CRIM and K2 Geospatial, two Québec organizations with over 25 years experience, talk about adapting to climate change

An overview of their public service solutions

Imagine that on a spring day, that the Saint-Maurice river is set to rise above 2 meters over the next 24 hours. Riverside residents are in shock. They will barely have time to take their personal belongings before leaving their homes.

In comes JMap, the cartographic integration platform developed by K2 Geospatial. Thanks to Jmap,Trois-Rivières public services are better able to plan intervention and communications.

Used by nearly 500 organizations across the world, the JMap platform enables the visualization and analysis of digital terrain models, making it possible to quickly detect properties at risk of flood. This information, combined wiith other datasets (topography, infrastructure, buildings, etc.), helps civil security analysts plan communication and emergency response.

Jmap then connects to call centers that inform residents and enable faster emergency dispatch. With this platform, the capacity for collaborative, real-time ability-to-act is increased significantly.

JMap

JMap also helps plan ahead and find temporary accommodations (arenas, schools, etc.) for evacuees.

K2 Geospatial and CRIM

CRIM and K2 Geospatial are committed to democratizing access to geospatial data. Their respective initiatives aim interoperability based on Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards.

Hence it should come as no surprise to find these two organizations attending the same OGC roundtables, as was the case during CRIM’s recent presentation on data architecture.

 At K2 Geospatial, we are highly sensitive to everything concerning climate change for our clients. The depth of CRIM data allows for accurate communications and quality emergency response.  
– Jacques Charron, president and founder, K2 Geospatial

Moreover, K2 Geospatial plans to connect JMap to one of CRIM’s applications, ClimateData.ca, developed in collaboration with  Environment and Climate Change Canada and Ouranos, a regional climatology consortium. “We are proud to provide accurate and relevant information for government decision-makers in light of climate change.” Françoys Labonté, CEO of CRIM.

The K2 Geospatial team believes that its clientele, mainly cities and municipalities (MRC), has every interest in using ClimateData.ca to access relevant and actionable information. The two organizations will be doing a live demo of this integration at the 9th virtual Jmap user conference on October 28th. “At K2 Geospatial, we are highly sensitive to everything concerning climate change for our clients. The depth of CRIM data allows for accurate communications and quality emergency response: for instance, in detecting high-risk infrastructures such as buildings, power lines, roads, bodies of water, bridges, etc.” Jacques Charron, president and founder of K2 Geospatial.

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