Last month we brought you 'The Heights of England', a map of building heights across the country. Many of you also asked for information about how we created the map. Happy to oblige, we're going to take you on a deep-dive into the technology behind the map and explain how we visualized 13,000,000 buildings without melting our servers or your browser.
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Our Head of Data Insight recently made an appearance in an article published by the Environment Agency (EA), promoting the use of LiDAR data in startups. We use a lot of the open data outputted by the EA as part of their Open Defra programme and this was a great opportunity to showcase some of it and thank the EA for their work.
It's been a busy 6 months since we released our 'Building Heights of London' application and associated Open Data download based upon the Environment Agency's LiDAR data. Since then the Emu Analytics team has been busy working on a new dataset to allow us to output building heights across England and introduce our new Emu DataPacks product.
This week we are showcasing the work of our intern from last year, Alice Millard. Alice really impressed us with her ideas around applying GIS analysis techniques to environmental crime and fly tipping in particular. As a result, we asked her to join us for a short-term internship. So over to Alice to talk about working with a startup and applying GIS analysis techniques to real social issues...
It's April in London, which can only mean one thing - time for the London Marathon! Given the impact it has on the capital, we couldn't really let it pass without creating something for the blog. For those who might be wondering, Pheidippides was the Ancient Greek runner that legend says ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of a military victory…and inadvertently created one of the world’s great sporting events.