Minutes from the fifth meeting of the Environment Agency Data Advisory Group, held on 3rd November 2015.
Minutes from the fourth meeting of the Environment Agency Data Advisory Group, held on 16th June 2015.
- Copies of presentations used in the meeting:
- A briefing note from Natural Resources Wales about the new online flood risk maps (.docx)
- An estimate of EA Income by Dataset (.xlsx)
The data is currently available to users through a commercial license with EA. However you can also access samples of the data for testing and / or development purposes. Further information below from the EA data team on how to access the data through a ‘development license’:
Unfortunately due to internal resource issues, we can’t supply national coverage datasets currently under development licences. We are too busy getting everything ready for September 1st when the data will be available from our Datashare site.
If you want data before this to have a look at and consider how you could use it then we can supply you with a development licence, which is free, and you can then access the Geomatics website and download a max 10 x 10 tiles * , of any resolution you like, anywhere you like.
This process is automated, doesn’t require staff time, and should be enough for anyone to complete any evaluation required in advance of the 1st September.
If you wish to obtain a development licence for LIDAR please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and please put “LIDAR-DEVELOPMENT LICENCE” in the subject line.
* Note the extent of the 10 x 10 tiles is dependent on the resolution you’re using. If you were downloading 1m or 2m data, then tiles are 1 sqkm each. Therefore you could download an area of up to 100 sqkm. If you were downloading 25cm or 50cm resolution data, then tiles are 500m x 500m each. Therefore you could download an area of up to 25 sqkm.
Friday 3 July 2015 – listen to Michael Rose’s ‘Lunchtime lecture‘ on the Environment Agency’s journey to becoming an Open Data organisation!
- Shoothill’s river levels and flood risk API: visualisation of river levels at 2,481 EA river gauges, and alerts via Twitter
- EA’s real-time flood monitoring API: flood warnings and flood alerts, flood areas which to which warnings or alerts apply, forecast of flood risks over the next three days, measurements of water levels and flows, and information on the monitoring stations providing those measurements
- EA’s Bathing water quality explorer (website and interactive tool): see EA blogposts: “Exploring water quality” and “England’s waters cleanest since records began“
- Defra’s blogpost on the new flood data APIs
The Environment Agency has just released a list of the top 79 priority datasets that are currently being assessed for release as Open Data over the next 6 months.
The list is a combination of the top 50 priority datasets that EADAG members ranked in order of priority, and additional datasets that the EA is also assessing to release.
- EA OpenData PipelineDatasets (in .xls format because WordPress does not support OpenDocument Spreadsheets).