PERILS Issues Maximum Flood Footprint Map for Central Europe

July 25, 2013

PERILS AG, the independent Zurich-based company providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has released its final Maximum Flood Extent Map for the floods which affected Central Europe in June 2013.

The bulletin explained that the “flood footprint is based on the daily Rapid Flood Snapshots which have already been made available on the PERILS website, but also includes additional radar and optical satellite data.

“The Maximum Flood Extent Map is provided in a geo-coded format and can be easily imported into map viewers and geographical information systems. The data can also be combined with other geo-coded information, such as information on insured exposures, and thus facilitate the post-event analysis of the impact of the flooding.”

PERILS explained that its “Maximum Flood Extent Map, as well as the Rapid Flood Snapshots, are part of the trial phase of a project to provide satellite-based flood footprints for the insurance industry and are sponsored by the European Space Agency.

“The footprints are produced by Vista and SERTIT, two companies offering remote sensing services. PERILS acts as the distribution platform for the data. The satellite-based flood footprints can be pre-viewed and downloaded free of charge from the PERILS website.

Source: PERILS

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