Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp releases a new application to help fire services determine aggregate risk. Risk Modeller provides analytical functionality for determining risk by combining the effects of spatial and attribute data from a range of different layers.
A significant number of UK Fire & Rescue Services (FRS) are currently using Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller GIS software and Workload Modeller to assist in the production of Integrated Risk Management Plans (IRMP). Following a customer consultation exercise, the requirement for an additional application for locating, assessing and analysing risk coverage was identified. Risk Modeller was subsequently developed.
Risk Modeller can be used to create multiple risk maps based on historical data, projected data and demographics as well as changes to population distribution and transport links. It can be used to test the impact of various risk factors, the options include:
All risk modelling uses thematic mapping for the presentation of results. Pre-defined themes or heat maps quickly identify and compare risk between scenarios. Results are created as schema columns on existing or new datasets, automatically archiving the scenario and allowing the comparison of multiple risk combinations.
“Cadcorp Risk Modeller is a significant addition to our range of applications used by Fire and Rescue Services,” said Martin McGarry, managing director of Cadcorp. “After consulting our customers, it became apparent that an additional application would help our customers identify aggregate risk and help inform their plans for its mitigation.”
Visit the Cadcorp website for more information on the GIS tools they supply to the Fire & Rescue services sector.
Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software. It offers a complete suite of products – the Cadcorp Spatial Information System® (Cadcorp SIS®) – addressing all phases of spatial information management. Cadcorp SIS is available worldwide through a network of Cadcorp partners and through a direct sales team in the UK and Ireland. To find out more, please visit www.cadcorp.com.