Posts Tagged ‘geographic’

Risk exposure. Geoprocessing using Open Source Data!! Next steps!!


Now that we have completed a first example, let’s continue with a real-world one. Its important working on a Data Model to define what we understand as a Risk and how important this is. Meaning. High voltage power lines are an actual risk but the closer we are, i guess the bigger the risk is, meaning i.e 3 if we are within 50m and 1 if we are 150m away… It’s only a guess.


Same thing related to antennas, Petrol stations, etc.

This is my Data Model defined over the city of Madrid, Spain.

1 LINES- Roads speed >50 km/h within 100m risk=3
2 LINES- Power lines within 100m risk=3


High voltage towers,
Petrol stations:

risk if within 50m=3; risk if within 100m=2; risk if within 150m=1; 


Cement factories,
Electric Sub-stations,
Waste storage facilities:

risk if within 50m=3; risk if within 100m=2; risk if within 150m=1; 

(NOTE: You can choose your own risk thresholds and importance. Also note these information downloaded from Open Source data (Cartociudad, CNIG) has not been double checked and it has been used as is).


How is this risk, or these combination of risks impacting in the population of Madrid?


Can we extrapolate these patterns to other cities in the world?
We will definitely continue  this analysis shortly.

You can also visuallize this analysis using CartoDB, the field regarding “risk exposure level” is called ALL2, and ranges from 2 to 12:

Software: ArcGIS 10.3, Global Mapper 17, CartoDB

Please share if you enjoyed it… or just to say hello!

Alberto C
MSc GIS and remote sensing UAH

La geográfica cabecera de ‘Up in the air’ con George Clooney


Para alguien que maneja mapas a diario es una sorpresa interesante cruzarse con esta cabecera de la película de Jason Reirman protagonizada por George Clooney ‘Up in the air’. Nubes, campos de cultivo, ciudades en 2D, 3D. Qué bien he elegido mi profesión:-)

Para alguien que viaja mucho, salvando las distancias, este vídeo, también del mismo fil ‘Up in the air’ es un simpático recuerdo de lo que es un viaje pasando por uno y mil auropuertos, arcos voltaicos, empaquetando, desempaquetando…

Espero que os guste!


(Fuente: Jose Ignacio Sánchez de Nosolosig)