September 28, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub Releases Advanced Wildfire Model

SAN DIEGO – HazardHub has launched its advanced Wildfire Model for the United States. The new model represents an incredible improvement over current wildfire models, combining fuel load, urban/wildland interface data, rainfall data, wind data, satellite imagery, and known wildfire perimeters to create the highest resolution, most detailed wildfire assessment ever available.

Brady Foust, Chief Science Officer at HazardHub, said “I have been developing wildfire models for many years. I have never felt more confident in a wildfire model. The HazardHub Advanced Wildfire Model captures and concentrates risk in the areas that are most susceptible to wildfire while resisting the temptation to simply label an entire area as dangerous.”

Foust adds “most static models concentrate on fuel load and distance to the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI).  These are important variables, but we add an additional five: 1) fire season rainfall;

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September 24, 2018 | IN Blog

Michael Jolitz joins HazardHub as Chief Technology Officer

Industry veteran and geospatial data expert poised to take HazardHub to a new level of growth.

HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, has announced that geospatial veteran Michael Jolitz has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.

Brady Foust, Chief Scientist of HazardHub, says, “We continue to add people skilled at geospatial data development.  Mike has experience, expertise, and skill with geospatial data. His unique skill set a welcome addition to the HazardHub team.”

Mike adds, “This is a great opportunity to leverage HazardHub’s approach to delivering data to the market.  The business agility at HazardHub is refreshing and the ability to adapt almost instantly to customer needs is incredibly important.  The strategy here for providing comprehensive property risk data and solutions will drive us forward.  I have known and worked with many members of the HazardHub team over the years and am excited to be reunited in this award-winning company.”

Bob Frady,

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July 10, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub Releases Massive Data Update

We’ve been pretty quiet over the last month or so with our communications. It turns out that we’ve been heads-down and building out both improved and new datasets for your data enjoyment!

We’ve got a massive amount of new data under review by our data sciences team. In order to get you the best and freshest data possible, we’re breaking things up to not one but TWO data releases in July. We just went live with the first update today – here’s what it contains.

     * Hydrant locations – We are now just over 8 million hydrant locations across the US, with a focus on the most populated states. Check and see if your address is covered at http://hazardhub.com/fire_hydrant/


     * Fire Station Locations 

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June 04, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub releases first of its kind Sinkhole Susceptibility database

HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, has announced the release of Sinkhole Susceptibility, the nation’s first database that scores every address in the United States by the risk that the ground beneath them contains formations that lead to the ground collapsing upon itself  – aka Sinkholes.

Currently, sinkhole tools are limited to “Distance to Known Sinkholes” calculations, like the one currently available from HazardHub. While effective, they only tell part of the story as new sinkholes will often appear far from where an existing sinkhole is located. For example, a sinkhole at the Villages, FL was more than 1.5 miles away from the nearest known sinkhole. Sinkhole Susceptibility shows that property as a “D” and highly susceptible to sinkholes.  Another example is the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, infamously known for a sinkhole that swallowed seven Corvettes on display,

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May 24, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub releases major HydrantHubTM update

HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, has announced a major update HydrantHubTM, the nation’s first addressable database of fire hydrant locations. This growing database contains more than 5.2 Million hydrant locations across thousands of cities, states, counties and water districts across the United States. The new release contains 62% more hydrants than the prior version of HydrantHub, all of which are available via HazardHub’s Distance to Nearest Fire Hydrant web tool.

 

Distance to a fire hydrant is one of the most critical components to properly price homeowners and property insurance. Yet – too often – hydrant data has been unobtainable or relied on a homeowner’s best guess.  Worse, companies that claim to have hydrant data often charge people to look at it.

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April 18, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub hires Geospatial Expert Joe Litchfield as Chief Data Officer

SAN DIEGO, CA – HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, has announced that geospatial veteran Josef Litchfield has joined the company as Chief Data Officer.

Brady Foust, Chief Scientist of HazardHub, says “in order to expand HazardHub’s science and point data, we needed someone who is skilled at geospatial data acquisition. We’re bursting at the seams with ideas about improving hazard data. Joe’s experience, expertise, and skill with geospatial data is a welcome addition to the HazardHub team. “

Joe adds “I am incredibly excited to join HazardHub. They are far and away the most innovative and aggressive company in the geospatial hazard data market. I’ve been impressed with what HazardHub has been able to accomplish in the last year and look forward to accelerating HazardHub’s fantastic growth.  My goal is to make HazardHub’s complex geospatial risk data easy to consume,

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April 09, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub Releases FloodStemsTM flood components – allowing users to build their own custom flood models

SAN DIEGO, CA – HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, has announced the release of FloodStemsTM. For the first time, catastrophe modelers can build their very own flood models via the use of the individual components used to build other, pre-existing flood models. No longer do flood modelers need to rely on pre-canned answers – they can now build their own.

The data from FloodStemsTM is derived from a series of different data components, all delivered in a single call via the HazardHub API. The data elements include –

FEMA Flood Zone Data – (25 Components)
FEMA FIRM Data – (7 Components)
HazardHub Flood Data – (12 Components)
HazardHub SurgeMax – (1 Component)
HazardHub Distance to Coast – (2 Components)
Precipitation Data – (11 Components)
Property Elevation –

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March 28, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub releases HydrantHubTM database of fire hydrant locations

SAN DIEGO CA – HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, has announced the release HydrantHubTM, the nation’s first addressable database of fire hydrant locations. This growing database contains more than 3.2 Million hydrant locations across 625 cities, states, counties and water districts across the United States. The data is available via HazardHub’s fast and powerful data API, as well as via the “Find My Closest Hydrant” tool at www.hazardhub.com.

Distance to a fire hydrant is one of the most critical components to properly price homeowners and property insurance. Yet – too often – hydrant data has been unobtainable or relied on a homeowner’s best guess.  HydrantHub aims to break that data blockage by collecting and standardizing hydrant data, then making that data available to consumers,

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March 13, 2018 | IN Blog

HazardHub announces massive hazard risk data updates and additions

SAN DIEGO CA – HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, has announced their Spring 2018 data release. HazardHub now tracks 46 different risks with more than 225 different data fields.

Brady Foust, Chief Science Officer of HazardHub states, “Our team has been working diligently to provide our customers with both updated data and brand new data elements that no other hazard provider maintains. We’ve developed the best, most comprehensive and detailed, set of hazard risk data available. We’re thrilled to provide this update.”

New Datasets include –

 

  • Underground Storage Tanks – Nearest UST, Number of tanks at the nearest facility, number of tanks within ¼, ½ and 1 Mile Radius
  • Toxic Release Facilities
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