Explaining the App
Is your property exposed to flood hazard? Is the area around you safe to move to during a flood crisis? Can you stay on an upper high elevated area in case of an emergency? In many countries, people are protected against floods by construction of bunds and dikes. It is important that people who live in flood prone areas are well aware about their location and the surroundings, and the science based information behind them. As a community driven app, this can be used by any individual around the world to study and analyse their location and the area around them to get a better understanding of what can be done during a crisis.
How to use the app
The yellow marker that shows up when the app is booted is used as a reference to analyse the flood risk. Drag or point the yellow marker to any location around the globe and hit the analyse button in the side menu. You can also type your address in the address bar down below which will automatically point the yellow marker to your location. The red lines bounding the yellow marker is the extend of this analysis. Once the analysis is complete, you can switch between property level analysis and area level analysis from the menu. Click any marker on the map to find its elevation which can be used as a manual survey.
Property level Analysis:
With the property-based analysis of this app, you can see how high the water around your property may rise during a flood. The direction of floods from where the water may rise is demarcated and this information can be used to build dikes or walls to prevent them. The blue shaded markers shows the low lying areas surrounding the property where water can accumulate and the red shaded markers shows relatively higher altitude areas.
Area Level Analysis:
The area around the selected location is analysed and the elevated areas relative to the location is marked in green and red shades, while blue shades denote low lying areas. View the legends for the analysis in the menu. The areas shaded in blue are in risk of flooding while green, red and such colors are highly elevated and possibly more safer than the blue shaded areas. Every marker when clicked displays its particular elevation, which can be used as a manual survey.
This is not a funded project and few features might not be available during peak hours.
When using this app or the information on this app, you agree that the developer cannot be held liable for any direct / indirect damage (loss of profit, loss of business, loss of reputation) that is caused as a result of using this app.