This article was originally published by Applied Geographics Inc. (AppGeo), a company acquired by The Sanborn Map Company Inc in September 2022.
Project Description and Outcome: AppGeo developed a web-based Property Damage Peril Ranking System to map the relationships between points-of-interest and peril/weather areas. Through the user interface, each weather metric can be selected and increasingly or decreasingly visible via an input slider. For example, there were a series of contour data layers that demarcated how likely those areas would have experienced damage from tornadoes based on the path and severity of the tornado event in that area. The application is used to evaluate and verify large scale damage from perilous weather and support overall assessment and prediction of weather patterns.
AppGeo’s Performance: AppGeo has worked in a collaborative and agile manner with WeatherSource to develop the effective and intuitive WIRS application, often responding to application enhancement requests in a matter of days.