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Flood Maps – Spot the Difference

Much has been made of the RAF Sentinel and GR.4a/RAPTOR pod contribution to flood mapping but not many people seem to know that the Environment Agency has its own airborne mapping aircraft and an account with Astrium for access to Terra SAR satellite imagery

The mapping product from the RAF has now been released.

Compare and contrast

RAF Sentinel and Tornado GR.4 with RAPTOR pod

raptor pod 740x370 Flood Maps   Spot the Difference
RAPTOR Pod
raf waddington air show press day 2006 Flood Maps   Spot the Difference
Sentinel R1
raf flood mapping sentinel 640x451 Flood Maps   Spot the Difference
RAF Flood Mapping – Sentinel
raptor pod floods 640x381 Flood Maps   Spot the Difference
Bourne End -RAPTOR

 

Environment Agency Geomatics Cessna 404 and Terra SAR

TerraSAR X Satellite 740x517 Flood Maps   Spot the Difference
TerraSAR-X Satellite
The Environment Agencys LIDAR plane Flood Maps   Spot the Difference
The Environment Agency’s LIDAR plane
environment agenecy geomatics 640x452 Flood Maps   Spot the Difference
Environment Agenecy Geomatics
ea geomatics 640x367 Flood Maps   Spot the Difference
EA Geomatics

 

Wonder what the cost differential is?

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. dave haine

    More worringly, the RAF seem have identified the wrong area in their graphic header.

    However, looking at the Geomatics graphic states that the water extent for 2014 is estimated. And interestingly, the on ground extimate for the flooding was 65,000 hectares.

    Anyway, i wonder how real time the geomatics data can be, compared to the Sentinels stuff.

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