Ciara on the 9th and 10th February 2020 and compares the actual rainfall results against the alerts generated.

Home Energy platform upgrade – new Widget graphs

The upgrade to the Meniscus Calculation Engine (MCE) on our free-to-use Home Energy platform lets users create their own dashboards. This will let us phase out the old Silverlight dashboard that requires Internet Explorer. Users can create their own widgets and embed them in their own HTML dashboard in a matter of minutes. The dashboard will then automatically refresh every time you open it and at the refresh rate you entered when you created them.

MAP IoT Entities – Introduction

MAP IoT Entities give you control over the analytics deployed in your IoT application as well as the ability to replicate to tens of thousands of instances. It simplifies the job or turning any type of raw data into the analytics and metrics you want to display to your users. MAP does all the plumbing so you just need to upload raw data and pull down the calculated metrics.

New MAP IoT Gateway device

New MAP IoT Gateway lets users connect to the MAP servers directly from their device allowing two way control via a dashboard

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